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Crack the DAT consists of testing software and limited review material to provide you with “your prescription for success” on the DAT. It emulates the same platform interface and actual testing conditions that you will experience on test-day. It will help familiarize you with the DAT as well as help you to estimate and predict what your DAT scores will be like.

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The written and video explanations are well-done and extremely informative. These are great features to access after completing a practice test. You will learn a lot from them in order to increase your scores and excel on the DAT. Take advantage of them and you will see improvement in your scores.

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You can download the software on either your Windows or Mac computer for free in order to take a shortened DAT practice test. I’d recommend doing it before you make your purchase in order to see what Crack the DAT is like and if you think it will benefit you. The free demo contains the identical exam simulation software and you will receive an analysis report upon completion of the test with your scores.

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The software can be downloaded and used without internet connection, however, in order to view the video explanations of the answers and update your software an internet connection is necessary. Also, the software can only be used for 2-3 weeks off-line before it is required to connect to the internet in order to renew another 2-3 weeks of off-line usage. Therefore, it is better to always have an internet connection available while using the software.

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If money isn’t an issue then I would purchase one of the Ultimate DAT Bundle Packages from Crack the DAT along with some supplemental materials for the Sciences. If money is an issue then I would purchase just Crack DAT PAT along with a more comprehensive resource. I’d even consider purchasing the Crack DAT MATH and Crack DAT READING editions as well.


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Timing on Tests: You are able to change the time allotted to you on the tests from their normal times that they would be on the actual DAT. This could be helpful in order to work on increasing your speed for certain sections to make sure that you will be able to finish all of the questions on a section before the time runs out.

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The granddaddy of them all, the biggest and best that Crack the DAT has to offer. There are three different editions available to help prepare you for the PAT. There are 3D interactive models and explanations with each edition. The 3D models will allow you to rotate and manipulate the objects to help you better understand how to tackle complex PAT problems. These are some of the best tools I’ve seen in a review source and are very helpful for understanding the subtests of the PAT.

There are also several sections that you can get additional practice in such as angle ranking, hole punching, and cube counting. There is a practice mode and a competition mode. The competition mode is only available in the Royal Flush Edition or as part of the Ultimate DAT Bundle Package; It allows you to compete against fellow users and if you score high enough then you’ll get your name on the leaderboard. The analysis report that you’ll receive after completing practice tests will notify you of concepts in which you are strong or weak in and provide you with statistical data that will help you in formulating a strategy to improve your PAT score.

Here’s an overview of what is available with each edition for Crack DAT PAT:

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Crack DAT MATH has plenty of practice exams for the Quantitative Reasoning section of the DAT in order to get you prepared and comfortable for the real thing. These are very similar in difficulty and are great exams to use. There are also helpful video explanations in addition to written explanations with each edition that are conducted by a tutor on a whiteboard. There are only two editions available for Crack DAT MATH.

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The Ultimate DAT Bundle Packages provide you with all the practice tests you need to be ready for the DAT. There are two packages available and in my opinion the Ace Package alone has enough practice tests for you to prepare for the DAT. But if you feel like you need the additional practice and extra features that come with the Ultimate Package then go for it and you’ll have PLENTY of practice questions and tests to go over in preparation for the DAT.

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