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On the DAT, were the angles for the angle ranking really difficult to see? Like 2 degrees difference, like bootcamp is? Or is it a little better, maybe 10 degree differences?
 

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On the DAT, were the angles for the angle ranking really difficult to see? Like 2 degrees difference, like bootcamp is? Or is it a little better, maybe 10 degree differences?
The ones on the DAY ranged from hard 3 degree differences to easy 5 degree differences. But never 10, that would be ridiculous lol
 
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I'm probably in the minority here, but I thought all of the angle ranking problems on my DAT were a lot easier than ones from Bootcamp generator. I'd say they were all higher than 3 degrees on my test whereas Bootcamp has a lot of 2 degree problems.
 

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I agree with SDDDAT! In my opinion, the angle ranking on the DAT was a tad easier than Bootcamp's. This is the section where you just trust your gut and pick.
 

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Second that with SDDAT. Bootcamp angle generator is harder than the actual DAT. If you can get 14/15 correct on Bootcamp, you should be more than fine on the actual DAT.
 

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Real DAT was slightly easier although they had some funky orientations and lengths. I think they were about 3-4 degrees difference on the real thing.
 

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I'm getting 7/15 on bootcamp. :(
I first took the Kaplan practice exam. It was a little too easy, I got 23 without even knowing what PAT was.

However, I bought/used Bootcamp, and the first few I was averaging around 9 or 10/15. Sometimes I would have an insanely low 5/15 for some unknown reason. Keep practicing, use the angle generator (turn the timer OFF) and find YOUR system of ranking the angle! To give you some hope, even though I struggled and wasn't consistent with angle ranking, I got a 24 on PAT.
 

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I first took the Kaplan practice exam. It was a little too easy, I got 23 without even knowing what PAT was.

However, I bought/used Bootcamp, and the first few I was averaging around 9 or 10/15. Sometimes I would have an insanely low 5/15 for some unknown reason. Keep practicing, use the angle generator (turn the timer OFF) and find YOUR system of ranking the angle! To give you some hope, even though I struggled and wasn't consistent with angle ranking, I got a 24 on PAT.[/QUO
I first took the Kaplan practice exam. It was a little too easy, I got 23 without even knowing what PAT was.

However, I bought/used Bootcamp, and the first few I was averaging around 9 or 10/15. Sometimes I would have an insanely low 5/15 for some unknown reason. Keep practicing, use the angle generator (turn the timer OFF) and find YOUR system of ranking the angle! To give you some hope, even though I struggled and wasn't consistent with angle ranking, I got a 24 on PAT.
I was the same way and I also recieved a 24 on the PAT section. OP, just keep practicing, it will click eventually.
 

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I used to make "below 14" on DAT Bootcamp's PAT, but practiced and made a 22 on the real DAT. In fact, I delayed my test solely because of my poor PAT results on the practice exams. Just keep practicing!
 

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We all sound like those sketchy infomercials "I used to get a 11 on PAT but after working with so-and-so, I got a 38 on my PAT!"

No, but in all seriousness, practice makes perfect. How high you will actually score idk, but keep working at it and I'm sure you'll make significant improvements!