March 2013

How Does DAT Bootcamp Chemistry Compare to the Real DAT?

“Are the DAT Bootcamp chemistry exams similar to the chemistry section on the actual DAT?” I get this question all the time. I figured it’s best to have one of our members answer this question: “I think DAT Bootcamp’s chem section was by far the most representative of the real exam. The topics tested are Read More

How the Right Mindset Can Boost Your DAT Score

A frequent question I’m asked by students preparing for the DAT is: “what do I need to know?” Mechanisms for organic chemistry? Macromolecules? Details of the kidney system? Granted, it’s important you don’t waste time studying irrelevant material that will never appear on the exam. But when I’m asked about specifics, usually the conversation will Read More

How is the DAT Graded?

To begin, your raw score on the individual sections of the DAT are converted into standard scores. All of the DAT sub-sections (Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Perceptual Ability, Reading Comprehension, and Math) are individually graded on a scale of 30 points. Your sciences raw scores combine to make your Total Science Score (TS), and everything Read More