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Test Day

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by SMC2UCLA2_, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. SMC2UCLA2_

    SMC2UCLA2_ Senior Member
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    I was hoping someone on here who has taken the DAT can give me the exact sequence of events during the DAT.

    As I understand it:
    (1) 30 min tutorial
    (2) SNS (90 min)
    (3) PAT (60 min)
    (4) 15 min break
    (5) Is there another tutorial here?
    (6) RC (60 min)
    (7) QR (45 min)

    Also, after you finish a section such as SNS, does the next part of the exam (PAT) begin immediately or can you delay for a few minutes before proceeding?
     
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  3. OOOOOO

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    Your correct, but there is no #5. You can take a break after each section....a screen comes up stating that your time limit expired and your next section does not begin until you hit ok....I went to the bathroom after each section.

    The people at the testing center know nothing about the DAT.
     
  4. SMC2UCLA2_

    SMC2UCLA2_ Senior Member
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    Seriously? Can you use this break to get new scratch paper and set it up?
     
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    I did. You just need to turn in your old scratch paper. The next section will not start until you hit ok.
     
  6. food4thots

    food4thots Senior Member
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    u can get extra paper at anytime, but the clock will always be ticking unless u're on break.
     
  7. SMC2UCLA2_

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    so even if you dont click next like OOOOO says, the clock will be ticking down?
     
  8. food4thots

    food4thots Senior Member
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    im not sure how much time they let u have on that. but i can imagine that the test will soon start after a couple of mins if u don't click to the next section. i don't think u can stall for too long.
     
  9. howui3

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    it's a 15min tutorial, but you don't really need it. I used it to write down some equations and other stuff on my scratch paper.
     
  10. food4thots

    food4thots Senior Member
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    good point. nice use of the tutorial.
     
  11. geckel

    geckel Senior Member
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    When your time expires on a section the new page that appears will tell you that you are about to enter another section and too hit the "next" button to proceed. If you look in the upper right hand corner of this page you will see that the time is running. The only time you have to not spend frantically answer questions will be during your break.

    DON'T LEAVE THE TEST WHEN YOU ARE NOT ON THE BREAK.

    I think that somewhere on the ada website the test's exact format will be described in detail.
     
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    I also used the tutorial time to prepare my scratch paper..........I drew the 1s
    2s 2p
    3s 3p 3d
    4s 4p 4d 4f

    and a few acronyms that I came up with.
     

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