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take the kaplan course?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by HurricaneAlana, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. HurricaneAlana

    HurricaneAlana 2+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    Long Island
    there is one being offered at my school during the summer... i am planning on taking the DAT mid august (i know, rather late.. :() i usually study for things on my own, and hope that'll be enough... but i feel that my GPA is not very competitive, and I want to really do well... did anyone take the course? and if so, was it helpful? i've heard mixed reviews about Kaplan from other friends (who took exams such as the LSAT and GRE)... advice please? thanks!
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  3. dmd2011

    dmd2011 Random Hero 5+ Year Member

    Dec 2, 2006
    Philadelphia, PA
    you should just do the online kaplan course, its cheaper and you get all the same materials as the ppl who take the class.
  4. RussianCUB

    RussianCUB looking at teeth for life 2+ Year Member

    Feb 25, 2007
    east coast
    From my experience and, i have taken the kaplan course, if you dont have an overly amazing teacher then there is no reason to sit in on the lectures. If you are able to dedicate yourself for time to studying than you will be able to do it on your own.
    Saving money in that aspect, i would recommend using all of kaplan for what they have and then getting other material. I would certainly consider getting the DAT Destroyer which is very helpful. Acheiver and Topscore are good sources as well. They will build your base and then the Destroyer will bring you to the next level. Good luck!
  5. danbarr

    danbarr 2+ Year Member

    Sep 10, 2006
    I agree, if anything take the online course, it will give you some practice exams so you can get the timing down!!!. Honestly I don't think the kaplan course helped me awhole lot, i felt the online resources were a lot more helpful, the actual lecture it sucked in my opinion. Remember it's just a review class, so they are going a 1000 miles an hour, some days I felt my head was going to explode. I would say do the kaplan online course, it will give you a start, but you must, and this is a big MUST, use other methods, because for what i hear the DAT is getting only harder, topscore helped me a lot on the bio, (specially ecology/taxonomy questions), achiever i just started doing , but it's a must also. I haven't done destroyer so I can't review it. Anyways don't panic and most importantly , please don't take the DAT unless you are very confotable with the material, if you gpa is low, a low dat score won't impress the admissions committe either, Lisen to the voice of experience!!!!ha ha ha ha good luck:D :D :D :D :D :D
  6. Drill2Fill

    Drill2Fill DentalStudentWannabe 5+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    I'm in the Kaplan class right now. If I had to do it over again, I would. Just as long as your teacher is half decent, the class is great.

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