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New 2013 DAT Breakdowns!

2013 DAT Breakdowns DAT Breakdowns are helpful reviews of the whole "DAT process" written by members of the Student Doctor Network who have already taken the test. They usually consist of a person giving their thoughts about how review materials compared to the actual test in difficulty, their thoughts of how useful the materials they used were, background about themselves etc. Don't overlook breakdowns because they are short as you can often find the valuable answers to questions asked in the thread of the breakdown! Below is a list of ALL  breakdowns written in 2013 (list will be continually compiled as more are written)! The scores are arranged from highest to lowest AA. The format of the numbers stand for:  AA/TS/PAT. So 25/24/29 corresponds to an Academic Average of 25, a Total Science Score of 24 and a PAT score of 29. 26/25/22 by jimmpannzee 26//24/21 by tillerybass 25/30/22 by Slumber 25/27/22 by obeserabbit 25/26/24 by hunterx2 25/26/20 by gogate 24/24/25 by piranha 24/24/22 by stebe 24/23/20 by Centry 23/24/21 by xatlasb 23/24/19 by nguyen3706 23/23/23 by dakongpitoy 22/24/20 by numberonephan 22/24/19 by Fadyamerican 22/23/24 by BigCountry 22/23/22 by BMEEngineer 22/23/22 by hl4jn 22/23/22 by kang17 22/23/22 by J777 22/22/19 by nirjar2212 22/22/19 by mcoope44 22/21/23 by hoopraeb 22/21/22 by itsmesmoothe 22/21/22 by lmcole3 22/21/22 by power5643 21/22/21 by topshelf 21/22/19 by KyoPhan 21/22/16 by kgupta3 21/21/21 by Buudo 21/21/21 by krysta1 21/20/21 by Campbepk 21/20/21 by pfg459 21/20/21 by TheHostess 21/19/23 by ahopers 20/21/20 by roquer2 20/21/17 by romoxx23 20/20/21 by missdiana 20/20/21 by tayloreve 20/18/20 by shrister 19/19/25 by ddsJD 19/19/21 by badart97   (Last Update: 6/14/2013)


DAT Question of the Day

    DAT Question of the Day is a great website that provides free, high-quality DAT questions to strengthen the skills that lead to success on the DAT. It also provides information about the test and effective study strategies to dominate the DAT exam. Studies have shown that daily preparation over a long period of time can result in higher DAT scores. Plus, it’s helpful to review material you may have forgotten or have not yet studied. We truly believe that this free service will improve your DAT score, strengthen your application, and augment the probability of admission into your Dream Dental School.   Start reviewing today at :  http://www.datquestionoftheday.com


The Top 7 Hottest DAT Study Materials of 2012

Happy 2013!! May this year bring you a a high semester GPA , high score on the DAT, and/or an acceptance into Dental school!! :) With 2012 gone, here is a list of the Top 7 Hottest DAT Study Materials of the past year as voted on by the Student Doctor Network Pre-Dental Commmuntity: 1. DAT Destroyer   2. DAT Achiever   3. Crack DAT PAT   4. Chad's Videos   5. Math Destroyer   6. Cliffnotes AP Biology   7. Topscore Pro  Some information about the survey: 132 people voted over 55o times! I have perused through the forums many times and agree to the validity of these rankings. I personally used Crack DAT PAT, Math Destroyer, and DAT Destroyer and found the material prepared me well for the DAT. Read of some of the most popular DAT study materials HERE.  


Crack DAT PAT, One of the Best Perceptual Ability Test Materials Currently Available for the DAT

Crack DAT PAT Crack DAT PAT (CDP) is by far one of the most accurate representations of the DAT Perceptual ability test out on the market today. If you practice your PAT using this, you should have no problem scoring 20+ on the PAT section. No prep material currently out there is as similar to the actual DAT PAT, besides the actual ADA 2009 DAT practice test that can be purchased. Overall, this is how Crack DAT compares to the real DAT in my (and many others) opinion: Keyholes - DAT and CDP were very similar. The DAT focuses slightly more on proportions. Top Front End -  DAT and CDP are very comparable, DAT is slightly harder in the sense that answers can be eliminated as easily with methods like "line counting" as they can in CDP. Angles - DAT is slightly easier than CDP. Get used to beasting the "3 degree" difficulty on CDP and this section will be a cinch! Hole Punching - DAT and CDP are very comparable. Some may find the DAT harder because of the poor graphics of the computers at the testing centers ( question images are much smaller compared to the nice big images of CDP). Cube Counting - DAT and CDP are very similar in difficulty. Pattern Folding - DAT and CDP about the same in difficulty. Some say the DAT is slightly harder.   There is no perfect representation of the DAT PAT out there (except maybe the 2009 DAT which I would save as your final practice test to measure your abilities). Prep materials like Kaplan's PAT are much too easy and prep materials like DAT Achiever are much too hard. The bottom line is, practice makes perfect! If you put in the time, you will get the results! Crack DAT PAT is quite pricey, but for good reason. An item doesn't consistently get the highest ratings from customers for no reason! You can easily purchase a copy of CDP from Amazon for $229.95.  This Royal Flush Edition will give you all the practice material you will ever need. PLUS, they guarantee a 100% refund if you score below a 15 on the actual DAT (which won't happen of course because you will put in the time to practice :) )! Crack DAT PAT Royal Flush Edition Comes with: 1. 10 Full Length Perceptual Ability Tests consisting of 900 PAT Questions coupled with 3D user-interactive explanations for each question. 2. Exclusive access to 3 Hours of Hi-Def Tutorial Videos which covers tips, tricks and strategies. 3. Access to 5000 Angle Ranking, 5000 Cube Counting and 5000 Hole Punching Bonus Questions with a competition mode which enables you to see how you stack up with the rest of the competition. 4. An estimate score to help you improve your score after each test. Crack DAT PAT


