DAT Bootcamp's General Chemistry Anki Deck

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023
This Anki deck is based off of Dr. Mike's General Chemistry Review Videos. Download the deck to drill GC concepts.
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DAT Bootcamp's Organic Chemistry Anki Deck

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023
This Anki deck is based off of Dr. Mike's Organic Chemistry Review Videos. Download the deck to drill OC concepts.
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[2022] OAT Bootcamp Content Updates

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Check out the latest updates we've made at OAT Bootcamp.
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How to Use the Tagging System on Bootcamp

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Bootcamp.com uses a unique tagging system where you rate how well you understand a question during review. Learn how to use it to its full potential.
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Must Know Genetic Technologies for the DAT

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Genetics makes up a large portion of the biology section on the DAT. Here is a list of genetic technologies you should definitely know for the DAT.
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DAT Bootcamp Biology Anki Decks

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Many students are using Anki as a replacement for traditional flashcards. Anki utilizes spaced repetition to encourage more frequent active recall, helping cement information.
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General Chemistry Lab Techniques Cheatsheet

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Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Gen Chem lab can be a confusing place. This post will explain the basic techniques, equipment, and safety information you need to know.
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How to Tackle Physics on the OAT

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Having trouble approaching the physics portion of the OAT? This guide serves as a how-to to ensure that you are maximizing the most of the resources available here at Bootcamp.
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Chromosome and Chromatid Numbers during Mitosis and Meiosis

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
A topic in biology that many students find challenging (and is known to appear on the DAT) is the number of chromosomes and chromatids present during the various stages of meiosis and mitosis in eukaryotes.
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What Should I Use To Study Biology?

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Thursday, February 2, 2023
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.
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A Complete Video Lesson Plan for OAT Physics

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023
To begin your content review, here is a concise list of Chad’s video lessons to watch that comprehensively covers all of the 2022 OAT Physics topics!
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2022 DAT Biology Test Updates

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
DAT Bootcamp has been updated for the 2022 DAT Bio changes. We’ve done the research for you to find the highest-yield information on the new topics and what comes up most often in the DAT exams.
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Pomodoro Technique - The Secret to Beating Procrastination

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Here are some practical tips to beat procrastination, something that I can be too familiar with at times.
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What should I do after getting a low score on my first practice test?

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Friday, June 2, 2023
You completed your first practice test and didn’t score what you were hoping to. Feeling a bit discouraged? That's OK! Here's what to do next.
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“There’s just so much Bio material! How do I get through it all?”

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Friday, May 5, 2023
One of the most frequently asked questions we get at Bootcamp is how to better prepare for the Biology Section. Here are some tips that can help you get the most out of your study.
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OAT Bootcamp Coupon, Promo Codes & Discounts

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
If you’re a member of a pre-optometry club or society, check with one of your officers to see if you have a discount already set up for your school.
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Where Do I Register to Take the OAT?

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Be sure to follow the steps exactly as specified on the ADA’s website when you register for OAT.
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Are Certain OAT Test Dates Better Than Others?

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
OAT test dates are offered year-round through the Prometric test centers, but I recommend registering early – seats tend to fill up quickly and it’s common for the next available seat to be up to 2 months away!
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How Long is the OAT Test?

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Friday, March 24, 2023
The OAT consists of 4 sections: Survey of Natural Sciences, Perceptual Ability, Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Reasoning. The test will take you just about 5 hours to complete.
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What's a good OAT score?

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Friday, June 2, 2023
The average AA for acceptance across all optometry schools is approximately a 320. You can get accepted with a lower OAT score depending on the strength of your application and where you apply.
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How is the OAT scored?

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Each subject is scored on a standardized scale from 200 to 400 points. A score of 300 equates to the 50th percentile in that section. A good OAT score for acceptance is around 320.
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QR Formulas Cheat Sheet

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Thursday, March 23, 2023
Here is a comprehensive list of definitions to start off your Quantitative Reasoning studies.
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Boost Your QR Score by Correctly Using the “Mark” Feature

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Thursday, March 23, 2023
There are 40 questions in the quantitative reasoning section of the DAT, all with varying difficulty. You will most likely react to each question in one of three ways.
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Organic Chemistry Lab Techniques

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Below is a cheat sheet you can use to study organic chemistry lab techniques tested on the DAT.
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DAT Organic Chemistry Reaction Cheat Sheet

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Tuesday, May 9, 2023
A major part of the DAT organic chemistry section is knowing your reactions. I have constructed the following reaction sheet to expose you to every reaction that could possibly show up on the DAT.
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How to Easily Distinguish Ortho, Meta, and Para Directors in EAS Reactions

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Now we need to focus on benzene substituents and how they affect the location of subsequent additions. Here’s a list of the ones you would most likely see.
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Six EAS Reactions You Should Know for the DAT

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
In an Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution (EAS) reaction, the benzene ring acts as a nucleophile that attacks an electrophile. The reaction mechanism below outlines the flow of electrons that occurs during all EAS reactions.
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Do I Need to Know Mechanisms for DAT Organic Chemistry?

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
One of the toughest parts of organic chemistry is understanding the mechanisms behind reactions. Immediately, many pre-dental students want to know if they have to go through the same torture as they did in their college organic chemistry classes to memorize these complex reactions.
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General Chemistry Equation Sheet

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Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Here is a list of formulas you need to know for DAT General Chemistry. However, remember that you have to memorize these formulas and this cheat sheet will not be available on the real DAT.
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Intermolecular Forces Explained

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Here’s a general chemistry concept that frequently appears on the DAT. We’re talking about intermolecular forces, not to be confused with intRAmolecular forces, which bind the atoms within a single particle (i.e. covalent bonds, metallic bonds, ionic bonds).
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Common Ions You Need to Know

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
The DAT general chemistry section expects you to be fluent in chemical compounds. For example, do you know the formula for chromate?
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Vicviper Reading Comprehension Strategy

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Thursday, April 6, 2023
This is a popular method a pre-dental student used to score a 30 on the RC section of the DAT. It is a version of the search and destroy method.
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Search & Destroy Guide for DAT Reading Comprehension

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Thursday, April 6, 2023
Search and Destroy (or S&D) is a method used on the reading comprehension section of the DAT. In brief, the method is to skip reading the passage and to just go straight to the questions.
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Important Words to Recognize on the DAT and OAT Reading Section

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Often times on DAT and OAT reading passages, certain words and phrases will be used to convey the structure of the passage.
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Digestive Enzymes – An Overview

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Digestive enzymes is a topic frequently tested on the Biology section of the DAT and OAT. Knowing the function of key enzymes, where they are produced, and how they are regulated will translate to easy points come test day.
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Biology Mnemonics To Know For the DAT and OAT

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Friday, May 5, 2023
Mnemonics are a great tool to memorizing large amounts of information quickly. Here are a couple I used to answer some questions on the DAT and OAT.
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