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ASDA. October 18, 2007 Meeting International Service Learning DAT Test Prep Services Application Information. ASDA. Analysis of DAT Test Prep Options Kaplan Test Preparation Service Genius 360 0 Test Preparation Service Personal Preparation

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ASDA

October 18, 2007 Meeting

International Service Learning

DAT Test Prep Services

Application Information


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  • Analysis of DAT Test Prep Options

  • Kaplan Test Preparation Service

  • Genius 3600 Test Preparation Service

  • Personal Preparation

    • Bookstore Option: Barron’s, Kaplan, Schaum’s

    • Test Simulations: DAT Achiever, Topscore Pro, KSF Review


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  • Analysis of DAT Test Prep Options

  • What is the cost of each option?

  • How many classes/hours does each option offer?

  • Convenience

    • Are there a number of class options to choose from?

    • Does each class have realistic/convenient scheduling?

    • Are the locations for taking the class convenient? Where are the classes?


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  • Analysis of DAT Test Prep Options

  • Customer Service

    • Do they have a 24/7 1-800 Service?

    • Do they have a local customer service center?

    • If they have online material, is there online customer service as well?


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  • Analysis of DAT Test Prep Options

  • Quality of Instruction

    • Is the instructor mature/professional?

    • Does the instructor have good knowledge of the material?

    • Does the instructor have experience taking the test?

    • Does the instructor teach tricks?

    • Does the instructor coach?


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  • Analysis of DAT Test Prep Options

  • Quality of Instruction

    • How are the in-class materials provided by the prep service?

      • Notebooks?

      • Flash Cards?

      • In-class activities?

    • How is the classroom setting?

      • Is it comfortable?

      • Is it overcrowded?


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  • Analysis of DAT Test Prep Options

  • Computer Test Simulation

    • Is it conducted online, or by a CD-Rom, or is it on paper?

    • Do they have an accurate DAT (on-screen) simulation?

    • Are the questions comparable to the real DAT questions?

    • Do they give good explanations to every problem?

    • Do they give you personal analytical feedback on every test?


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  • Analysis of DAT Test Prep Options

  • Homework

    • How is the homework organized? Is there a syllabus?

    • How are the readings?

    • How are the homework problems?

    • Do they have a lot of example problems?


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  • Analysis of DAT Test Prep Options

  • Quality of Example Problems

    • Are they similar to actual DAT Problems? Are they as difficult?

    • Do they give FULL explanations to each problem?

    • Do the problems fully span all topics covered on the DAT?

    • Do they give you personal analytical feedback on practice problems?


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  • Analysis of DAT Test Prep Options

  • Perceptual Ability Test (PAT)

    • How is their presentation of the PAT compared to the real thing on the DAT?

    • Do they have plenty of practice problems?

    • Do they have good 3-D explanations?

    • Are they as difficult as the real PAT?


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  • Analysis of DAT Test Prep Options

  • Higher Score Guaranteed

    • What is a “Higher Score Guaranteed?”

    • What do I have to do to get it?

    • Will just doing the HSG be enough to prepare for the actual DAT?

  • So what option is right for me??


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  • Application Information


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  • Application Information

  • Critical Checklist

    • Open Pre-Dental File now

    • Get Letters of Recommendation now with good grades and participation in class to back them up

    • Personal Statement

    • Professional Photo

    • AADSAS/MCG Application

      • Transcripts

      • Resume


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  • Application Information

  • Your Timeline

    • It doesn’t matter what year you are (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or post-bacc), so start getting ready now.

    • Ask yourself, “When do I plan to start Dental School?”

    • Types of Plans based on your answer:

      • Three Year Plan

      • Two Year Plan

      • One Year Plan


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  • Application Information

  • Your Timeline

    • Three Year Plan:

      • 3 Years Out: Focus on Pre-Dental File

        • Grades

        • Letters of Recommendation

      • 2 Years Out:

        • 1st DAT

        • Personal Statement

        • Complete Pre-Dental File

          • All Letters of Recommendation must be in before the summer

          • Professional Photo


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  • Application Information

  • Your Timeline

    • Three Year Plan:

      • 1 Year Out:

        • 2nd DAT Complete two summers before

        • Applications in before September (or one complete year before you plan to start Dental School)

        • Interview in Fall and Spring


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  • Application Information

  • Your Timeline

    • Two Year Plan:

      • 2 Years Out:

        • Take your 1st DAT if you can

        • Start and Complete Pre-Dental File

        • Complete Letters of Recommendation

        • Complete Personal Statement

        • Get Professional Photo

      • 1 Year Out:

        • 2nd DAT Complete

        • Applications Complete

        • Interview in Fall and Spring


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  • Application Information

  • Your Timeline

    • One Year Plan:

      • Two summers before you plan to start:

        • Take the DAT (really only one chance)

        • Start and Complete Pre-Dental File

        • Complete Letters of Recommendation

        • Complete Personal Statement

        • Get Professional Photo

        • Complete Applications

      • Fall

        • Complete Applications if not finished

        • Interviews


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