A Step-by-Step Guide on singing up for the DAT

A Step-by-Step Guide on singing up for the DAT How to I Sign up for the DAT   The American Dental Association (ADA) website lists a few easy steps for applying for the DAT (The link on DAT will take you straight to where you need to go to apply).   You must first read the DAT Guide which will inform you of DAT procedures, ethical conduct, criteria one must meet to be eligible, etc. The ADA states that "During the application process you will be asked to confirm that you have read the Guide and agree to the rules and regulations contained within the document. Examinees are responsible for understanding the information contained within the Guide. Examinees that violate test rules or regulations may have their test scores voided and have to wait up to two years to retest", so make sure you don't overlook this step!   After you are familiar with the DAT guide, you must than obtain a DENTPIN number (this number is unique to each applicant and student involved in the U.S. dental school system and standardized testing programs)by applying for one HERE. You should get a confirmation email from "dentpin" titled "DENTPIN Registration Successful".   Once you obtain your DENTPIN, apply to take the DAT with your DENTPIN and the password you chose to associate with your DENTPIN. Apply to take the DAT HERE. The application fee was $320 for me (however, I believe that amount has gone up to $360 sometime after I applied : / ). Applications are processed every Tuesday, so it can take about a week to process. During the application, you get to choose what schools you want to send your DAT to. I chose every U.S. school because they charge the same $320+ regardless of how many schools you send your scores to, so might as well send them to all of them rather than sending them to only 1, PAYING extra money for them to send your scores to additional schools after the application. Also, make sure you apply with the EXACT name that your government issued ID (driver's license or passport) has, because for test day you must bring two matching IDs, one government issued and another ID with your signature on it (Like a credit or debit card).   Prometric is very strict about what counts as a matching name:     Matching names: Joseph Anthony Smith and Joseph Anthony Smith or Joseph Anthony Smith and Joseph A. Smith Non-matching names: J. Anthony Smith and Joseph A. Smith or Joseph Anthony Smith and Joseph Anthony Smith-Johnson You will be notified via email when your DAT application is accepted. You are eligible to take the DAT ONCE from the day your application was accepted up to exactly one year after your application was accepted. So say your application was accepted May 18, 2011. You can theoretically take the DAT once anytime between May 19, 2011 and May 18, 2012. However, the email will specify that you WAIT 24 hours before scheduling a test date with Prometric.   Now that your application has been accepted, go HERE on the Prometric website and schedule a date to take the DAT at your local testing center or one closest to you. You do need your DENTPIN to schedule a test date so keep that handy. Also, the availability of times and dates for you to take your test will very based on your testing center. Some larger one's may have openings on almost any day with a couple of times making it convenient for you. However, smaller sites will probably be booked for weeks. Regardless, apply EARLY to get the date and time you want!   You are now ready to ace your DAT and be a competitive applicant for Dental School! Good luck :)       Steps for applying for the DAT in a Nutshell 1) Read the DAT Guide 2) Get your DENTPIN 3) Apply to take the DAT 4) Schedule testing date with Prometric.


What is the DAT?

What is the DAT? The Dental Admission Test (DAT) is a multiple-choice standardized exam taken by potential dental school students in the United States and Canada (although there is a separate Canadian version with a differing carving section for the PAT, both American and Canadian versions are usually interchangeably accepted in both countries' dental schools. This article will specifically describe the American DAT). As stated by the ADA, "Its purpose is to measure the general academic ability, comprehension of scientific information and perceptual ability of test takers. The DAT is a computer based test that can be administered almost any day of the year. Tests are taken at Prometric testing centers throughout the United States after the preliminary application through the American Dental Association is completed. Each applicant may only take the test a total of three times before having to ask special permission to take the exam again. After taking the exam you must wait 90 days before repeating it The DAT is comprised of 4 sections:   The Survey of Natural Sciences The Perceptual Ability Test (PAT) Reading Comprehension Test (RC) Quantitative Reasoning Test (QR) .   During the first section of the DAT, the Survey of Natural Sciences, test takers are given 90 minutes to answer 100 questions (40 Biology, 30 General Chemistry and 30 Organic Chemistry). In the second portion of the DAT, the PAT, test takers are given 60 minutes to answer 90 questions. An optional 15 minute break is than given after the PAT. The RC test after the break lasts 60 minutes and is comprised of 50 questions from 3 passages (two science and one non-science). The Final Section of the test is the QR test where testers are given 45 minutes to complete 40 questions. Finally, an optional post test survey is given with a 15 minute time limit.   Below is a table showing the different sections of the DAT.        


To Wear or Not to Wear? What you should wear to the Interview.

Interview Advice: What to Wear, What to Wear September 26, 2010 by Jeremiah Fleenor, MD, MBA Author of The Medical School Interview: Secrets and a System for Success “I base most of my fashion sense on what doesn’t itch.” Gilda Radner Let’s face it, we live in a much less formal era than those preceding. The anomaly of casual Friday has become the norm in American culture. Many people work from home, conquering the world through a computer while wearing a comfy pair of sweatpants. This new trend can lead one astray when it comes to the medical school interview. The increase in informality is compounded by the fact that many of those being interviewed may never have had the opportunity to wear a suit for a formal event. Often times, an applicant is left with an awful feeling shortly before an interview when they realize they may not be in compliance with the “dress code.” It can be distressing when you discover there are rules to the game but no one gave you a copy...  Read the Rest of the Article HERE Below Is a list of some other Helpful threads pertaining to Interview Dresscode http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=552578 http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=731757 http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=842733


Studying for The Biology Section of the DAT, 2 Good Books to Prep for DAT Biology

DAT Biology Below is a list of topics that are covered on the DAT Biology test, as listed by the ADA on the DAT portion of their website:  http://www.ada.org/dat.aspx The scope of the test covers a wide range of topics, but the questions are not as in depth as one might see in a class devoted to a specific topic like Ecology. Major Biology Topics to Know for the DAT Cell and Molecular Biology Origin of life Cell metabolism (including photosynthesis/enzymology) Cellular processes Thermodynamics Organelle structure and function Mitosis/meiosis Cell structure Experimental cell biology Diversity of Life Biological Organization and Relationship of Major Taxa (Six-Kingdom, Three-Domain System) – plantae, animalia, protista, fungi, eubacteria (bacteria), archae, etc. Structure and Function of Systems Integumentary Skeletal muscular Circulatory Immunological Digestive Respiratory Urinary Nervous/senses  Endocrine Reproductive Developmental Biology  Fertilization Descriptive embryology Developmental mechanisms Experimental embryology Genetics Molecular genetics, Human genetics Classical genetics Chromosomal genetics Genetic technology Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Natural selection Population genetics/speciation Cladistics Population and community ecology Ecosystems Animal behavior (including social behavior) Two great test prep materials that I highly recommend using for preparing for this section and brushing up on your Biology are: Cliffs AP Bio Book and Kaplan's Blue Book. Kaplan's Blue Book has material for each and every section on the DAT. It is a great resource to refresh yourself with the general concepts of many of the topics tested on the DAT. However, I would not recommend using only KBB to prepare, as it does not everything. As I was preparing for my test, I read many good recommendations about the Cliff's AP Biology Prep Book. It is not super in depth, but it does cover a very wide array of topics. Also it's very easy on your wallet! You can sometimes find a great deal on these books used at eBay or half.com, but I often find that Amazon has the cheapest prices, used or new. Buying both of these books NEW will probably cost around $55-60, including shipping. Not a bad investment to improve your DAT score!                             


