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Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by finwon, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. finwon

    finwon 2+ Year Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    What does Adcom you guys talking about do?
    Why does it matter if Adcom knows the exam is harder or not?
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  3. DailyDrivenTJ

    DailyDrivenTJ 2+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2007
    adcom = admission committee?

    It would mean a lot if reapplicant's new score does not improve or if a new applicant is compared to an old applicant with older higher DAT scores who could be performing at the same level as the new applicant on the new exam.

    Now this is assuming if the DAT indeed has gotten harder. As much as I would love to believe and hear that it has gotten harder because that makes my scores relatively stronger. However, I still think it is still too soon to conclude it is harder than last cycle. Just wait and see till the end of the summer and see the trends.
  4. Lonely Sol

    Lonely Sol cowgoesmoo fan! 10+ Year Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    That is true!! I havent seen very many high scores yet like last year when it seemed like they were giving out 23's for free!! Maybe it has gotten harder, we'll find out soon!!
  5. sickeye29

    sickeye29 New Member 2+ Year Member

    Jul 20, 2006
    Los Angeles
    god i really hope its true
  6. lilchinoboy03

    lilchinoboy03 2+ Year Member

    Jul 26, 2006
    those that earned their 22+ worked hard for it and deserved it. to say they were given it for free discredits all the efforts they went through to get those great scores.

    im not sure if you can necessarily say the test is getting harder. it might be more appropriate to say that the test questions may have gone beyond the scope of the usual preparation materials used. that's why people mean it when they say to use anything and everything! QR can be hard, RC can be hard, even chem and o. chem could be hard, but from what i've read, it's bio people are talking about. bio is just memorizing your stuff. anything and everything. you can't rely on one source like kaplan blue book or something. i think a lot of people think they can pick up one book and prepare for bio, but that's not the case. we've supposed to be learning all this stuff from our science courses throughout the years, and whatever we haven't, you should go over in review books and text books. thats my 2 cents.
  7. dentstd

    dentstd Fena Gonzales 2+ Year Member

    Oct 14, 2006
    If the test's gotten harder at all, it's only in one section. Bio. One section doesn't warrant a drop in score from 23/24 to 19/20. Lots of the recent score posts havn't done well in QR or RC.

    The 23's and 24's posted last cycle were posted in late July through early September. Those guys studied through that late in the game, so they did well. The scores posted in March/April of last year were't that hot either. The test hasn't gotten harder, but people are rushing too much to get everything done.
  8. DDSY

    DDSY Bright Lights at Night 7+ Year Member

    Sep 1, 2006
    United States
    Yep. Also understand that there are tons more people who have completed that DAT by August. The most motivated ones usually post on SDN and you'll frequent them more at that time of the application process.

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