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Hey guys, I've always just read the forums but I told myself if I did ok on the test that I would post and let you know what helped me out. Thanks to all of you for the help! I just walked in knowing I studied hard and that I was going to do great! Positive thinking is key. I walked out feeling like I did my best, and that's all you can really ask of yourself.

I'll do a thorough breakdown tomorrow.

BIO 22
OC 21
GC 21
RC 22
QR 21
TS 21
AA 21
PAT 23

I am an georgia resident. I am 24 years old. I have a 3.75 BCP, 3.76 sGPA, 3.8 oGPA. I submitted two days ago.(I hope its not too late.) I applied to upenn, pacific, unlv, marquette, boston, nyu, temple, tufts, nova and mcg.

Mini Breakdown:
Bio- Not bad at all. I had seen everything at least once so I was comfortable. I thought I had a 30 but I suppose its not too bad. Cliffs AP was great. Kaplan wasn't enough.
GC- Basic calculation setups, simple concepts. One or two hard concepts. Destroyer was fine here. Nothing I hadn't seen.
OC- A few rxns, nothing too crazy. Had 1 IR and 1 HNMR. Both were easy if you memorized the basic kaplan charts. I thought destroyer was a little much here.
PAT- I just did Kaplan. I don't know I was scoring about the same on Kaplans tests.
RC- This was a lot easier than I had imagined. Just did search and destroy. I finished with about 6 minutes so I just took a mental break and cleaned my laminated paper.
QR- I know people freak out about this but I really didn't think the questions were hard, you just had to calculate fast. I did the math in the back of destroyer, kaplan tests, and CDM. I felt CDM best prepared me. The solutions suck but the question caliber was spot on and the timing must have helped me. I actually finished with 42 seconds left and I was excited.

I studied for about 1.5 months. I thought topscore was pretty spot on (I'll get my practice scores when I get off my laptop tomorrow). I would appreciate any feedback and/or school suggestions as in if I should just not pay the secondary fee because I have no shot. PM and I'll answer from my phone if I'm coherent tonight :smuggrin:! Thanks guys and study hard!!!
 

dennisDDS

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ahh i hate you! exactly what im shooting for..!


good job.. now go take a break.. :thumbup:
 
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orangutan777

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you have a great shot with all of those schools (penn i think would be the hardest to get into) those are great/consistent scores + your gpa is awesome. good luck with the rest of your app!
 

Murl

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Great scores man!

I have one QR question, how were you scoring on CDM? I have done 25 of their test and seem to be scoring around 22, didn't know how your scores compared?
 
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Basic Kaplan charts for IR and NMR??? I get IR, but NMR gets confusing. Any words of advice or ideas for me to better understand how to do NMR questions???
 

mashimlro

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emaxcad-

where did you take the exam?! if you took it at GSU, could you comment the test center's environment (provide earplug?, how many scratch papers given?, etc.)
 

miedvied

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You seem to have stolen my scores. You'd better give them back before my test date ;)

Really, great job. Very solid scores, with the sort of across-the-board strength you know every school loves to see.