NYU Dental School Gets Sued by Former Student Part 2

MANHATTAN — A former student at NYU's College of Dentistry was denied her diploma because she fell short of the $20,000 in dental procedures she says she was required to perform while attending the school, according to a lawsuit.The ex-student, Katie Kickertz, said the university told her on her graduation day in May 2009 that she missed the target dollar amount of completed dental work by about $2,000, according to court documents.Manhattan's appellate court ruled in Kickertz' favor Thursday, overturning a lower court finding in favor of NYU.The court determined that NYU must grant Kickertz her bachelors and dental school degrees, as it would be unfair to leave Kickertz with "no degree of any kind after seven years of educational toil and the expenditure of hundreds of thousands of dollars," according to the ruling.Kickertz told the New York Post that when she was told of the $2,000 shortfall, faculty advisers urged her to make up the difference. After she made a credit card payment, school officials canceled the payment, calling it an ethical breach.NYU, which is planning to challenge the decision issued Thursday, argues that Kickertz was expelled. . . .Read the rest of the article HERE at DNAinfo New York


NYU Dental School Gets Sued by Former Student Part 1

"They’re extracting more than teeth at NYU’s dental school."A former honors student says she was forced to meet a $38,000 quota in clinical work for the school — and then had to buy a whole other education after it pulled her two degrees on graduation day over a $2,000 shortfall.“I was devastated . . . It was horrible,’’ said Katie Kikertz, now 28 and a licensed dentist in Illinois.She recently won a suit to have her BA and dental degrees from NYU honored.The Manhattan appellate court decision said the school’s treatment of her “shocks the conscience.”“Katie was tortured and tormented by NYU for 2 1/2 years,’’  . . . . .Read the Full Article HERE at the New York Post.


Dental School Interviews

I hope everyone has been doing well. Hopefully by now all of you are getting ready for your interviews at your respective dental schools.If you are in need of a re-take of the DAT, HURRY UP!! As the test takes time to get processed into AADSAS than sent out to the schools you have applied to.Get ready to do lots of introspection and answer common interview questions like:1. Tell me about yourself?2. Why dentistry?3. Why do you think our school is a good fit for you?4. Questions about your Personal Statement.5. Questions about some part of your application.Most importantly, remember to be candid and calm. Don't be so nervous to the point that you fail to click with your interviewer(s) and fail to show your awesome self!One awesome book that I have purchased from Amazon is linked below. It has hundreds of practice interview questions and lots of great information pertaining to your interviews at dental schools.Dental School Interview Guide: Preparation and practice for dental school admissionsMatthew Brutsche (Author), Leslie Michaelis (Editor)Book DescriptionPublication Date: April 15, 2009 | ISBN-10: 1449928471 | ISBN-13: 978-1449928476The Dental School Interview Guide offers proven tips and tricks, techniques and strategies for dental school interview preparation. We will not simply tell you how to dress professionally during dental school interviews, but equip you with the best methods formulated to effectively distinguish yourself from your competitors. Dental interview questions are designed to challenge the interviewee and will cause difficulty for student who is not properly prepared. School interviews require a great deal of time and effort on the part of the dental school, they intend to find the most qualified applicants and take the process seriously. Mock interviews, practice questions, and a unique interview preparation methodology will prepare any student to win the interview through our guided process.


A Great, FREE, way to practice for the Perceptual Ability Test

The games on this resource will help you develop your perceptual ability. Probably one of the best free resources out there to help you prepare.It is not in a Q&A format like Crack DAT PAT,but for a free resource, you can't go wrong.Check it out below!http://predds.net/dat-practice-games/


What Factors are Considered in Dental School Admissions?

This is most definitely a question that has been in the mind of a pre-dental student at one point in time.The following items are all factors that are considered when you submit your application through AADSAS, and things you should work on building and improving if possible:GPA - Your Science GPA and Overall GPA are just two of many ways that AADSAS will calculate your GPA. Check out their page on GPA calculations HERE.DAT Scores - A standardized criteria used to judge applicants to dental schools. Scoring well on this can validate a strong GPA or invalidate a weak GPA (to a certain extent). Extra Curricular Activities - Community Service, Clubs, Sports, Hobbies, Academic Awards, Research, etc. Activities that develop your manual dexterity and hand eye coordination are especially useful since dentistry requires this.Shadowing - Try to shadow a general dentist and at least a couple specialists. You want to get your feet wet in the field that you will potentially be in for a large part of your life. It's also great seeing the variety of ways different dentists do to accomplish theLetters of Recommendation - Serves as an objective portrayal of who you are. This year, AADSAS limits applicants to 4 individual letters of recommendation or 1 committee letter + 1 individual letter.Personal Statement - Explain why want to be a dentist. The Interview - Your chance to show dental schools who you are and why you are interested in dentistry and their school.Getting into dental school is a very competitive process. Make sure to maximize your chances by working on the aforementioned factors! It is never too early to begin preparing!


