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Dat 6/05/08

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by wash123, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. wash123

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    I used Kaplan to prepare. I was getting 19 and 20 AA on the practice tests. I also was getting 21 and 20 in the QR during practice tests.

    My scores today were:

    PA: 22
    QR: 15
    RC: 20
    Bio: 21
    GC: 22
    OC: 21
    TS: 21
    AA: 20

    I really was pressed for time on the QR and obviously did poorly. Is a retake in store for me? I have a 3.7 GPA and 3.6 science.
     
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  3. jigabodo

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    Unfortunately for you, retake has sold out. ;)
     
  4. wash123

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    That's too bad. It seams to me that the QR is not as important. Is that true?
     
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  5. jigabodo

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    It's not too important indeed.

    Probably the least important section on DAT.
     
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    I really think you're fine, considering that the QR is probably the least important part of the DAT, and all your other scores are great, along with your GPA. Give yourself a pat on the back, you'll be fine. I'm currently taking the Kaplan course now. Any advice for me on how to study?
     
  7. wash123

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    I borrowed some MCAT review sheets for the science sections. That was helpful because it was something different. I also did all of the subject tests. I think that the more questions you are exposed to the better.
     
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    Cool. I have all the Kaplan stuff and the 3 TopScore practice tests. Hopefully if I can take all of the subject tests and full length exams each twice that should be enough practice.
     
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    Man were you really getting 20/21 in QR? What you think made you get that 15?
     
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    good work. your QR is a bit weak but i think you should be okay. but if you want to get into good schools maybe you should retake.
     
  11. wash123

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    I didn't study math very much, because I was doing so well. I didn't use my time well. I wasted too much time with the word problems rather than quickly moving through and answering all that were quickly solved. I was also tired for that last section. I am confident that I wouldn't ever do so poorly again on this section. I think I'm only going to retake if I don't here anything from schools about interviews before Sept. My application is in, so I'll see what happens.
     
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    What schools would you consider good? What schools would you recommend without the retake? Do you think "good schools" would overlook a poor score in QR and see the good science/reading/PAT and strong GPA? Thanks for your advice. I appreciate it.
     
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    Good Job! You will be fine! How long did you study for and did you just use Kaplan? No destroyer? How many hrs per day?
     
  14. wash123

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    I only used Kaplan for this first time. I think that the classroom sessions were okay. The main thing that it did for me was relieve my test anxiety. I studied 15 hours per week from Jan to May and then 2-5 hours per day after that until test day. I took some breaks to avoid burning myself out. Good luck to all who are taking the DAT soon!!!
     

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