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Dental Admissions Test. Overview and Strategies. Anatomy of the DAT. Section. Questions. Time Limit. Optional Tutorial Survey of Natural Sciences Biology Gen Chem O Chem Perceptual Ability Test Keyhole Top/Front/End Angle Ranking Hole Punches Cube Counting Pattern Folding. -

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dental admissions test

Dental Admissions Test

Overview and Strategies

anatomy of the dat
Anatomy of the DAT

Section

Questions

Time Limit

Optional Tutorial

Survey of Natural Sciences

  • Biology
  • Gen Chem
  • O Chem

Perceptual Ability Test

  • Keyhole
  • Top/Front/End
  • Angle Ranking
  • Hole Punches
  • Cube Counting
  • Pattern Folding

-

100

-40

-30

-30

90

-15

-15

-15

-15

-15

-15

(15 min)

90 min (54 sec/question)

60 min (40 sec/question)

anatomy of the dat1
Anatomy of the DAT

Section

Questions

Time Limit

Optional Break

Reading Comprehension

Quantitative Reasoning

  • Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

(Word Problems)

Optional Post-Test Survey

Total

-

50

40

-30

-10

280

(15 min)

60 min (72 sec/question)

45 min (67sec/question)

(15 min)

5 hours

quick facts
Quick Facts
  • Just as important as your GPA
    • “Great Equalizer”
  • Scores range from 1 to 30
  • National Average of ALL students: 17
  • National Average of ACCEPTED students: 18
  • Competitive: 20+
advice
Advice
  • Breadth before Depth
  • Recommended Study: 8hrs/day for 8 weeks
  • Make a schedule
  • Stay on schedule
  • Practice, Practice, Practice
  • Start now
recommended materials
Recommended Materials
  • Gen & O-Chem Sections:
    • Chad’s Videos ($30)
    • DAT Destroyer ($150)
  • Biology Section:
    • Cliffs AP Bio ($10)
    • Campbell's Biology Book
    • KBB
  • Math:
    • Chad’s Videos + Math Destroyer
  • PAT:
    • Crack DAT PAT ($100+)
  • Full Length Tests:
    • Top Score Pro ($50)
    • Kaplan Practice Test (Free)
    • ADA Practice Tests (Free)
  • Whatever you do take as many full length (timed) practice tests as you can!!!
  • Don’t sell your Biology and Chemistry books back until after you take your DAT.
resources
Resources
  • Studentdoctor.net
  • ADA.com
  • ADEA.com
  • PreDDS.net (Ross’ PAT Videos)
  • Coursesaver.com (Chad’s Videos)
ross pat videos
Ross’ PAT Videos
  • PreDDS.net
  • These are the only videos that I have found for the PAT section of the DAT
  • $5 off for BYU-Idaho Pre-Dental Society members!
    • Send an email within 72 hours to Jon Van Dyke (jonishere55@aol.com) and he will take care of the discount.
chad s videos
Chad’s Videos
  • Coursesaver.com
  • These videos are all you need for both chemistry sections.
  • Remember the fast play mode and extra quizzes.
  • Treat this like a normal class, take notes!
  • When you register and purchase the videos make sure to type “byu-pd” in the checkout section to receive 30% off your purchase!
perceptual ability test

Perceptual Ability Test

Overview and Strategies

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PAT

Section

Questions

Time Limit

Perceptual Ability Test

  • Keyhole
  • Top/Front/End
  • Angle Ranking
  • Hole Punches
  • Cube Counting
  • Pattern Folding

90

-15

-15

-15

-15

-15

-15

60 min (40 sec/question)

keyhole
Keyhole
  • Common Strategies
    • Top/Front/End Method

Instructions

  • This visualization test consists of a number of items. A three-dimensional object is shown at the left. This is followed by outlines of five apertures of openings.
  • In each item the task is exactly the same. First, you are to imagine how the object looks from all directions. Then pick from the five apertures outlines, the opening through which the object could pass.
instructions cont
Instructions cont.

Here are the rules:

  • Prior to passing through the aperture, the irregular solid object may be turned in any direction. It may be started through the aperture on a side not shown.
  • Once the object started through the aperture, it may not be twisted or turned. It must pass completely through the opening. The opening is always the exact shape of the appropriate external outline of the object.
  • Both objects and apertures are drawn to the same scale. Thurs, it is possible for an opening to be the correct shape, but too small for the object. In all cases, however, differences are large enough to judge by eye.
  • There are no irregularities in any hidden portion of the object. However, if the figure has symmetric indentations, the hidden portion is symmetric with the part shown.
  • Fore each object there is only one correct aperture.
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D

  • Side Views
  • Front View
top front end
Top/Front/End
  • Common Strategies
    • Line Counting Method

Instructions

  • The pictures that follow are top, front, and end views of various solid objects. The views are without perspective. That is, the points in the viewed surface are viewed along parallel lines of vision. The projection looking down on it is shown in the upper left hand corer.
  • In the problems that follow, two views will be shown with four alternatives to complete the set. Hidden lines are shown as dashed.
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6Lines

  • 6Lines
  • 5 Lines
  • 4 Lines
  • 6Lines
  • 5 Lines
  • 5 Lines
  • 4 Lines

A

  • Always try to visualize first.
  • Count ALL lines to start.
angle ranking
Angle Ranking
  • Common Strategies
    • Visualization:
      • Pacman
      • Laptop on a hill
      • Laser
      • Circle
    • From a distance
hole punches
Hole Punches
  • Common Strategies
    • Tic-Tac-Toe Method

Instructions

  • A flat square of paper is folded one or more times. The broken lines indicate the original position of the paper. The solid lines indicate the position of the folded paper. The paper is never turned or twisted. The folded paper always remains within the edges of the original square. There may be from one to three folds in each item. After the last fold a hole is punched in the paper. Your task is to mentally unfold the paper and determine the position of the holes in the original square.
cube counting
Cube Counting
  • Common Strategies
    • Cube Counting Method

Instructions

  • Each figure has been made by cementing together cubes of the same size. After being cemented each group was painted on all sides EXCEPT FOR THE BOTTOM ON WHICH IT IS RESTING. The only hidden cubes are those required to support other cubes.
  • You are to examine each figure closely to determine how many cubes have how many of their sides painted.
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In this figure, how many cubes have one of their exposed sides painted?

  • 1 cube
  • 2 cubes
  • 3 cubes
  • 4 cubes
  • 5 cubes

B

  • First, find hidden cubes
  • Finally, check your numbers
  • Second, tally them up
  • 13 cubes
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In this figure, how many cubes have two of their exposed sides painted?

  • 1 cube
  • 2 cubes
  • 3 cubes
  • 4 cubes
  • 5 cubes

C

slide35

In this figure, how many cubes have four of their exposed sides painted?

  • 1 cube
  • 2 cubes
  • 3 cubes
  • 4 cubes
  • 5 cubes

B

slide36

In this figure, how many cubes have five of their exposed sides painted?

  • 1 cube
  • 2 cubes
  • 3 cubes
  • 4 cubes
  • 5 cubes

B

pattern folding
Pattern Folding
  • Common Strategies
    • Shape Matching Method
    • Color Matching Method

Instructions

  • A flat pattern will be presented. This pattern is to be folded into a three-dimensional figure. The correct figure is one of the four given at the right of the pattern. There is only one correct figure in each set. The outside of the pattern is what is seen at the left.
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C

  • Fold sections, then put together.
thank you

Thank You

Next Thursday at 2pm BEN 224

PAT Workshop