Pre-dental Books to Check Out

Listed below are some of the popular Pre-dental books out on the market today Dental School: Preparation, Survival, and Success  Dr. Dean Brandon (Author), Dr. Nido Qubein (Foreword) Book Description Publication Date: 2012 Have you ever wanted to be a dentist, orthodontist, or oral surgeon? This book explores what it takes to be a dentist, how to get into dental school, and how to survive the dental school experience and excel at your chosen profession. The book covers specialization and postgraduate educational opportunities, the business aspects of dentistry, setting up practice and employment options. There is also a special section on the Internet and Social Media. If you think dentistry might be right for you, or a family member, or have ever wondered what a dentist goes through to get where they are today, this book can provide the answers. Dental School Interview Guide: Preparation and practice for dental school admissions Matthew Brutsche (Author), Leslie Michaelis (Editor) Book Description Publication Date: April 15, 2009 | ISBN-10: 1449928471 | ISBN-13: 978-1449928476 The Dental School Interview Guide offers proven tips and tricks, techniques and strategies for dental school interview preparation. We will not simply tell you how to dress professionally during dental school interviews, but equip you with the best methods formulated to effectively distinguish yourself from your competitors. Dental interview questions are designed to challenge the interviewee and will cause difficulty for student who is not properly prepared. School interviews require a great deal of time and effort on the part of the dental school, they intend to find the most qualified applicants and take the process seriously. Mock interviews, practice questions, and a unique interview preparation methodology will prepare any student to win the interview through our guided process.   Student Doctor Network Dental School Admissions Guide  Gurpreet S Khurana (Author) Book Description Publication Date: March 8, 2011 If you are serious about getting into dental school, this guide is for you. The Student Doctor Network Dental Admissions Guide is a complete manual covering applying, getting in, and getting through dental school. Covers all the key topics, including: The dental application cycle, The Dental Admission Test, Writing the perfect personal statement, Sample personal statements, 110 common questions asked by applicants, Dental terminology you should know, Financing your dental education, Contact information for all dental schools, And much more . . . The Pre-Dental Guide: a guide for successfully getting into dental school  Joseph S. Kim (Author)   Book Description Publication Date: October 16, 2001 | ISBN-10: 0595194478 | ISBN-13: 978-0595194476 WANTED: DENTAL SCHOOL APPLICANTS. The Pre-dental Guide is a comprehensive resource for those who wish to enter the field of dentistry. The purpose of this book is to provide pre-dental students with pertinent information about the various factors to consider when choosing and applying to dental school. Also, the major elements of the Dental Admission Test (DAT), and advice on how to take it, are explained in some detail. In addition, this book makes recommendations regarding the pre-dental resources which are currently on the market. The author, Dr. Joseph Kim, is a former DAT instructor who understands the fears and concerns that dental school applicants face. In this book, he provides answers to many of the questions that pre-dental students have. This is the only book that dental school applicants must have. You Can Nail It: A common sense guide for getting into and competing successfully in a medical, dental or veterinary school  Dr. David R. Gross (Author)   Book Description Publication Date: April 15, 2011 If you accept and practice the concepts described in this guide you will prepare yourself for success by improving your time management skills and learning efficiency. When you improve learning efficiency, the result is better understanding, better mastery of the material, and better grades. Efficient and effective learning also provides maximum free time for non-academic activities, experiences that are a critical to forming the whole professional.   Guide to Medical and Dental Schools: 12th Edition (Barron's Guides)  Saul Wischnitzer (Author), Edith Wischnitzer (Author) Book Description Publication Date: May 1, 2009 | ISBN-10: 0764141228 | ISBN-13: 978-0764141225 | Edition: 12th Updated with current facts and figures, this directory profiles all AMA, AOA, and ADA accredited medical, osteopathic, and dental schools in the United States and Canada. It is also a valuable guidance manual for students contemplating careers in medicine and dentistry. This book presents up-to-date information on tuitions and fees, admission requirements, application procedures, available financial aid, MCAT and DAT test-taking advice, and sample essays written by medical school applicants. It also includes a model MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) with all questions answered and explained, and selected questions with answers from recent DATs (Dental College Admission Tests). Additional features in this comprehensive directory include a self-assessment admission profile, a sample medical school application form, detailed advice on career opportunities for women and minorities, and much more. ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools 2011: For Students Entering in Fall 2012  American Dental Education Association (Corporate Author)   Book Description Publication Date: Jan 28, 2011 | ISBN-10: 0982095171 | ISBN-13: 978-0982095171   | Edition: 1st The 2012 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools answers virtually every question about dentistry and the dental school admissions process.  What Others Say About the ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools "The ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools is the premier guide to dental education available today. It is an invaluable resource for anyone planning to apply to dental school or exploring a dental education." Lori Provost, Past President, National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, and Director, Health Professions Office, Muhlenberg College "Published annually by the American Dental Education Association for more than 40 years, this handy guide provides authoritative information on every accredited dental school in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Prospective applicants gain general information about each school's entrance requirements (GPA, Dental Admissions Test scores, and predental education), application and selection processes, dental curriculum, special programs and services, costs, and financial aid. Quick look-up tables offer cumulative comparisons of individual dental schools' number of applications, total students interviewed and accepted, summary of admission requirements, and origin of out-of-state students. The first few chapters cover opportunities in dentistry, the application process, financial aid details, and lists of useful dental organizations and references. ... This informative, low-cost guide is an ideal reference book for most libraries. Summing Up: Highly recommended." CHOICE Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, October 2009, Vol. 47 No. 2 More of What's Included Residency requirements    Geographical class breakdowns What to include in your dental school application essay Helpful advice and tips for getting into dental school Ideas for how to pay for dental school    


What to do the Day Before and During DAT TEST DAY!

