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Top 3 DAT Biology Study Materials

You have probably seen the article “The Hottest DAT Study Material 2017” which ranks the Top 10 DAT study aids. However, the best study aids do not necessarily translate into the best resource for each section. This is why it is highly recommended that you take the time to find the right combination of DAT material for you. In order to help you find the best materials for the biology section of the DAT, I have put together a Top 3 list of materials. I did not do a Top 10 or even a Top 5 list simply because the Top 3 materials that I am going to list blow the others out of the water. Yes, in my opinion, and many others these are far superior study materials for the DAT biology section than any of the others.

#1- Cliffs AP Biology

I have written several articles now about Cliffs AP Biology. I cannot say enough about this resource. It outlines, in an easy to memorize fashion, just about everything you need to know for the biology section . The book isn’t written on fancy paper but the simplicity and content that is included make up for that. Oh, did I mention that this book can be purchased at Amazon for less than $10! I do have to warn you that Cliffs AP Biology does lack a little bit in the physiology portion and maybe a few other small areas.I would recommend checking the ADA specification outline to be sure you covered all the material.  Check out my full review of Cliffs AP Biology: The Rave.

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#3- TIME

Alright, I know time is not a material but reality is I couldn’t choose a third resource to put in the #3 spot. If you know Cliffs AP Biology and work your way through DAT Destroyer (more than once) you can land yourself at least a 19 in the biology section. So my advice is to go out and get the 2 best study materials and start studying. You can spend hours debating on which study materials to use but the reality is, you just need to put the time into studying.

Honorable Mentions:

Top Score Pro

Test yourself using this DAT simulator software. Probably one of the most accurate software programs that you can buy. If you want to know what you will score on the real DAT take a couple of these tests. You will probably score a point or two lower on the biology section in comparison to the real DAT as they do put in a few extra taxonomy questions.

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DAT Achiever

Test yourself using this DAT simulator software. Don’t be discouraged if you end up with only 15 or 16 in the biology section as many of these questions are far more difficult than the real DAT. This will be a good 3 to 4 points lower than what you will score when you get to the real test.

 

Kaplan Blue Book

Often times Kaplan gets negative feedback on their material because it is too easy in comparison to the real DAT. However, they do a pretty decent job in the biology section. This will definitely pick up anything that is lacking in Cliffs AP Biology.

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Conclusion

Hopefully, this saves you some time and helps you to get a higher score on the DAT. The study material that you choose can really make a difference. The Top 3 materials that I have presented to you today are materials that have been used by thousands of pre-dental students to get high scores on the DAT. Good luck to all! Just remember… IT’S WORTH IT!

Videos: Anything Dental Related

I thought it would be fun to make a post with a whole bunch of dental related videos. The funnier the better! Use the comment box to suggest videos and I will post them here (assuming they are decently appropriate).

 

Kidstones

 

Leathal Weapon 4 – Uncle Benny

 

Mr. Bean at the Dentist

 

David After the Dentist

Electronic Flashcards for Upcoming Exam 7: Cardiovascular and GI Systems

These are flashcards for my upcoming exam. They cover the GI system and the Cardiovascular system. By no means are they perfect (wasn’t planning on posting them) but this is what I do for studying. I actually imported them from www.flashcardexchange.com (lifetime fee of $20) into Quizlet in order to embed them on the blog. Flashcard exchange has a really good Cardfile study system that I like to use. If you get the card correct it moves to the next stack (choose how many you want but I usually do 4 stacks). If you miss the card it goes all the way back to the first stack. The goal is to get all the cards to the last stack before you take the exam.
NOTE: Any Pictures that were on Flashcardexchange is are posted (ex: the electrocardiogram). I was lazy and did not upload them since they did not directly copy to Quizlet. However, the text is still there in order to explain the concept.

**Content on the cards is not to be used for diagnosing or treating medical concerns. They are for the sole purpose of passing this semesters Exam #7.**