x0jessmariex3

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Jul 23, 2015
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DAT Scores
BIO/GC/OC/PAT/RC/QR
19/23/20/25/17/21

Studied for about 8 weeks before the test (Mon-Fri) about 5-6 hours a day, although I took a few days off here and there. The materials I used were Chad's videos (mainly GC, OC, and QR), DAT Destroyer, Cliffs AP Bio Notes, and DAT BC!

I first used Chads videos to review all the material that would be covered in the chemistry's and math. I think they were very helpful to begin your studying. I also took notes on any topics that I struggled with even a little. I took the quizzes after each video to make sure I grasped that particular topic as well. After watching Chad's videos, I went through Destroyer once and got about 60% right of GC and Orgo, 50% Bio and 85% QR. I reviewed all the questions I got wrong. I then read through Cliff AP Bio, took NOTES on almost all the chapters, and took the end of chapter reviews as well. About a week before my exam I began taking One BC practice exam each day, and reviewing all the answers I got wrong and writing the explanations from BC down in a notebook. I really think BC is AMAZING especially for PAT never got more than a 20 on BC and scored 25 on the real DAT. There explanations are the best tool EVER! PAT on the real DAT felt so much easier, which was a real relief. I then reviewed my notebook of explanations on the answers I got wrong. Finally, I took the 2009 ADA to see how ready I felt to take the real DAT. The day before the exam I only read over my notes from Chad's Videos. Overall, I am pretty satisfied with my scores except my RC I am a little disappointed . I truly recommend Search and Destroy method for this section because I spent way too much time reading the first two passages, then I had to guess the last 8 questions. Most of the questions can be answered using Search and Destroy, I would say I only got about 3-5 tone questions out of the 50 on RC.

BC avgs
Bio-18 GC-20 OC-18 PA-18 RC-20 QR-20

2009 ADA test
Bio/GC/OC/PA/RC/QR
18/21/19/22/19/16
 

x0jessmariex3

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I don't think BC RC is similar to DAT I think it's actually harder than real DAT. The real DAT had a lot of factual questions than can easily be found in passage. Also I wasted a lot of time on first 2 passages that I had to guess practically half of the questions on the 3rd passage with the time I had left (45 sec)
 
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kkristenyyyyy

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Jun 15, 2014
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Hai!

To practice QR, did you use DAT destroyer's QR instead of Math Destroyer then? Or are you naturally good at math and didn't practice that much. Thanks! :)
 
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x0jessmariex3

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I just used the QR from destroyer but got most right the first time and didn't study much more for QR, except for DAT BC practice exams.

I do think Chads videos goes over most of the types of problems that you see in the QR section, so if there is certain areas where you struggle I suggest watching those.
 

kkristenyyyyy

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Jun 15, 2014
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I just used the QR from destroyer but got most right the first time and didn't study much more for QR, except for DAT BC practice exams.

I do think Chads videos goes over most of the types of problems that you see in the QR section, so if there is certain areas where you struggle I suggest watching those.
thank you! :)
 
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