What to do the Day Before and During DAT TEST DAY! So, you are sitting in your room. It is the day before test day. The day before the test that can make or break what you will be for the rest of your life. What should you do the day before the DAT? Nervous? That's ok. It is perfectly normal. Before I continue on, I wanted to say that like most things in life, if you put in the time and work, you will get results. You reap what you sow ladies and gentleman (in most cases at least, I'm sure many of you have gotten away with procrastination on school work at some point in your lives or another, but I digress). Some people (the super over the top overly prepared ones I'm guessing ;) ) prefer to spend the day before the test relaxing. Hitting the gym, hanging out with friends/family, playing video games, watching a movie, etc. Some (like me) try to squeeze and cram as much information into their head as humanly possible the day before. You should do what best suits YOU! Do whatever it takes (within reason) to make yourself feel better about yourself and build your confidence. Whether it be relaxing and unwinding most of the day before, or studying like a madman. To each his (or her) own. So the day is over and it's bedtime. If you are like I was, and have an early test time, I would definitely recommend doing whatever helps you fall asleep earlier. Do things to relieve stress. Exercise, eat a light and healthy dinner, etc. Most likely, your body will be in the fight or flight response (I know I was and I only got a few hours of sleep before my test 0.o). All that adrenaline will probably be coursing through your veins during test day, so you will probably still be awake if you didn't get much sleep the night before, but having a few extra hours of sleep under your belt will only help! So it's TEST DAY! Here are some useful things to know: -Eat a good, healthy breakfast. Eating healthy will enhance your mood and overall well-being. Don't drink too much water. Your bladder will already be overactive since your sympathetic nervous system will probably be activated. -Arrive early. Make sure you visit the test center in advance so you know exactly where it will be and how long it will take you so you can schedule accordingly. -Bring a set of earplugs that you like. You ARE ALLOWED To bring them in with you. If you are as unfortunate as I was to have someone pounding on the keyboard next to you during testing (and are sensitive to noise), these will help. They will muffle the sound, but if you put the headphones provided at Prometric testing centers on top of the earplugs, you get BEAUTIFUL SILENCE.      *The headphones might hurt your ears after a bit, but the silence is worth it in my opinion -Wear something COMFORTABLE. You will be sitting down for half a day. You don't want tight pants or an itchy piece of clothing, etc. to detract from your full scoring potential. Consider bringing a jacket as the room might be a bit frigid (mine was).  -This is how test day went for me: When you get to the center, you sign in first on a sheet, get a locker to put all your stuff in, than you wait till the workers process other people taking tests (People will be there for all kinds of tests, GRE, MCAT, LSAT...). They call your name, you go into the office, and they take a scan of your right and left index fingers (3x each). Than they take a picture of you give you your "Scrap Paper" and you are good to go. I don't know if all centers are like this, but instead of a whiteboard, I got laminated graph paper and fine tip sharpies as my "scratch paper". You are now on your way to acing the DAT! Below is a video posted by Prometric on YouTube on what to expect during test day.


The Key Steps in the Dental Application Process

Below is a "Fill-in" chart you can use to help you stay organized during the whole dental application process.Just right click the image, save the image, print it out.This convenient table is an excerpt from Dr. Joseph Kim's "The Pre-Dental Guide". Dr. Kim has "consistently scored in the 99th percentile on all of his major high school and undergraduate standardized tests, including the DAT. He is a National Merit Finalist and Scholar. He also helped prep students as an instructor for tests like the PSAT, SAT, ACT, and DAT, helping many students receive numerous academic awards for scholarship."Also, because he was involved in working with dental school admissions, he understands the ins and outs of the whole process.I found this book very useful as an early pre-dent. It offers some nice "tricks" to the DAT and has a lot of good information that you won't find anywhere else. It will save you valuable time.I highly recommend this book especially for those of you who are new/not as familiar with the whole application process for dental school.There are a few typos, and the book is a little outdated, but for $5-10 you can't go wrong! If you have a Kindle or an iPad, it is only $3.47!


ADEA Dental School Fair!

For those of you who have not gotten this email, the ADEA is hosting a free event on June 26th and 27th! See the below email for more info."Dear ADEA AADSAS Applicant,As you continue the application process on ADEA AADSAS, consider registering for the 2012 ADEA Dental School Virtual Fair. This free event will be hosted online on June 26th and 27th and it's designed to give you direct access to dental school information and staff.Learn more about the schools you are applying to, chat with admissions staff, and participate in presentations about "Tips to Applying through ADEA AADSAS" to "Career Options in Dentistry". This two day event features eight speakers, 32 dental schools, and four dental education associations to provide you with the most accurate information to assist you with your application process.Visit www.GoDental.org for more information and to register for the event. If you have questions, please email adea_dep@adea.org.Thank you,ADEA AADSAS Staff"


The Reading Comprehension Test of the DAT, new page with Tips on how to Practice and Prepare for it!

Hope everyone who celebrated it yesterday had a great Mother's Day! Shout out to the amazing women who brought us into the world and helped shape us into the people we are today!Anyways, just wanted to make everyone aware of the new page added about the Reading Comprehension Test of the DAT!Included are some tips on how to prepare, what the interface will look like when you actually take it and some highly recommended practice materials that are most similar to the DAT in difficulty and presentation!Check it out here at:http://www.acedat.com/p/reading-comprehension-test.html 


Average Dental Admissions Test (DAT) Scores from 2002-2011 and other DAT Statistics

In the year 2011, 13,777 DAT tests were administered. This figure is slightly lower than the 13,406 tests administered in 2010. However, in 2011, there were 8,732 test takers, about 150 more examinees than 2010's 8,585. (See figures below).Although the average number of test takers from 2006-2011 has been hovering around 8,700 examinees a year, the average score for the DAT has been steadily on the rise. (See below)In 2002, the average SNS/PAT/ACA scores were 17.2/16.5/17.5 for people that took the DAT for the first time. Last year, the numbers were up to 18.1/18.7/18.4! In terms of gender and race statistics of test takers, the gender ratio has remained around 50:50 (give or take a percent or two) throughout 2002-2011. Roughly half of all test takers throughout 2002-2011 were Caucasians.  Asians made up about 20% of the test takers. African Americans and Hispanics comprised roughly 12% together, and about 1% of examinees are Pacific Islanders.All information was obtained from the ADEA's 2012 Presentation which can be found Here.


