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DAT Breakdown 04/12/14

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by tcufrof824, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. tcufrof824

    tcufrof824 2+ Year Member

    Dec 15, 2013
    Hi everyone,
    Took the DAT today and thought I would provide a breakdown.
    AA: 26
    TS: 26
    OC: 29
    GC: 24
    Bio: 26
    RC: 28
    QR: 22
    PAT: 22

    Materials used:
    Chad's General Chemistry Videos
    DAT Destroyer and Math Destroyer 2014
    Cliff's Biology
    Ferali's Notes
    DAT Bootcamp
    Crack DAT PAT
    Kaplan Blue Book (Barely)
    2007/2009 ADA exams

    I'm a junior and I'll be applying this cycle. I started studying over Christmas break with just reading Cliff's and KBB every day to learn what was going to be on the DAT.

    I read the Cliff's originally over winter break, and then re read chapters on plants and immune system plus all of Ferali's notes to reinforce the couple days before. The 8 weeks before today, I would do about 40 Biology questions every other day until I finished all 500+. At first, Destroyer was very difficult but if you review the solutions carefully, you will learn almost everything. On the actual exam there were questions that seemed directly from Destroyer.
    One done with Destroyer, I dove into the Bootcamp practice tests. Bootcamp is very representative of what the test will be like. My average score was probably around 23-24 on each of the 5 bootcamp biology tests.

    First watched Chad's videos and did the quizzes after every lecture. Finished the videos about two months before today and then focused on Destroyer and Bootcamp problems. My average on bootcamp exams were around 22-23. On the actual exam, there were more conceptual questions than calculations.

    Didn't buy Chad's videos because I felt good from my organic classes from sophomore year. Dove right into destroyer questions. The reactions on destroyer were way more in depth than anything I saw on the exam, but definitely worth it to get a complete understanding. Used Bootcamp tests to practice and averaged 24-25.

    On the actual exam, the keyhole problems were more difficult than anything I had seen before. I probably marked half of the keyholes. Everything else was similar to CDP and bootcamp questions.

    I've always felt confident in my reading comprehension so I didn't prepare much for this section. Completed a few bootcamp exams in addition to the 2007 and 2009 tests.

    Was a bit surprised this score. I thought I had gotten a much easier math section than what I was used to with Bootcamp and Destroyer tests. No ellipse or circle questions, a couple tough trig identity questions.

    Other notes:
    The 2007 and 2009 tests were very representative of the actual exam, with PAT being harder on the actual exam.
    sGPA: 3.76
    oGPA: 3.81

    I would recommend all the materials I used, minus KBB. I only used it as a brief intro into all the different sections.
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  3. customx

    customx 7+ Year Member

    Oct 20, 2009
    OMG, what is with people in the past couple of weeks absolutely destroying the DAT? Great job!
    raptor93, ToBeDDSS and BIYANT like this.
  4. Dotoday

    Dotoday 7+ Year Member

    May 27, 2007
    Very solid scores. Congratulations.
  5. hongbinbaneben

    hongbinbaneben 2+ Year Member

    Mar 16, 2013
    Stellar scores. Wow. Congratulations, the writers of the test should bow down to you.
  6. Sharon914

    Sharon914 2+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2013
    Wonderful! Now you have some time to relax ;)
  7. DogeDDS

    DogeDDS Wow 2+ Year Member

    Mar 8, 2014
    Nice score!!! 26 is ridiculous. Congrats, you should be proud.
  8. Ari Rezaei

    Ari Rezaei Senior Member Lifetime Donor Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

    Mar 14, 2012
    New York, NY
    Absolutely incredible scores, congratulations!
  9. manifesto

    manifesto 2+ Year Member

    Jan 10, 2014
    Wow seems like scores are just getting higher and higher. Congratulations!
  10. ToBeDDSS

    ToBeDDSS 2+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Very solid score !!!!
  11. soydentista


    Aug 26, 2013
    NeW YoRk CitY
  12. BabyShades

    BabyShades 2+ Year Member

    Feb 22, 2014
    Congrats! What schools are you planning to apply to?
  13. biomolecmed

    biomolecmed 2+ Year Member

    Apr 7, 2012
    Nicely done. Great job.
  14. tcufrof824

    tcufrof824 2+ Year Member

    Dec 15, 2013
    I'm a Nebraska resident, but go to school in Texas. I'd love to stay in Texas, so I studied a ton for DAT so I could increase my chances as an OOS student. I'll also apply to Nebraska and Creighton. Now that I'm done the DAT, I'm going to do some more research and talk to friends and family to pick out some other schools to apply to.
  15. BabyShades

    BabyShades 2+ Year Member

    Feb 22, 2014
    Oh nice! You have a really good shot in getting into a Texas school. I am also applying to Texas.
  16. Glimmer1991

    Glimmer1991 5+ Year Member

    May 5, 2012
    WHOA! Welcome to the breakdown list. :thumbup:
  17. SmileDesignersDDS


    Mar 22, 2014
    Wow sick scores. Did the destroyer and cliffs do the trick? I keep hearing those names and I myself am using those products. It's sometimes easy to get overwhelmed by all the products on the market!
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  18. tcufrof824

    tcufrof824 2+ Year Member

    Dec 15, 2013
    Cliff's, Destroyer, and Feralis were great for Biology. There weren't any questions that I wasn't familiar with on the exam cause of those products. Also would recommend Bootcamp for actual practice tests because Bootcamp's wording of the questions is very similar to the real DAT.
  19. JHekmati


    Jun 24, 2014
    Congrats! beautiful scores!

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