DAT Study Program

8-Week Dental Admissions Test (DAT) Sample Study Program

Many students wait until the very last minute to start studying for the Dental Admissions Test (DAT). This could be a very costly mistake, because you may not get the results you wanted in addition to that you are required to wait 3 months to retake the DAT, and it costs almost $300. A study program is a great option for students who need help spreading out their DAT studying effectively, and for students who are taking classes or busy working. The study program listed below was created by “dentalWorks” and posted on a studentdoctors.net pre-dental forum. This 8-Week study program has helped many pre-dental students score in the 20+ range on the DAT. Some students even have boasted scores in the 26 range. The study program is posted below with the book sources from amazon.com.
This is based on the following resources:

Kaplan DAT 2009-2010 Edition (Kaplan Dat (Dental Admission Test)) (2009-2010 version)

CliffsAP Biology (2nd edition from 2007)

-DAT destroyer (2010 version)

-MATH destroyer (2010 version ~ I believe it has 11 tests)

Crack DAT

-Chads chemistry videos (Optional)

Week1:

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 anything

Do KBB’s chapter 1 on math. Study this chapter hard cause this is the only time your going to go over it

Watch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts

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 confused

Watch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts.

Do chad’s mini-test of chapter 1 on GC

Wednesday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 2 (Cells). Read KBB’s Chapter 2 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novel

Do KBB’s chapter 2 on math. Study this chapter hard cause this is the only time your going to go over it

Watch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 2.1, and 2.2. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts

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 highlighting

Watch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts

Do chad’s mini-test of chapter 2 on GC

Friday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 3 (Cellular Respiration). Read KBB’s Chapter 3 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novel

Do KBB’s chapter 3 on math. Study this chapter hard cause this is the only time your going to go over it

Watch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 3.1, and 3.2. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts

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 highlighting

Watch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 3.3, and 3.4. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts

Do chad’s mini-test of chapter 3 on GC

Sunday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 4 (Photosynthesis). Read KBB’s Chapter 4 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novel

Do KBB’s chapter 4 on math. Study this chapter hard cause this is the only time your going to go over it

Watch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 4.1, and 4.2. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts

Week2:

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 highlighting

Watch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 4.3, 4.4, and 4.5. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts

Do chad’s mini-test of chapter 4 on GC

Tuesday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 5 (Cell Division). Read KBB’s Chapter 5 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novel

Do KBB’s chapter 5 on math. Study this chapter hard cause this is the only time your going to go over it

Watch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 5.01, 5.02, 5.03, 5.04, and 5.05. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts

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 highlighting

Watch 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

Do chad’s mini-test of chapter 5 on GC

Thursday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 6 (Heredity). Read KBB’s Chapter 6 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novel

Do 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 review

Watch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts

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 highlighting

Watch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, and 6.7. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts

Do chad’s mini-test of chapter 6 on GC

Saturday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 7 (Molecular Genetics). Read KBB’s Chapter 7 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novel

Watch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts

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 highlighting

Watch Chad’s GC videos (in HD) 7.4, 7.5, and 7.6. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts

Do chad’s mini-test of chapter 7 on GC….You’ve just completed Chad’s GC review

Week3:

Monday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 8 (Evolution). Read KBB’s Chapter 8 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novel

Do 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

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 highlighting

Watch Chad’s orgo videos (in HD) 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, and 1.7. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts

Do chad’s mini-test of chapter 1 on orgo

Wednesday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 9 (Biological Diversity). Read KBB’s Chapter 9 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novel

Do 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

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 highlighting

Watch Chad’s orgo videos (in HD) 2.4, 2.5, and 2.6. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts

Do chad’s mini-test of chapter 2 on orgo

Friday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 10 (Plants). Read KBB’s Chapter 10 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novel

Do 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

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 highlighting

Watch Chad’s orgo videos (in HD) 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts

Do chad’s mini-test of chapter 3 on orgo

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 novel

Do 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

Week4:

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 highlighting

Watch Chad’s orgo videos (in HD) 4.4, 4.5, and 4.6. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts

Do chad’s mini-test of chapter 4 on orgo

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 novel

Do 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

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 highlighting

Watch Chad’s orgo videos (in HD) 5.4, 5.5, and 5.6. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts

Do chad’s mini-test of chapter 5 on orgo

Thursday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 13 (Animal Behavior). Read KBB’s Chapter 13 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novel

Do KBB’s PAT “Pattern Folding Practicing Set” ….You’ve just completed PAT review on KBB

Watch Chad’s orgo videos (in HD) 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3. Take necessary notes of formulas/important concepts

Friday: 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 highlighting

Do chad’s mini-test of chapter 6 on orgo….You’ve just completed Chad’s orgo review

Saturday: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 14 (Ecology). Read KBB’s Chapter 14 on Biology. Again, read these fast like a novel

Sunday: 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 Biology

Week5:

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 Biology

Okay, 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 3 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 – 22

GC 1 – 23

Biology 1 – 36

Do 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 software

Do 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 DAT

Friday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:

Orgo 23 – 45

GC 24 – 47

Biology 37 – 73

Do 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 mistakes

Saturday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:

Orgo 46 – 68

GC 48 – 71

Biology 74 – 110

Do 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 mistakes

Sunday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:

Orgo 69 – 91

GC 72 – 95

Biology 111 – 147

Do 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 mistakes

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 day

Do the following DAT destroyer problems:

Orgo 92 – 114

GC 96 – 119

Biology 148 – 184

Do 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 mistakes

At 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 software

Tuesday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:

Orgo 115 – 137

GC 120 – 143

Biology 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 mistakes

Wednesday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:

Orgo 138 – 160

GC 144 – 167

Biology 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 mistakes

Thursday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:

Orgo 161 – 183

GC 168 – 191

Biology 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 mistakes

Friday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:

Orgo 184 – 206

GC 192 – 215

Biology 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 mistakes

Saturday: 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 day

Do the following DAT destroyer problems:

Orgo 207 – 232

GC 216 – 242

Biology 332 – 377

You’ve just completed DAT destroyer for the 1st time

Do 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 mistakes

At 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 software

Sunday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems (starting DAT destroyer again):

Orgo 1 – 22

GC 1 – 23

Biology 1 – 36

Do 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 mistakes

You’ve just completed MATH destroyer for the 1st time

Week7:

Monday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:

Orgo 23 – 45

GC 24 – 47

Biology 37 – 73

Go 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 – 68

GC 48 – 71

Biology 74 – 110

Go 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 day

Do the following DAT destroyer problems:

Orgo 69 – 91

GC 72 – 95

Biology 111 – 147

Go 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 software

Thursday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:

Orgo 92 – 114

GC 96 – 119

Biology 148 – 184

Go 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 – 137

GC 120 – 143

Biology 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 – 160

GC 144 – 167

Biology 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 day

Do the following DAT destroyer problems:

Orgo 161 – 183

GC 168 – 191

Biology 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 software

Week8: (final week)

Monday: Do the following DAT destroyer problems:

Orgo 184 – 206

GC 192 – 215

Biology 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#5

Do the following DAT destroyer problems:

Orgo 207 – 232

GC 216 – 242

Biology 332 – 377

You’ve just completed DAT destroyer for the 2nd time

Go 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.

Week9: (final week)

You take the test in this week and come back and post your results

 

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