What Should I Use To Study Biology?
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My name is Dr. Ari Rezaei. My team and I built Bootcamp.com to provide challenging prep material to get you ready to conquer your classes and exams. I graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

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    Key Takeaway

    All students should study the biology question banks and practice tests.

    If you have prefer reading, use the High-Yield Bio Notes. You should also use these as a quick reference throughout studying.

    If you're a visual learner, use the Bootcamp Bio Videos.

    Biology is one of the hardest subjects to study for on the DAT. There is such a vast amount of information to learn, and an endless number of concepts that can be tested.

    Fortunately, Bootcamp has several ways to study biology, depending on how you learn best. I’ll explain the differences so you can choose the study method that works best for you.

    Bootcamp High-Yield Bio Notes

    The Bootcamp High-Yield Bio Notes are designed to be ultra high-yield. We’ve cut out the work for you by creating concise, high-yield notes with all of the most important to know for the DAT.

    I recommend only using the High-Yield Bio Notes if you have a strong background in bio already, and don't need a lot of explaining of the concepts. You can just review these notes, and move on to the question banks and practice tests to fill out your DAT knowledge.

    Bookmark these Bio Notes and refer back to them throughout your studying.

    Bootcamp Biology Videos

    If you prefer to learn with videos and have things explained to you, I encourage you to use the Bootcamp Biology Videos instead of the notes.

    These videos are comprehensive and explain everything that can possibly be tested on the DAT in an easy to understand way. Students love using these videos to review biology, and then move on to the question banks and practice tests.

    Bootcamp Biology Videos
    Preview of the Bootcamp Biology Videos

    Bio Bites

    Some students prefer to learn by answering questions first, and then reading explanations. Active learning is one of the best methods to study, and Bio Bites will help you master all the information you need to know for biology. 

    I highly recommend using these to turn on active learning as you go through the biology chapters.

    Bootcamp Bio Bites
    Preview of the Bootcamp Bio Bites Question Bank

    Bootcamp Question Banks and Practice Tests

    These are the most important resources to study for every student. No matter which method you choose to review the content first, be sure you answer all the question banks and learn from all the DAT Bootcamp bio practice tests

    These questions are the most representative of what you'll actually see on the DAT and how the concepts will be tested. These are absolutely necessary to score high on the DAT biology section.

    Bootcamp Bio Practice Test
    Reviewing a Biology Practice Test

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