How to score a 28 in the RC part of the DAT?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by melmu001, 05.17.14.

  1. SDN is made possible through member donations, sponsorships, and our volunteers. Learn about SDN's nonprofit mission.
  1. melmu001

    melmu001 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    12.15.13
    Messages:
    352
    How can I score a 28 in RC?
     
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. tcufrof824

    tcufrof824 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    12.15.13
    Messages:
    32
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    For RC, I don't think there is a textbook method to getting a high score. I would try to read a few science articles a day to maybe boost your reading speeds, and then complete a bunch of timed practice RC tests. Determine which method you are most comfortable with this section, and stick to it. For me, I've always been confident in my reading speed and comprehension. I read the article fully one time, then went to the questions. By reading the article, I could answer many questions, but I also knew where the answer would be located so it was easy to go back to the text. I know others have had success with search and destroy, but I'm not sure if strictly search and destroy can get you a 28 in RC.
     
  4. Rosie_14*

    Rosie_14* 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    02.16.14
    Messages:
    14
    One strategy that I like is to read the passages and make short notes about the topics of each paragraph. This way if you are unsure you know where to find the answer quickly because you have mapped your passage. Reading all of the passage will help you with questions that encompass the whole passage.
     
  5. customx

    customx 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    10.20.09
    Messages:
    1,204
    Status:
    Dental Student
    Answer 98% of the questions correctly and you'll almost certainly score a 28 or above. It's not that difficult
     
  6. Glimmer1991

    Glimmer1991 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.05.12
    Messages:
    3,501
    Location:
    NC
    Status:
    Dental Student
    In my opinion, getting a score this high involves some luck. You can do everything in the world to prepare, but you just might get a test that doesn't suit your personal knowledge base very well.

    I think that with hard work and a firm knowledge base, you can get yourself to a 23 or even a 24. When you start talking about a 28, though, that seriously means only missing 1-2 questions on the section. You can't guarantee that.
     
    Tooth Lover likes this.
  7. Tooth Lover

    Tooth Lover 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    08.30.09
    Messages:
    59
    Location:
    Houston
    Status:
    Dental Student
    I think you should definitely find a strategy that you feel comfortable with.
    I personally like the method of making short notes on each of the paragraphs in the passage. Doing so, I felt really confident about the first 2 passages until I got to the 3rd one.... It was a physics based passage :(
    So like Gimmer1991 said, it definitely involves some luck.
     

About the ads

Share This Page