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Planning to take the test in 2016

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by gamesdf, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. gamesdf

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    I know that it takes only a few months to study for this exam, but I want to start early since I am working full-time. Also, I want to start on RC early because English is not my first language..

    So far, I am planning to use these materials to study:

    kaplan BB

    PAT: DAT bootcamp + CRACK DAT PAT

    Reading : DAT bootcamp

    Bio: Cliffs AP bio + DAT bootcamp

    GC and OC: chads videos + DAT bootcamp

    DAT destroyer + math destroyer for practice

    As I mentioned in other post, I took MCAT a few months ago and crushed science sections (12+ on both PS and BS). I got into several med schools but I decided to go for dentistry after shadowing a few dentists.. How long do you think it will take me to study for DAT? I will probably be able to study only for 2-3 hrs a day due to work.. maybe 5~6 hours on weekend though..

    Also, if I buy 2015 editions, do you guys think they are good enough for 2016 DAT? I heard that they will make some changes to QR and bio in 2016..


    Thank you so much in advance.
     
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  3. bigbutrealdreams

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    Ok so for RC, since it is not your first language, I recommend ACHIEVER.
    Their texts are so hard, that if you learn how to answer their questions, you will be set for the real thing, whch is easier
     
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  4. FeralisExtremum

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    I wouldn't bother with Kaplan's book, honestly.
     
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  5. gamesdf

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    Do you think achiever, datgenius, datqvault, bootcamp, and crack DAT reading are enough for RC for the next 5~6 months?
     
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    That's a long time to study.
    But I understand you concern.

    I would honestly use like SAT material in your situation and save bootcamp and qvault etc until like a month or two before as a gauge of where you are at.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I honestly need only a few weeks for science sections but I believe I need a long pd of time to prepare for RC..

    How long does it usually take to finish qvault and bootcamp RC?

    If I want to use all those materials for RC, when should I start using them?
     
  8. BYU4you

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    Bootcamp only has 5 test and qvault 10.
    Once you do it once you kind of know it and it's hard to get a redo on them since you've been exposed.

    You have 3 month subscriptions on them.
     
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  9. bigbutrealdreams

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    read science articles daily too1
     
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    Thank you!
     

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