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How to Prepare for the Dental Admission Test (DAT) (Barrons 1999)

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4 out of 5 stars Good Value, August 5, 2002

  Reviewer: A reader from Columbus, OH United States

This book has faults (sample exam errors, etc.) that have been abundantly pointed out by other reviewers, but the hints for the PAT are worth the money alone. I found the PAT on the DAT to be more difficult than some other prep products's sample tests would have you believe (Although, I did score well on the PAT). This book alone takes a methodical approach to finding the right answer, but also getting it fast, which was my problem. The science review sections were not as complete as some other books, but I found many of the explanations helpful in clarifying things that I had never learned well in my prereq classes, especially in the O Chem section, where the idea of using acid and base chemistry to solve problems was emphasized in a very helpful way. I would not recommend using this as your only review material, but in conjunction with TopScore Pro and my textbooks, etc., it helped me get very good scores on all sections of the DAT.

1 out of 5 stars Worst book, January 31, 2002

  Reviewer: Steve from seattle

All reviews are right.
This book is filled with mistakes. Like.. zillion of them.
I got so frustrated after I finished practice test but it turned out, so many answers were wrong.
Question itself is ok but answer is all messed up.. It can lead u wrong direction. Do not buy this book.

1 out of 5 stars A complete waste of money, August 14, 2001

  Reviewer: aba477 from Nashville, TN

I dont know who Barrons got to edit the information and practice test answers in this book, but I could have done a better job!! The answers to many of the practice test questions were completely wrong and some review sections could be misleading. Save your time and money and dont buy this book

2 out of 5 stars Good and bad.............., August 13, 2001

Top 1000 Reviewer Reviewer: fugirl from NYC

.........Okay the PAT prep was very good (good examples and good strategy). The science prep is too short and oversimplified. If you use only this book for the science prep, you'll be in huge trouble. The sample DATs had good questions (similar to the real thing) but were loaded with errors! The reading prep technique taught in this book takes too long on the real test. They suggest practically outlining each passage before answering questions - which I found to be entirely unnecessary. Go for TopScore Pro before this test prep book.