How to Study for the DAT, A 6-8 Week Study Schedule

The following Study Schedule was posted by "Dental Works" on Student Doctor Network. Big thanks to him for posting this comprehensive studying program.The program is based on the following DAT prep Materials:-Kaplan blue book (KBB) (2009-2010 version)-Cliff’s AP biology (3rd edition from 2007)-DAT destroyer (2010 version)-MATH destroyer (2010 version ~ I believe it has 11 tests)-Crack DAT PAT software (the 10 test version)-Chads chemistry and math videos (Optional)*Note that updated versions of each are available since this study schedule was posted in 2010.Table of ContentsWeek 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 1Week1 Using KBB:Monday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 1 (Chemistry). Read KBB’s Chapter 1 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. Read these chapters like a novel, read them fast and don’t take any notes or highlight anythingDo KBB’s chapter 1 on math. Study this chapter hard cause this is the only time your going to go over itTuesday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 1 again, KBB’s chapter 1 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. But this time around, go much slower, try to grasp everything, write notes and highlight. Use your old college text books as reference guides when you get confusedWednesday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 2 (Cells). Read KBB’s Chapter 2 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. Again, read these fast like a novelDo KBB’s chapter 2 on math. Study this chapter hard cause this is the only time your going to go over itThursday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 2 again, KBB’s chapter 2 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingFriday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 3 (Cellular Respiration). Read KBB’s Chapter 3 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. Again, read these fast like a novelDo KBB’s chapter 3 on math. Study this chapter hard cause this is the only time your going to go over itSaturday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 3 again, KBB’s chapter 3 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingSunday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 4 (Photosynthesis). Read KBB’s Chapter 4 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. Again, read these fast like a novelDo KBB’s chapter 4 on math. Study this chapter hard cause this is the only time your going to go over itWeek1 Using CHADS:Monday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 1 (Chemistry). Read KBB’s Chapter 1 on Biology. Read these chapters like a novel, read them fast and don’t take any notes or highlight anythingWatch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR videos QR11-Numbers,Properties,and-Operations & QR12-Scientific-Notation..... Then take each associated quiz after each video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember.Tuesday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 1 again, and KBB’s chapter 1 on Biology. But this time around, go much slower, try to grasp everything, write notes and highlight. Use your old college text books as reference guides when you get confusedWatch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR videos QR13-Fractions & QR14-Comparing-Fractions..... Then take each associated quiz after each video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember.Wednesday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 2 (Cells). Read KBB’s Chapter 2 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novelWatch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 2.1, and 2.2. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR video QR15-Percentages..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember.Thursday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 2 again, and KBB’s chapter 2 on Biology. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingWatch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR videos QR16-Decimals & QR17-Roots..... Then take each associated quiz after each video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember.Friday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 3 (Cellular Respiration). Read KBB’s Chapter 3 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novelWatch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 3.1, and 3.2. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz. Note down all important formulas / things to remember.Watch Chad's QR video QR18-Conversions..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember.Saturday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 3 again, and KBB’s chapter 3 on Biology. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingWatch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 3.3, and 3.4. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR video QR19-Dilutions..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember.Sunday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 4 (Photosynthesis). Read KBB’s Chapter 4 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novelWatch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 4.1, and 4.2. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR video QR21-Basic-Algebra--Solving-Equations,Inequalities,and-Absolute-Value-Problems..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember.Week 2 Week2 Using KBB:Monday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 4 again, KBB’s chapter 4 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingTuesday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 5 (Cell Division). Read KBB’s Chapter 5 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. Again, read these fast like a novelDo KBB’s chapter 5 on math. Study this chapter hard cause this is the only time your going to go over itWednesday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 5 again, KBB’s chapter 5 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingThursday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 6 (Heredity). Read KBB’s Chapter 6 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. Again, read these fast like a novelDo KBB’s chapter 6 on math. Study this chapter hard cause this is the only time your going to go over it….You’ve just completed the initial math reviewFriday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 6 again, KBB’s chapter 6 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingSaturday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 7 (Molecular Genetics). Read KBB’s Chapter 7 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. Again, read these fast like a novelSunday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 7 again, KBB’s chapter 7 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingWeek2 Using CHADS:Monday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 4 again, and KBB’s chapter 4 on Biology. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingWatch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 4.3, 4.4, and 4.5. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR video QR22-Quadratic-Equations-and-Polynomials..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember.Tuesday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 5 (Cell Division). Read KBB’s Chapter 5 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novelDo KBB’s chapter 5 on math. Study this chapter hard cause this is the only time your going to go over itWatch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 5.01, 5.02, 5.03, 5.04, and 5.05. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR video QR23-Exponents..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember.Wednesday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 5 again, and KBB’s chapter 5 on Biology. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingWatch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 5.06, 5.07, 5.08, 5.09, 5.10, and 5.11. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR video QR24-Logs..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember.Thursday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 6 (Heredity). Read KBB’s Chapter 6 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novelWatch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR video QR25-Functions..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember.Friday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 6 again, and KBB’s chapter 6 on Biology. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingWatch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, and 6.7. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR video QR26-Solving-Simultaneous-Equations..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember.Saturday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 7 (Molecular Genetics). Read KBB’s Chapter 7 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novelWatch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR video QR31-2D-Geometry..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember.Sunday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 7 again, and KBB’s chapter 7 on Biology. