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Hi everyone,

I just did the first 4 bootcamp exams (scores below) (doing the 5th in 1-2 days) and I'm feeling a bit nervous considering how wildly my scores are varying. I'm especially worried about the PAT, I'm really finding it really difficult to do well on it. I did the first 4 BC PAT exams as practice and scored between 17-19 on them, so I did PAT test #5, 6, 7 and 8 for these 4 practice exams. From what I heard BC's PAT is pretty spot on if not a little harder. Any advice on what I should do? I'm thinking of just doing nothing but PAT tomorrow to try and improve before I run through all 10 of BCs tests a second time while I wrap things up for the exam by reviewing my summarized notes and doing the 2007 + 2009 tests. Any help would be awesome, thanks!

BIO/GC/OC/PAT/RC/QR

Test 1: 26/21/19/19/20/24
Test 2: 23/23/21/18/19/20
Test 3: 22/26/19/19/23/21
Test 4: 18/19/21/17/25/20
 

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Those are good scores. Keep on working hard, and don't get caught up on bootcamp scores of other people. I took my DAT today and my Bootcamp scores were way off haha
 

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Those are good scores. Keep on working hard, and don't get caught up on bootcamp scores of other people. I took my DAT today and my Bootcamp scores were way off haha
How'd it go?!
 

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How'd it go?!
It went well! I say don't trust bootcamp scores at all. I scored lowest on my sections that I did best on in bootcamp and highest in sections I did worst on. The test can be incredibly "random" and I mean that in the sense that things were covered that I did not even see in destroyer or bc. Sometimes answers felt ambiguous (whereas most people say process of elimination is easier on DAT than bootcamp/practice). Go in confident, and don't worry if you feel bad after a hard section. You will surprise yourself (biggest cliche on dat discussions but true). Also, PAT is as hard as bootcamp (on my section it was).
 

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I'm glad it went well!! Man just sit back and relax unless you have secondaries. That's not good to hear with the PAT. Been scoring avg 19....lol. After bootcamp GC avg of 20 I panicked and am doing another round of destroyer GC. Got 1.5 week left!!
 
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I'm glad it went well!! Man just sit back and relax unless you have secondaries. That's not good to hear with the PAT. Been scoring avg 19....lol. After bootcamp GC avg of 20 I panicked and am doing another round of destroyer GC. Got 1.5 week left!!
Yep make sure to review chad notes and any holes in your knowledge on those. He does cover a lot of important facts.
 
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