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using mcat books for dat?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by efh4, Jul 23, 2003.

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  1. efh4

    efh4 Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    I have access to free Kaplan MCAT books...are the DAT science and verbal sections similar to the MCAT? Would these books be at all helpful?
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  3. wimmcs

    wimmcs Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 16, 2003
    I actually heard that some of the MCAT materials cover the science sections more thoroughly and are often better than the DAT materials, however, I'm not sure if this includes the Kaplan materials. Sorry. I know I read about this in a previous thread a few months ago. You may want to do a search.
  4. ohgee

    ohgee Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Kaplan MCAT book will help you; especially on the Bio section. For O-chem/G-chem, I think regular DAT book is good enough. Don't do MCAT verbal for DAT, it's way too different.
  5. dr_benj

    dr_benj Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    I have both kaplan books. The MCAT book is almost identical (neraly word for word) to the DAT book as far as the sciences go, with the exception of physics which is not covered in the DAT. Additionally, the MCAT book has problem sets after each science section. They are only somewhat useful however, as they are in the format of the MCAT exam. hope this helps.

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