enamel88

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My DAT is about a week away and I'm trying to hammer away at either S&D, and the other method where I read the first question and keep reading till I hit the second question etc. For S&D I feel like sometimes I have to eyeball (not skim/read) the whole passage just for 1 question. I did 2 BC RC tests and received both a 17 :( (I even had to guess on some of the questions and stilll got a 17) and I feel like I need more materials to practice with after Bootcamp. Would you guys recommend Qvault/Topscore RC in terms of types of questions and readings similar to the real test? I'm planning to do maybe 1-2 tests everyday till test day. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I haven't done Qvault, but I have done Topscore... I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND TOPSCORE RC.... It's completely different than the actual DAT.
 
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was the real test very S&D-able? or was it like similiar Q's as bootcamp?
 

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was the real test very S&D-able? or was it like similiar Q's as bootcamp?
It depends on the test tbh. Some people have straight S&D, others don't... I had majority non-S&D questions lol so I didn't do as well (since I only practiced the S&D method).
 

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I really felt like the real test was a mix of bootcamp and Qvault so I recommend both. I personally don't like SandD because sometimes keywords in a question are repeated multiple times in the passage and it confused me. That's why I ended up making a method that is now on BC strategy page. Although some slower readers prefer SandD so they can finish it all in time.
 
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