# Perceptual Ability Strategy

- Introducing the PAT Academy
Ari and I have received thousands of messages over the years with the same concern, "How do I start learning how to do the perceptual ability test?! This is so confusing." Students don't know where to begin. I'm really excited to share the PAT Academy as our answer to this…

- Keyholes Strategy Video
Keyholes DAT PAT Strategy The keyholes section of the DAT is tough and really comes down to consistent practice. Take advantage of our extra keyhole practice. I go over some techniques to beating keyholes in this video.

- Pattern Folding Strategy Video
Pattern Folding DAT PAT Strategy The pattern folding section of the DAT can prove to be very difficult at the beginning. If you're starting out or need a lot of help, try printing out the unfolded image, cut it out with scissors, and fold it yourself by taping the edges…

- Hole Punching Strategy Video
Hole Punching DAT PAT Strategy The hole punching section of the DAT can be learned using a few key techniques. If you have a hole puncher and paper nearby, try following along as I go over all of my techniques to beating hole punching in this video.

- Cube Counting Strategy Video
Cube Counting DAT PAT Strategy The cube counting section of the DAT can seem tricky at first but is fairly straightforward once you get the hang of it. I go over all of my techniques to beating cube counting in this video.

- Angle Ranking Strategy Video
Angle Ranking DAT PAT Strategy The angle ranking section of the DAT can be beaten with consistent practice and patience. I go over all of my techniques to beating angle ranking in this video.

- 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…