Kaplan DAT and PCAT

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Kaplan DAT and PCAT

  1. 1. DAT and PCAT
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda <ul><li>Test structure of DAT and PCAT </li></ul><ul><li>What the DAT and PCAT test specifically </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies + Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Kaplan Test Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>
  3. 3. DAT/PCAT overview <ul><li>Canadian DAT </li></ul><ul><li>Format: Pencil + Paper Test </li></ul><ul><li>Test Dates: November and February </li></ul><ul><li>Total testing time: 3hr 20min </li></ul><ul><li>Total Score: 1-30 </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive Score: 20-22 (80 th percentile+) </li></ul><ul><li>US DAT </li></ul><ul><li>Format: Computer Based Test </li></ul><ul><li>Test Dates: any </li></ul><ul><li>Total testing time: 4hr 15min </li></ul><ul><li>Total Score: 1-30 </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive Score: 20-22 (80 th percentile+) </li></ul><ul><li>PCAT </li></ul><ul><li>Format: Pencil + Paper Test </li></ul><ul><li>Test Dates: January, June, August, October </li></ul><ul><li>Total testing time: 4hr 00min </li></ul><ul><li>Total Score: 200-600 </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive Score: 413 (80 th percentile+) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Canadian DAT <ul><li>Manual Dexterity (30 min) </li></ul><ul><li>1 soap, 3 carving segments </li></ul><ul><li>Score 1-30 </li></ul><ul><li>Survey of the Natural Sciences (60 min) </li></ul><ul><li>Biology 40 questions </li></ul><ul><li>General Chemistry 30 questions </li></ul><ul><li>Score 1-30 </li></ul><ul><li>Perceptual Ability (60 min) </li></ul><ul><li>Keyholes, Front-Top-End, Angle Ranking, </li></ul><ul><li>Hole Punching, Cube Counting, Pattern Folding </li></ul><ul><li>90 questions </li></ul><ul><li>Score 1-30 </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Comprehension (50 min) </li></ul><ul><li>3 passages, 50 questions </li></ul><ul><li>Score 1-30 </li></ul>
  5. 5. U.S. DAT <ul><li>Survey of the Natural Sciences (90 min) </li></ul><ul><li>Biology 40 questions </li></ul><ul><li>General Chemistry 30 questions </li></ul><ul><li>Organic Chemistry 30 questions </li></ul><ul><li>Score 1-30 </li></ul><ul><li>Perceptual Ability (60 min) </li></ul><ul><li>Keyholes, Front-Top-End, Angle Ranking, </li></ul><ul><li>Hole Punching, Cube Counting, Pattern Folding </li></ul><ul><li>90 questions </li></ul><ul><li>Score 1-30 </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Comprehension (60 min) </li></ul><ul><li>3 passages, 50 questions </li></ul><ul><li>Score 1-30 </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative Reasoning (45 min) </li></ul><ul><li>40 questions </li></ul><ul><li>Score 1-30 </li></ul>
  6. 6. PCAT <ul><li>Verbal Ability (30 min) Writing x2 (30 min each) </li></ul><ul><li>Sentence Completions, Analogies Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>48 questions Score 1-5 </li></ul><ul><li>Score 200-600 </li></ul><ul><li>Biology (30 min) </li></ul><ul><li>General Biology, Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology </li></ul><ul><li>48 questions </li></ul><ul><li>Score 200-600 </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry (30 min) </li></ul><ul><li>General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>48 questions </li></ul><ul><li>Score 200-600 </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Comprehension (50 min) </li></ul><ul><li>6 passages, 48 questions </li></ul><ul><li>Score 200-600 </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative Ability (40 min) </li></ul><ul><li>Algebra, Calculus, Arithmetic, Probability, Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>48 questions </li></ul><ul><li>Score 200-600 </li></ul>
  7. 7. What the PCAT + DAT test specifically <ul><li>DAT + PCAT: </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>DAT: </li></ul><ul><li>Manual Dexterity </li></ul><ul><li>Visualization </li></ul><ul><li>PCAT: </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical writing skills </li></ul>
  8. 8. Maximizing DAT/PCAT scores <ul><li>Test Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Stamina/Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Right Attitude </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sample Question 1 <ul><li>What concentration of 0.13ml sodium bicarbonate would be completely neutralized by 0.175M of 0.068ml of hydrochloric acid? </li></ul><ul><li>A. 0.0915M </li></ul><ul><li>B. 0.183M </li></ul><ul><li>C. 0.915M </li></ul><ul><li>D. 1.83M </li></ul><ul><li>E. 9.15M </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sample Question 2 <ul><li>Which is the last enzyme in cellular respiration? </li></ul><ul><li>A. Hexokinase </li></ul><ul><li>B. Pyruvate decarboxylase </li></ul><ul><li>C. Alcohol dehydrogenase </li></ul><ul><li>D. Cytochrome C oxidase </li></ul><ul><li>E. Succinyl-CoA synthetase </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sample Question 3 <ul><li>If x>1, what is the value of (2x+6)/(x 2 +2x-3)? </li></ul><ul><li>A. x+3 </li></ul><ul><li>B. 2/(x-1) </li></ul><ul><li>C. 2x/(x-3) </li></ul><ul><li>D. (x-1)/2 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Sample Question 4 <ul><li>Ephemeral:Longevity :: Negligible: </li></ul><ul><li>A. Triviality </li></ul><ul><li>B. Importance </li></ul><ul><li>C. Certitude </li></ul><ul><li>D. Serenity </li></ul>
  13. 13. Kaplan DAT/PCAT Preparation <ul><li>Diagnostic Testing/Computer Aided Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic test </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-term </li></ul><ul><li>Final </li></ul><ul><li>Class Lessons (13 Lessons 3hrs each) </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive review of science and math concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for PAT, Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Training with DAT/PCAT style questions </li></ul><ul><li>Review Notes and Flash Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Science Review </li></ul><ul><li>Math Verbal Review </li></ul><ul><li>Online Study Center </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Tests </li></ul><ul><li>Online and Live Content Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative Ability </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>PAT </li></ul><ul><li>Carving </li></ul>
  14. 14. Kaplan’s Higher Score Guarantee <ul><li>Readiness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you feel you’re not ready to take the PCAT/DAT, you can take our full course again for free. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Satisfaction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No matter how many points you improve, if you’re not satisfied with your overall score, you can take our full course again for free. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Money Back </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If for any reason you don’t score higher than your initial baseline score, you can study with us again for free or get your money back. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Questions? <ul><li>800.KAP.TEST </li></ul><ul><li>www.kaptest.com </li></ul><ul><li>Toronto Kaplan Center </li></ul><ul><li>416-967-4733 </li></ul>
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