With comprehensive review, realistic practice, and Kaplan's exclusive testtaking strategies, this effective guide provides you with the targeted training you need to get the most out of your preparation and maximize your DAT score.
Intensive Review of Skills and Concepts To help you prepare more effectively, we've included a comprehensive review of all the tested subjects, including 16 biology chapters, 12 general chemistry chapters, 15 organic chemistry chapters, 6 quantitative reasoning chapters, and a special Reading Comprehension Practice Test.
Exclusive PAT Exercises Only Kaplan provides you with a realistic Perceptual Ability Test. Our CD-ROM features computerized, 3-D figures that you can rotate and view from different angles.
2 Full-Length Practice Tests Each full-length practice test -- one in the book and one on the CD-ROM -- includes complete explanations for every answer with special tips and strategies to help you score higher.
Special CD-ROM Features
Full-Length Practice Test
Interactive Feedback on Your Test Performance
Detailed Explanations for Every Answer
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I just took the DAT today, scoring a 23 on the PAT and an average of 26 on the academic portion, and thought out I'd review this DAT prep book by Kaplan while the experience was fresh in my mind. My DAT-specific prep was conducted entirely with this book.
First things first, this book is not a substitute for a prior well-rounded education in the sciences. You can memorize all 500 or so pages of science and math review, and there will still be a lot of things you will miss on the DAT. That said, it is a great review tool to assist you in dusting off some of those old concepts you may have learned a year or two ago. It covers the broad, "big idea" concepts very well and it also goes into reasonable detail on some of the more commonly tested areas such as cellular respiration and the endocrine system (a section I found especially helpful). However, if it's been more than a couple years since your last biology or chemistry class or you performed poorly in them, you will...
The software seemed to crash a lot and I didn't get much help from the company. Once I got it to work (a few times) I could not practice any section I wanted from the one computer test they give. Also, when I took the real DAT yesterday, the real DAT computer format was much different than Kaplans. The screens, reading comprehension, and the important question review screen, etc. were not the same. Kaplan only gave me one computer test too. Their book cover seemed to imply 2 full tests! (I guess they are counting the paper one in the book (a little deceiving...so BEWARE of that). I could not print out questions from the computer and it was difficult to go through their review screens to get to the questions I missed. There are NO TOPICS for the qestions so it was hard reviewing a little bit more about the questions I missed in my college text books. One important thing was my scores on the real DAT were lower than my Kaplan scores. My overall was 18/19 PAT and...
All I used to study for the DAT was the Kaplan book and the Top Score Pro software by ScholarWare. I'm an excellent case study as to the effectiveness of this study material because I've recently taken the DAT and I haven't taken a science class in more than 5 years. Needless to say, I had pretty much forgotten everything that I'd ever learned about the natural sciences, and I relied almost exclusively on this book to prepare me for the test. ... For the most part, the tests that are provided with this book have outstanding validity. After taking the DAT, I was especially impressed with the Organic and Inorganic sections of the written exam in the back of the book. The questions provided with the book are very good examples of the type of questions that you're likely to see on the test. Unlike some of the people who are critiquing the sample tests in this book, I care much less about presentation and far more about content. Currently, I am a computer programmer by trade and I can make...
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