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So TFE and Pattern Folding are the toughest sections out of the PAT for me ...sooo my question is.. does anyone know if all 6 sections are weighed the same? I want to focus more on the other 4 sections, which I can do pretty quick for the most part, but wouldn't want to risk time missing those 4 sections' questions, instead of TFE which I'll use a lot of time on and maybe get stressed and lose time on anyway. After those 4, I'll do pattern folding (which I believe is last) and then jump back to the Marked TFE with whatever time I have left. I can do TFE and Pattern Folding but they just take me LONG right now...I'm practicing but I'm sure I won't ever do them as quick as holes, cubes, keyholes or angles...

Also, anyone know the exact order they show up in just to make sure?

Also, any recommended time breakdowns - this seems to be pretty on par I think:
Holes 10 minutes
Angles 5 min
Keyholes 10 min
TFE 15 min
Cube Counting 5 min
Pattern Folding 15
 

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Each question is weighted the same, 1 pt out of 90.
Your order is wrong though.
The correct order the sections come in are:
1. Keyholes
2. TFE
3. Angles
4. Holepunches
5. Cube Counting
6. Pattern Folding
 

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Each question is weighted the same, 1 pt out of 90.
Your order is wrong though.
The correct order the sections come in are:
1. Keyholes
2. TFE
3. Angles
4. Holepunches
5. Cube Counting
6. Pattern Folding

thanks...so it IS same order as Kaplan has it

May just do the keyholes, the easier TFE and mark the harder ones and move on to do angles, hole punch, cube count, pattern folding and then TFE last since they drive me the craziest and take the longest...good thing there's a break after the PAT! lol
 

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On the real DAT, can you skip around within the PAT sections or you get locked and can't go back once you hit "next" set of questions? has anyone tried doing this on the real DAT?
 
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On the real DAT, can you skip around within the PAT sections or you get locked and can't go back once you hit "next" set of questions? has anyone tried doing this on the real DAT?

im pretty sure you can skip around between/within the different PAT sections as its all technically 1 section with a certain allotted time....also you can mark questions, so im almost positive if you mark a TFE question and finish up on pattern folding, you can go back to that marked TFE problem etc.....someone would need to verify though
 

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im pretty sure you can skip around between/within the different PAT sections as its all technically 1 section with a certain allotted time....also you can mark questions, so im almost positive if you mark a TFE question and finish up on pattern folding, you can go back to that marked TFE problem etc.....someone would need to verify though

Yes you can skip the questions and come back to them later. You can either mark them or leave them unanswered. When you get to the end of the test or if you choose to click the "Review" button on the test screen, you have the ability to answer unanswered and marked questions.

Go to ada's website for the DAT tutorial, and you'll get all of your answers there ;)

http://www.ada.org/dat.aspx
 

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Yes you can skip the questions and come back to them later. You can either mark them or leave them unanswered. When you get to the end of the test or if you choose to click the "Review" button on the test screen, you have the ability to answer unanswered and marked questions.

Go to ada's website for the DAT tutorial, and you'll get all of your answers there ;)

http://www.ada.org/dat.aspx

Thanks for both answers!!

@ dentalexcel: I will check out the tutorial :)!!
 
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