Quite often, students say that they don’t feel ready for the DAT a few days before the DAT exam. In many cases, they’ve been studying for months, so how can it be that after all the time spent studying, they don’t feel prepared?
Keep in mind that it’s very unlikely that you’ll ever know 100% of the material covered in all the resources you study from.
It doesn’t matter what level you’re at, and no matter how much you prepare for the DAT, you will see a few questions on the DAT that are unfamiliar. It’s just the nature of the beast and it’s okay not to feel ready!
It may help to know that everybody else feels the same way you do – most students don’t feel completely ready for the DAT!
However, do get your bearings straight.
The DAT is not as difficult as you may think. Keep in mind that for most pre-dental students, the DAT is simply a review of what you have already learned in your undergraduate courses. In fact, for biology majors, the exams you encountered in class are more difficult than the biology questions on the DAT.
Just as an aside, you should study for at least 2 – 3 months for the DAT. Do as many DAT practice questions as you can. Plan out your DAT study schedule, set goals and keep your notes organized.