August 2013

Do Not Use the Line Counting Method on DAT PAT

The line counting method was a popular strategy that worked well on past versions of the DAT for the Top Front End section. However, the DAT has caught on and now makes many of their problems line-counting “proof”. Currently, the best way to beat the Top Front End section is to just visualize the 3D Read More

Vicviper Reading Comprehension Strategy

This is a popular method a pre-dental student used to score a 30 on the RC section of the DAT. It is a version of the search and destroy method. In summary, it involves looking for keywords in all of the questions, and then browsing the passage to search for all of those keywords at Read More

Vanilla Method for DAT Reading Comprehension

This is the method I used on the DAT reading section because it’s what made me feel most comfortable. It’s a very simple method. I would read the passage in full and then answer the questions in order. I would try to allocate 7-9 minutes to reading the passage, and then around 10-12 minutes to Read More

Search & Destroy Guide for DAT Reading Comprehension

What is Search & Destroy? Search and Destroy (or S&D) is a method used on the reading comprehension section of the DAT. In brief, the method is to skip reading the passage and to just go straight to the questions. If the question is application-based, inference-based, or tone-based, you mark and skip it. If the Read More

Featured Student of August

Meet Thao Nguyen, a happy DAT Bootcamp customer who recently dominated the DAT. Thao’s scores and tenacity truly impressed me; I asked for her to share her DAT experience with us as the featured student of August. What is one piece of advice you would give to another student preparing to take the DAT? Clear Read More

Important Words to Recognize on the DAT Reading Section

Often times on DAT reading passages, certain words and phrases will be used to convey the structure of the passage. By understanding what these words signify, you can more easily understand the structure of the reading passage. Here is a list of words you should look out for in DAT reading passages. Names You should Read More

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