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingWatch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 7.4, 7.5, and 7.6. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.….You’ve just completed Chad’s GC reviewWatch Chad's QR video QR32-3D-Geometry..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember.Week 3Week3 Using KBB: Monday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 8 (Evolution). Read KBB’s Chapter 8 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. Again, read these fast like a novelDo KBB’s introductory section of the PAT, then do “Keyholes Practicing Set”Tuesday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 8 again, KBB’s chapter 8 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingWednesday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 9 (Biological Diversity). Read KBB’s Chapter 9 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. Again, read these fast like a novelDo KBB’s PAT “Top-Front-End Practicing Set”Thursday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 9 again, KBB’s chapter 9 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingFriday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 10 (Plants). Read KBB’s Chapter 10 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. Again, read these fast like a novelDo KBB’s PAT “Angle Ranking Practicing Set”Saturday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 10 again, KBB’s chapter 10 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingSunday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 11 (Animal Form and Function). Read KBB’s Chapter 11 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. Again, read these fast like a novelDo KBB’s PAT “Hole Punching Practicing Set”Week3 Using CHADS:Monday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 8 (Evolution). Read KBB’s Chapter 8 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novelDo KBB’s introductory section of the PAT, then do “Keyholes Practicing Set”Watch Chad’s orgo videos (in HD) 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR video QR33-Graphing-Lines,Inequalities,and-Absolute-Values..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember. Tuesday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 8 again, and KBB’s chapter 8 on Biology. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingWatch Chad’s orgo videos (in HD) 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, and 1.7. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR video QR34-The-Distance-Between-Two-Points..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember. Wednesday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 9 (Biological Diversity). Read KBB’s Chapter 9 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novelDo KBB’s PAT “Top-Front-End Practicing Set”Watch Chad’s orgo videos (in HD) 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR video QR35-Graphing-Circles-and-Parabolas..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember. Thursday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 9 again, and KBB’s chapter 9 on Biology. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingWatch Chad’s orgo videos (in HD) 2.4, 2.5, and 2.6. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR video QR41-Permutations-and-Combinations..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember. Friday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 10 (Plants). Read KBB’s Chapter 10 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novelDo KBB’s PAT “Angle Ranking Practicing Set”Watch Chad’s orgo videos (in HD) 3.1, and 3.2. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR video QR42-Probability..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember. Saturday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 10 again, and KBB’s chapter 10 on Biology. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingWatch Chad’s orgo videos (in HD) 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR video QR43-Statistics--Mean,Median,Mode,Standard-Deviation..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember. Sunday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 11 (Animal Form and Function). Read KBB’s Chapter 11 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novelDo KBB’s PAT “Hole Punching Practicing Set”Watch Chad’s orgo videos (in HD) 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR video QR44-Ratios-and-Proportions..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember.Week 4 Week4 Using KBB:Monday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 11 again, KBB’s chapter 11 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingTuesday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 12 (Animal Reproduction and Development). Read KBB’s Chapter 12 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. Again, read these fast like a novelDo KBB’s PAT “Cube counting Practicing Set”Wednesday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 12 again, KBB’s chapter 12 on Biology, General chem, and Orgo. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlighting….You’ve just completed the General chemistry review on KBBThursday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 13 (Animal Behavior). Read KBB’s Chapter 13 on Biology and Orgo. Again, read these fast like a novelDo KBB’s PAT “Pattern Folding Practicing Set” ….You’ve just completed PAT review on KBBFriday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 13 again, KBB’s chapter 13 on Biology and Orgo. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingSaturday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 14 (Ecology). Read KBB’s Chapter 14 on Biology and Orgo. Again, read these fast like a novelSunday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 14 again, KBB’s chapter 14 on Biology and Orgo. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlighting….You’ve just completed Cliff’s AP BiologyWeek4 Using CHADS:Monday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 11 again, and KBB’s chapter 11 on Biology. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingWatch Chad’s orgo videos (in HD) 4.4, 4.5, and 4.6. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR video QR45-Age-Problems..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember. Tuesday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 12 (Animal Reproduction and Development). Read KBB’s Chapter 12 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novelDo KBB’s PAT “Cube counting Practicing Set”Watch Chad’s orgo videos (in HD) 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR video QR46-Rate-Problems..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember. Wednesday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 12 again, and KBB’s chapter 12 on Biology. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingWatch Chad’s orgo videos (in HD) 5.4, 5.5, and 5.6. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.Watch Chad's QR video Trigonometry..... Then take the associated quiz after the video. Note down all important formulas / things to remember..….You’ve just completed Chad’s QR reviewThursday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 13 (Animal Behavior). Read KBB’s Chapter 13 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novelDo KBB’s PAT “Pattern Folding Practicing Set” ….You’ve just completed PAT review on KBBWatch Chad’s orgo videos (in HD) 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts. After each video, take the associated quiz.….You’ve just completed Chad’s orgo reviewFriday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 13 again, and KBB’s chapter 13 on Biology. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlightingSaturday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 14 (Ecology). Read KBB’s Chapter 14 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novelSunday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 14 again, and KBB’s chapter 14 on Biology. But like before, your going to read them a lot slower, taking notes and highlighting….You’ve just completed Cliff’s AP BiologyWeek 5 Week5 Using KBB:Monday: Read the following only one time, read it slow, take notes, and highlight. Do Chapter KBB’s chapter 15 in biology and chapter 15 in orgo. .You’ve just completed KBB’s Biology & OrgoWeek5 Using CHADS:Monday: Read the following only one time, read it slow, take notes, and highlight. Do KBB’s chapter 15 in biology. .You’ve just completed KBB’s BiologyOkay, You have just completed the entire science review, math, and PAT review of the entire DAT in 4 weeks. Take the next 2 days off, you deserve it.Before going further, from this point forward, your going to be mostly working on problem solving, whenever you come across a problem (ESPECIALLY IN THE SCIENCES), make sure you understand it 100%. Understand why every answer is correct / not correct, don’t let anything pass by you. Use your review books, come to SDN on the DAT forums and ask questions, just make sure you understand all the problems from this point forward. You will be spreading the