Originally Posted by clubwestpua
So even after understanding and memorizing every information in Destroyer Bio, many cannot even score 20 on DAT bio??
I never said you couldn't score a 20 with Destroyer Bio. The point is, Destroyer is very specific, it basically just contains a large number of random-ish questions, some may seem normal, some extremely esoteric. On the actual DAT I felt Destroyer helped me answer maybe 1-3 questions in the bio section. But as I also said, it's impossible to gauge what Destroyer provides if that's all you studied for the bio section, as no one has done this to my knowledge (not to mention what you might remember from biology courses).
Spend your time studying biology guides, Barron's AP bio, Cliffs, and your textbook. If you've got time, go through the bio questions in Destroyer (I basically took all the questions and made Anki flash cards with them, just for added quick review).
Originally Posted by Member 8586
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?
I don't think it misses anything, nor do I think you need much else since you've already built a very strong foundation. Something to note, the orgo on Destroyer is over kill for the actual DAT, the actual DAT is very simple, lots of questions testing you on the fundamentals, much less about mechanisms and specific reactions. Like: which of these is most acidic/basic, which one of these has the most acidic hydrogen, how many sigma and pi bonds in this molecule, etc. Honestly, it sounds like you're ready to rock the DAT. (I felt seriously gypped on this section in the real DAT, I remember cursing myself for going over reactions and mechanisms so much, 22)
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
Chad's videos are helpful for the actual DAT. Destroyer is much much more difficult to be honest, and even after Chad's I was having trouble with it. Unfortunately it'd been years since I took Gen Chem, so it was my weakest science (21 on DAT).
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
this is kinda what I was wondering for Bio as well...if Destroyer Bio is at least good for a 20 range
Seriously, utilize other resources. I scored a 23 in Bio as well, and I was a History major. I used Barron's AP bio mostly, but also Campbell's bio (textbook), KBB, Cliffs, Destroyer, and SDN. Bio is the broadest, most information dense section on the DAT, you cannot rely on one resource, unless of course you feel highly confident of what you already know/remember from your bio courses in college.