Originally Posted by Kahr
It's very difficult to say, especially given the fact that most people take the DAT having studied things in addition to the DAT Destroyer and have varied academic backgrounds.
Destroyer will probably set you up well for Gen Chem, and pretty well for Orgo (I supplemented heavily with Chad). For bio you absolutely need to utilize other resources.
well i took Romano's/Orgoman's class and watched all of Chad's Orgo videos once so i built a foundation that way and today i just finished my first run through the destroyer...gonna review information and ones i had trouble with over the next 5 or so days and then try to finish the Destroyer again in 6 days (first time was 8 days). now being that i have the foundation built and can just drill at these problems hopefully over and over again, is it enough to just focus on the problems in the Destroyer now? basically, does it miss anything? any type of problems that have shown up on the DAT that weren't covered (esp with chem since the way the question is worded really gets me sometimes) or miss any orgo rxns etc?
Also, does Chad's GC videos help with decoding wording of questions at all? I see a question and I'm often just totally lost on where to start. I see the first step and then boom im good...that first step wont be there for me on the test though lol
As for bio, Ive read and took notes on KBB and Cliffs. I'm gunna go over them each maybe once now and thoroughly over Alan's Notes and Destroyer which I hope will give me the broad and specific details, respectively
Originally Posted by clubwestpua
So even after understanding and memorizing every information in Destroyer Bio, many cannot even score 20 on DAT bio??
this is kinda what I was wondering for Bio as well...if Destroyer Bio is at least good for a 20 range
Originally Posted by dymm
OP, if you understand the gc/oc of destroyer well, and can score well on timed tests like topscore, etc.. you will most likely do well on the real thing.
, Destroyer-Bio is very specific on some topics/questions and memorizing every single fact might not help if those same facts aren't tested on the DAT. I focused on the topics that are posted up by the ADA website, and tried to use multiple resources to learn and test myself on those topics.
On the side note, I felt like I knew the answers to some questions on the real DAT solely due to that fact that I am a bio major. Just amazing how a lab (that I once thought was quite boring while doing it years ago) could come back to help you on a DAT bio question. Even then I only scored a 23 for bio... which I am not really satisfied with personally....... sorry I will go cry elsewhere
im doing topscore in about 2 weeks so hopefully i can get over the time factor...i figure the better i know and more i practice, the faster ill know it and faster ill answer ...i havent timed myself yet as im just finishing destroyer completely today...but soon timing will be coming on Kaplan practice tests, the ADA 07 and 09 prac tests and TopScore, as well as Crack PAT, Crack Reading and Math Destroyer.
23 Bio I'd be ecstatic with lol..everyone always saying its so random is scaring me into thinking im gunna get stuff ive never heard of or something....ive seen multiple people say to focus on the broader overview and understanding of the topics (like u just said) which is why im gunna go heavy on Alan's Notes, combined with Destroyer for the more nit-picky stuff