you rewrote the DAT after getting a solid score of 20s?
wow that's determined
im so nervous about my scores..
I hope I did well on carving this time
my parents MADE me sign up for them before i had any interview offers, they wanted to make sure that I kept my options open in case things didnt work out in the US schools. i REALLY didnt want to write them again. and i didnt find it to be any easy one this year, especially for the carving!
hey fellow canadians,
I am waiting for my nov dat score too, but I am not very optimistic about my carving score. I just got a mail from case saying I need to send them nov dat
do you know if us schools look at carving?
What up y'all?
Just out of curiosity... how did you guys find the Nov DAT? Did anyone find it particularly easy or hard? I found PAT and RC to be easy, Chem fair, and bio really difficult. I thought the carving diagram was fair but it ended up being a little difficult because I the soap they gave us was harder than normal for some reason and I had to apply more force during the carving. As a result, I had to go really slow to make sure that I didn't chip anything and time became a factor.
I'm also curious as to how the difficulty of a particular test can affect one's scores given that the one's scores on the Canadian DAT are based on a comparison with the average scores of the entire test taker pool. Ie. If the test is relatively easy and many ppl score high, does this make it difficult to achieve high scores? Because to score well on the Canadian DAT, you essentially need to separate yourself from the majority of test takers, yes?
I find myself more at ease with the way the American DAT is scored as I knew that as long as I'm able to get a certain number of questions correct, I'll score well regardless of how other ppl are scoring.
I'm probably just overthinking things but does anyone have any ideas?
Good luck to all those that are waiting!
yea, RC was by far the easiest out of all the DATs I took But isn't cDAT curved also? if not I am doomed for bio
yeah, that's what I'm sayin'... the Canadian DAT is curved. So if it's a relatively easy test, it might be hard to score high. But, like most ppl are sayin', the bio section was hard so you shouldn't worry too much for that section as long as you didn't bomb it.
So how many time did u take the DAT? Do you think the test is getting progressively more difficult?
Another situation that I've always wondered about that is unique for us Canucks has to do with the limit of three DAT tries that is enforced by most, if not all, US schools. Does taking the Canadian DAT count as a try? Hypothetically, can you still take the US DAT three times even after taking the Canadian DAT a few times? I was fortunate enough to score well on my first US attempt but I have friends who took the DAT and didn't score so hot and will likely re-take.