DAT Study Motivation!

Hey! How’s studying for the DAT going? Great? Just all right? Let’s take a minute to talk about motivation. The Dental Admissions Test is no easy feat and the many (necessary) hours preparing for it can be grueling. The feeling of burning out is a common occurrence for many and can really throw you off track of your path to DAT domination. The ole saying rings true: if you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail. Plus Gandalf shall not let you pass! (In this case, he’s the czar of the DAT exams because why not?)

shall not pass

Here are a few tips for motivation and keeping yourself on track:

Stop & Take a Practice Test: If you’re in the middle of a studying block and suddenly hit a brick wall: Take full timed practice test. Your score just might give you the kick in the rear to knock you back into focus. With DAT Cracker you’ll even pin point exact weak spots in your preparation thus far.

Change it up: A swift change in the subject you’re studying or change in normal study location can revive your spirits and give you boost in motivation! But don’t change too often be sure you’re sticking to the 50/10 rule…

Be strict with yourself: The 50/10 rule of studying really does work! That’s 50minutes of straight focus studying then a 10minute break to refresh your brain! Do it. Discipline. “There are no short cuts to any place worth going.”

Turn off everything: Echoing the last tip, be hard on yourself and put all things you don’t need to study away, really. It may seem harmless to leave open Facebook open in a tab or have your phone lying there beside you but come test time these things won’t be there. You want to your studying environment to emulate that of the test day. So put away all distractions and save them for your breaks!

Now get out there and get to it! Study study study and practice practice practice (3Xs for emphasis). What are you waiting for? Gandalf will not be pleased! Fly Study you fools!”

Prepping for the DAT!

Summer is here and it’s a great time to get your DENTPIN® and started preparing for the DAT! The Dental Admission Test has been around since 1950, is specialized for programs to assess your readiness for dental school, and it is not to be underestimated. The DAT is really like four tests on Natural Sciences, Perceptual Ability, Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Reasoning and takes about five hours to complete. This is a monster marathon and you need to be prepared and practiced! When test day arrives, it basically comes down to which Stark you want to be: Tony Stark aka Iron Man aka the badass that walks away from the explosion without looking OR Jon Snow aka the Stark bastard from Game of Thrones aka the guy that knows nothing.

Stark Option One: Tony Stark

Stark Option One: Tony Stark

Stark Option Two: Jon Snow

Stark Option Two: Jon Snow

But first thing’s first, you’ll need to read the American Dental Association’s Guide to the DAT here and then get your DENTPIN® here. Before you can even apply to take the test you need to do both these things. The guide is a great overview of the test itself and your DENTPIN® will be your unique personal identifier in the U.S. dental education system. Do it.

Now let’s get down to business…to defeat the Huns? No. The DAT. So what do you really need to prepare for the big test? Maybe one of those giant books or some expensive software? Nah. DAT Cracker has you covered and is the smart and affordable way to prepare for the DAT! The practice tests on DAT Cracker are designed to look and feel like the real DAT and are made to match the difficulty level. There are full score reports so you can pin point your weaknesses and there are clear explanations to each question. Plus there’s support 24/7/365 to help you all along the way. Log on now to take a few practice freebie tests and see for yourself. P.S. you can unlock all the practice exams right now for $39 instead the regular $99. Do it.

The Dental Admission Test is a daunting undertaking but with the right preparation you can still enjoy summer and be ready for the DAT. So read the guide, get your DENTPIN® and log on to DATCRACKER.com ASAP because when test day comes, you’re definitely going to need the confidence of Tony Stark not Jon Snow.

Lesson Learned: Be Iron Man.

Lesson Learned: Be Iron Man.