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Dat 8/7/06 Done!!!

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by claydds, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. claydds

    claydds claydds
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    Finally got the beast done and it feels great to finally relax. I didnt get the 29s that every other poster seems to get, but I am satisfied.

    PA: 20 (88.2)
    AA: 20 (86.1)
    TS: 20 (86.9)
    BIO: 21 (93.5)
    GCH: 21 (88.3)
    OCH: 19 (73.5)
    RC: 20 (65.6)
    QR: 17 (65.6) :(

    Overall, I thought the real DAT was easier than the practice tests i took...it's really not that bad. To study, I went through the Kaplan Blue book front to back, then started taking practice tests on Wednesday and Friday mornings. I would then go through the tests and study any questions I got wrong. I only used Kaplan, Barrons for PAT, and my textbooks in Gen Chem, O chem, and Bio. I bought the Schaum's Bio, Gchem, and O chem, but never looked at it.

    TS1 BIO 21 (7/14/06)
    TS2 BIO 19 (7/26/06)
    TS3 BIO 19 (8/2/06)
    AC1 BIO 17 (7/19/06)
    AC2 BIO 16 (7/28/06)
    Kaplan CD 17 (6/28/06)
    ACTUAL: 21

    TS1 GCH 19 (7/14/06)
    TS2 GCH 17 (7/26/06)
    TS3 GCH 17 (8/2/06)
    AC1 GCH 23 (7/19/06)
    AC2 GCH 15 (7/28/06)
    Kaplan CD 20 (6/28/06)
    ACTUAL 21

    TS1 OCH 17 (7/14/06)
    TS2 OCH 19 (7/26/06)
    TS3 OCH 19 (8/2/06)
    AC1 OCH 18 (7/19/06)
    AC2 OCH 17 (7/28/06)
    Kaplan CD 18 (6/28/06)
    ACTUAL 19

    TS1 TS 19 (7/14/06)
    TS2 TS 19 (7/26/06)
    TS3 TS 19 (8/2/06)
    AC1 TS 19 (7/19/06)
    AC2 TS 16 (7/28/06)
    Kaplan CD 19 (6/28/06)
    ACTUAL 20

    TS1 RC 20 (7/14/06)
    TS2 RC 21 (7/26/06)
    TS3 RC 20 (8/2/06)
    AC1 RC 20 (7/19/06)
    AC2 RC 19 (7/28/06)
    Kaplan CD 20 (6/28/06)
    ACTUAL 20

    TS1 QR 16 (7/14/06)
    TS2 QR 16 (7/26/06)
    TS3 QR 19 (8/2/06)
    AC1 QR 18 (7/19/06)
    AC2 QR 16 (7/28/06)
    Kaplan CD 18 (6/28/06)
    ACTUAL 17

    TS1 AA 19 (7/14/06)
    TS2 AA 18 (7/26/06)
    TS3 AA 19 (8/2/06)
    AC1 AA 19 (7/19/06)
    AC2 AA 17 (7/28/06)
    Kaplan CD 19 (6/28/06)
    ACTUAL 20

    TS1 PAT 21 (7/14/06)
    TS2 PAT 22 (7/26/06)
    TS3 PAT 22 (8/2/06)
    AC1 PAT 16 (7/19/06)
    AC2 PAT 18 (7/28/06)
    Kaplan CD 21 (6/28/06)
    ACTUAL 20

    BIO: This section was very random and general. i wish I hadn't studied things in such detail. I spent probobly 4-5 hours memorizing things from respiration and photosynthesis and I got one very easy question on both of them. I had one pretty easy classification questions, and easy evolution, one about angiosperms/gymnosperms....I didnt think it was too bad.

    GCH: A little harder than I thought it was going to be I'm used to figuring out the value for an answer and their written out working of the problem kind of screwed me up. I would say that it is comparable to Top score without the very difficult calculation problems. Grading is also easier than Practice tests.

    OCH: Similar to Top score. I had one easy question about amino acids, carbohydrates, separation, and IR +NMR. Didnt think it was too bad, but there were a couple synthesis problems that screwed me up a little.

    RC: Very similar to the practice tests. There were more questions that asked what is the mood or if there was one more sentence at the end what would it be. But they were pretty easy. My topics were comets (easy) Brain imaging (middle) and neuroreceptors (hard)

    QR: I knew I was going to do worst on this section. I really hope my 17 doesnt affect my chances, but I have a 3.99 GPA, lots of extra-cirricular stuff, and pretty solid DAT scores on all, but this section. SO, hopefully they don't think I will be a terrible dentist because I cant do trig or rate problems....at least I tell myself that to make me feel better :smuggrin: The section was very similar to practice tests. Lots of the questions I had seen before. While taking it, i thought I was going to get a 15, so I was strangely happy with a 17.

    SO, to summarize, don't worry too much about it, if you've taken enough practice tests, the real thing will feel like just another day. It feels great to be done. I would have posted yesterday but I had a hangover from hell :smuggrin: If anyone has any questions...feel free to ask.
     
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  3. tom_servo_dds

    tom_servo_dds Senior Member
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    You did awesome! You should be very proud of these results. Best of luck to you and don't even sweat the QR. :thumbup:
     
  4. claydds

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    forgot....
    PAT: Very similar to top score.... Keyholes and Top-front end are like top score. Angles were difficult, but i didnt think they were near as bad as some have said. 14 of the paper folding were like top score, 1 was a b*tch similar to achiever. Cubes was normal...no surprises. Pattern folding: study the practice problems where a shape is constructed. I think I only had one of two where you had to determine which faces are near one another.
     
  5. issa

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    congrats,

    can you tell us what most of the bio questions were about?
     
  6. Now, these scores I believe! the 29's are bogus numbers. Undoubtedly posted by Dr. Romano, himself.
     
  7. claydds

    claydds claydds
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    Most of what I can remember was in my original post....the whole thing is kind of a blur....I had a genetics questions about which of the following can be the parents if X and Y were offspring for a dihibrid cross. I would say don't waste too much time studying details of classification, ecology, or evolution...I think all my questions were covered in Kaplan's blue book. I had one circulatory questions...but no other anatomy/physiology.
     
  8. NDdental

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    I disagree with you saying Achiever PAT is a waste of time. I had an exact folding pattern from an Achiever test on the actual DAT. Also, the paper folding on Acheiver prepares you for those really hard ones on the actual DAT. (just my opinion)
     
  9. claydds

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    Yeah, maybe it wasnt a waste of time...I'll retract that. you're applying to a lot of the same schools as me...where you doing your undergrad?
     
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    CONGRATS! I have similar practice scores as you so I hope I can get similar scores this friday.

    I think the same thing (as someone said above) about all these 99 percentile scores...some people must be lying. Either that or SDN is really made up of the smartest dental students. Who knows.

    Btw did you get any similar/exact questions from Achiever or Topscore?

    Thanks.
     
  11. claydds

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    I got the sea urchin question and the one where you have to figure out the number of T given the number of C....thats all I can remember though
     
  12. afrosheen

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    i like the way you broke this down. thanks for the info
     
  13. midwestboy

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    congrats to you...i think qr is difficult for most
     
  14. Nice scores. You and I got the same scores in QR and RC but my percentiles are higher by about 10%. A 20 in RC is a very solid score and it translating to a 65% is ridiculous but at least the adcoms won't see it.
     
  15. RockstarDMD

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    congrats great scores!
     

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