destroyer problems over a 2 week period. The new 2010 destroyer has 232 orgo, 242 GC, and 377 biology questions. I will divide them such that over the next 2 weeks, you will go over the ENTIRE destroyer 2x times. Each day you will do 22 orgo problems, 23 GC problems, and 36 biology problems Thursday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:Orgo 1 – 22GC 1 – 23Biology 1 – 36Do CRACK DAT PAT test #1. When your done with your test DON’T DO ANYTHING ELSE, store your results and DON’T LOOK AT YOUR MISTAKES. Exit the softwareDo MATH destroyer test #1. I am going to suggest for you to not time your self. First learn to do things right, then work on your speed. Do these tests, mark your answers on a separate sheet (but not on the exam itself cause your going to do each exam multiple times). When your done taking test #1, go over EVERY problem you got right and wrong. You should learn MATH destroyer really well cause about 80% of those problems simply reappear on the real DATFriday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:Orgo 23 - 45GC 24 - 47Biology 37 – 73Do MATH destroyer test #2. Same way as before, don’t time yourself, after your done with the test, go over each problem and learn from mistakesSaturday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:Orgo 46 - 68GC 48 - 71Biology 74 - 110Do MATH destroyer test #3. Same way as before, don’t time yourself, after your done with the test, go over each problem and learn from mistakesSunday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:Orgo 69 - 91GC 72 - 95Biology 111 - 147Do MATH destroyer test #4. Same way as before, don’t time yourself, after your done with the test, go over each problem and learn from mistakesWeek 6 Week6:Monday: First thing in the morning when you wake up. Open up CRACK DAT PAT software and review all the mistakes you’ve made on test #1 (remember, you took like 3 days ago). Review everything, learn why you missed the problems that were marked wrong. When your done DON’T DO ANYTHING ELSE. Exit the software and go on and do your DAT destroyer problems for the dayDo the following DAT destroyer problems:Orgo 92 - 114GC 96 - 119Biology 148 - 184Do MATH destroyer test #5. Same way as before, don’t time yourself, after your done with the test, go over each problem and learn from mistakesAt the end of your MATH destroyer test, Open up CRACK DAT PAT software and do test #2. When your done with your test DON’T DO ANYTHING ELSE, store your results and DON’T LOOK AT YOUR MISTAKES. Exit the softwareTuesday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:Orgo 115 - 137GC 120 - 143Biology 185 - 221 Do MATH destroyer test #6. Same way as before, don’t time yourself, after your done with the test, go over each problem and learn from mistakesWednesday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:Orgo 138 - 160GC 144 - 167Biology 222 - 258 Do MATH destroyer test #7. Same way as before, don’t time yourself, after your done with the test, go over each problem and learn from mistakesThursday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:Orgo 161 - 183GC 168 - 191Biology 259 - 295 Do MATH destroyer test #8. Same way as before, don’t time yourself, after your done with the test, go over each problem and learn from mistakesFriday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:Orgo 184 - 206GC 192 - 215Biology 296 - 332 Do MATH destroyer test #9. Same way as before, don’t time yourself, after your done with the test, go over each problem and learn from mistakesSaturday: First thing in the morning when you wake up. Open up CRACK DAT PAT software and review all the mistakes you’ve made on test #2 (remember, you took like 3 days ago). Review everything, learn why you missed the problems that were marked wrong. When your done DON’T DO ANYTHING ELSE. Exit the software and go on and do your DAT destroyer problems for the dayDo the following DAT destroyer problems:Orgo 207 – 232 GC 216 - 242Biology 332 – 377You’ve just completed DAT destroyer for the 1st timeDo MATH destroyer test #10. Same way as before, don’t time yourself, after your done with the test, go over each problem and learn from mistakesAt the end of your MATH destroyer test, Open up CRACK DAT PAT software and do test #3. When your done with your test DON’T DO ANYTHING ELSE, store your results and DON’T LOOK AT YOUR MISTAKES. Exit the softwareSunday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems (starting DAT destroyer again):Orgo 1 – 22GC 1 – 23Biology 1 – 36Do MATH destroyer test #11. Same way as before, don’t time yourself, after your done with the test, go over each problem and learn from mistakesYou’ve just completed MATH destroyer for the 1st timeWeek 7 Week7:Monday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:Orgo 23 - 45GC 24 - 47Biology 37 – 73Go back over MATH destroyer and this time, do test #1 and give yourself only 45 minutes to do it. When time is up, go over all the problems you got wrong and all the ones you didn’t have time to get to.Tuesday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:Orgo 46 - 68GC 48 - 71Biology 74 - 110Go back over MATH destroyer and this time, do test #2 and give yourself only 45 minutes to do it. When time is up, go over all the problems you got wrong and all the ones you didn’t have time to get to.Wednesday: First thing in the morning when you wake up. Open up CRACK DAT PAT software and review all the mistakes you’ve made on test #3 (remember, you took like 3 days ago). Review everything, learn why you missed the problems that were marked wrong. When your done DON’T DO ANYTHING ELSE. Exit the software and go on and do your DAT destroyer problems for the dayDo the following DAT destroyer problems:Orgo 69 - 91GC 72 - 95Biology 111 - 147Go back over MATH destroyer and this time, do test #3 and give yourself only 45 minutes to do it. When time is up, go over all the problems you got wrong and all the ones you didn’t have time to get to.At the end of your MATH destroyer test, Open up CRACK DAT PAT software and do test #4. When your done with your test DON’T DO ANYTHING ELSE, store your results and DON’T LOOK AT YOUR MISTAKES. Exit the softwareThursday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:Orgo 92 - 114GC 96 - 119Biology 148 - 184Go back over MATH destroyer and this time, do test #4 and give yourself only 45 minutes to do it. When time is up, go over all the problems you got wrong and all the ones you didn’t have time to get to. Friday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:Orgo 115 - 137GC 120 - 143Biology 185 - 221 Go back over MATH destroyer and this time, do test #5 and give yourself only 45 minutes to do it. When time is up, go over all the problems you got wrong and all the ones you didn’t have time to get to.Saturday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:Orgo 138 - 160GC 144 - 167Biology 222 - 258 Go back over MATH destroyer and this time, do test #6 and give yourself only 45 minutes to do it. When time is up, go over all the problems you got wrong and all the ones you didn’t have time to get to.Sunday: First thing in the morning when you wake up. Open up CRACK DAT PAT software and review all the mistakes you’ve made on test #4 (remember, you took like 3 days ago). Review everything, learn why you missed the problems that were marked wrong. When your done DON’T DO ANYTHING ELSE. Exit the software and go on and do your DAT destroyer problems for the dayDo the following DAT destroyer problems:Orgo 161 - 183GC 168 - 191Biology 259 - 295 Go back over MATH destroyer and this time, do test #7 and give yourself only 45 minutes to do it. When time is up, go over all the problems you got wrong and all the ones you didn’t have time to get to.At the end of your MATH destroyer test, Open up CRACK DAT PAT software and do test #5. When your done with your test DON’T DO ANYTHING ELSE, store your results and DON’T LOOK AT YOUR MISTAKES. Exit the softwareWeek 8 (FINAL WEEK) Week8: (final week)Monday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:Orgo 184 - 206GC 192 - 215Biology 296 - 332 Go back over MATH destroyer and this time, do test #8 and give yourself only 45 minutes to do it. When time is up, go over all the problems you got wrong and all the ones you didn’t have time to get to.Tuesday: Review all the mistakes you’ve made on CRACK DAT PAT software test#5Do the following DAT destroyer problems:Orgo 207 – 232 GC 216 - 242Biology 332 – 377You’ve just completed DAT destroyer for the 2nd timeGo back over MATH destroyer and this time, do test #9 and give yourself only 45 minutes to do it. When time is up, go over all the problems you got wrong and all the ones you didn’t have time to get to.Now you have from Wednesday till Sunday to do whatever you feel like. I suggest you continue working with MATH destroyer and doing more CRACK DAT PAT tests (you have 5 more to do)….. Also, some folks (including me) found topscore software to be pretty helpful before the DAT. I suggest you do it during this time.Week 9=DAT Domination and a 20+ score on everything for you!  :) Congrats on a job well done!The original post can be found here.


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