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Useful courses for DAT

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by ysk1, May 17, 2008.

  1. ysk1

    ysk1 Banned Banned

    Aug 24, 2007
    What undergrad courses can help you do better on the DAT?

    Also, how does the verbal part of DAT differ from that of MCAT?
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  3. Chuda2008

    Chuda2008 2+ Year Member

    Jan 18, 2008
    Verbal on the DAT is over sciences based text and there are only three sections where on the MCAT the material can be over anything and there are many more passages that you must complete in the give time (five or six I think, but I am not sure)

    Undergrad classes that were helpful: Bio, genetics, G-chem, and O-chem, but all of the material has to be fresh in your mind for the undergrad classes to be helpful for the DAT.
  4. tinman831

    tinman831 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Administrator Dentist Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Dec 11, 2004
    Just FYI, the reading comprehension portion covers a variety of topics not limited to the sciences.
  5. KinKs

    KinKs 5+ Year Member

    Jan 21, 2008
    i think any biology course (first and second year) and first year chemistry course will prove very helpful. Organic chem only helps if you are taking the US Dat as the canadian DAT does not have orgo. A kaplan course was of partcular help to me particularly with reading comprehension as I was taught an interesting technique to tackle that section.

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