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DAT done 8/9/11

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by Ozn, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Ozn

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    I just took my DAT this morning.

    PAT- 25
    QR- 22
    RC- 24
    BIO- 20
    OC- 19
    GC-21
    TS- 20
    AA-21

    I used the Kaplan blue book for the sciences and I thought was sufficient for this exam though the questions in bio were much more detailed than I was anticipating. I had at least 65% of bio marked and I wonder if the score were scaled down for BIO. I thought I got at least a 24 or 26 on GC and OC, very few questions that I was unsure of. So I am incredibly disappointed with these two sections.

    I used the Kaplan for QR. There were 2 questions I could'nt solve but I thought I did good on the rest but maybe not.

    For the PAT I thought it was really easy. There were 2 questions on keyholes? (the first section) that I was like wtf but other than that I thought it was very easy. The Kaplan blue book is really easy and I would say it isn't sufficient if you want to get a good score. I bought the 10 practice tests from crack the pat; the first 3 or 4 were really tough on that as I consistently got about 18-19 but after that I got about 20-21. I didn't have enough time to do the the last 4 tests. I strongly recommend using the Crack the DAT PAT, it helped me greatly; they are only practice tests and they don't give you a good strategy but it really helped me.

    I also bought Crack the DAT for RC. I thought the questions were less tricky then Crack the DAT but the passages were really long and it took forever for me to go through them. I had to rush for the last 7 questions or so, granted I am a slow reader but still seemed a bit tougher than Crack the DAT RC.

    Overall I am very disappointed about my test and I wonder if I should take it again. I have a 3.0 sGPA and 3.1 overall and my DAT might not be enough to compensate my GPAs. I know 21 is a good score but I was hoping for higher score and after I saw the scores I felt nauseous. Any advice?
     
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  3. Dusk

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    Good job, don't retake, you did very well.
    Maybe take some more classes/informal postbac and bump up the gpa.
     
  4. AllahIsGreater

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    nauseous? lol...ur dat is good dude. you have a chance to get in, just make sure you already applied and applied to alot. do u have lots of shadowing?
     
  5. Golfguy

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    I wouldn't re-take. You could improve on the sciences, but your RC stands out as fantastic. The filler section of QR brought up your AA. I would say take more classes and get A's in them for now.
     
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    yes def. not a retake. you destroyed that RC
     
  7. Ozn

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    I have about 100 hours. I applied to about 20 schools. I don't know, I was talking to some friends from school who are already in d-school and they suggested I retake but I don't want to go through studying for the test again :(.
     
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    I would not retake with 21AA. Your scores are well-balanced where every section is ~20. Don't feel discouraged. If anything, take more classes to boost your cumulative GPA like other people suggested.
     
  9. nondescriptive

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    Your scores are too high to risk a retake. You are already in the 93 % tile. I am confident you will definitely get some interviews.
     

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