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Hello everyone,

I just wanted to say that I am F R E A K I N G out over the DAT.
I have a 3.8 GPA, over 500+ hours of volunteer work in dental/underserved work, attended an AMAZING dental mission trip, and have great letters of recommendation. The only thing left in the game is the DAT. I honestly do not know what to except, I've been studying for about 4 months now, here and there. I know the material, have made flashcards for each section in detail. When I do practice tests, I do alright, but the QR section I struggle a bit. I'm obviously not shooting for a low score, but knowing that I have tried and knowing that I have studied and understand the material, can I at least get an 18 on the DAT? I am aiming for 20/21AA.

Tell me your thoughts

Thanks :nailbiting:
 

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Look at what you've achieved..You are doing GREAT! Good luck on your test :cat:
 

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Hello everyone,

I just wanted to say that I am F R E A K I N G out over the DAT.
I have a 3.8 GPA, over 500+ hours of volunteer work in dental/underserved work, attended an AMAZING dental mission trip, and have great letters of recommendation. The only thing left in the game is the DAT. I honestly do not know what to except, I've been studying for about 4 months now, here and there. I know the material, have made flashcards for each section in detail. When I do practice tests, I do alright, but the QR section I struggle a bit. I'm obviously not shooting for a low score, but knowing that I have tried and knowing that I have studied and understand the material, can I at least get an 18 on the DAT? I am aiming for 20/21AA.

Tell me your thoughts

Thanks :nailbiting:

I took my DAT earlier today and got a 21 AA 24 PAT. I have a 17 hr semester and three exams in the last two weeks, plus midterms next week. I studied for around a month using destroyer and bootcamp, all while studying for my other school stuff. You seem to be putting in the effort, so I think you should be good, calm down and don't overstress yourself!

Btw bootcamp and destroyer are both harder than the actual test in my opinion, so learn alot of simple concepts as well as all the more specific and detailed facts, otherwise you'll miss easy questions.
 
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I took my DAT earlier today and got a 21 AA 24 PAT. I have a 17 hr semester and three exams in the last two weeks, plus midterms next week. I studied for around a month using destroyer and bootcamp, all while studying for my other school stuff. You seem to be putting in the effort, so I think you should be good, calm down and don't overstress yourself!

Btw bootcamp and destroyer are both harder than the actual test in my opinion, so learn alot of simple concepts as well as all the more specific and detailed facts, otherwise you'll miss easy questions.

Those are amazing scores!!!! CONGRATS :)

Ahhhh I am just really nervous. I stopped studying destroyer because I feel like it's too hard...especially for the BIO section. How difficult was the math section?
 

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Those are amazing scores!!!! CONGRATS :)

Ahhhh I am just really nervous. I stopped studying destroyer because I feel like it's too hard...especially for the BIO section. How difficult was the math section?
Don't stop studying Destroyer... E V E R.

Don't bomb the DAT either, or your 500+ hours and AMAZING dental trip may go unnoticed.
 
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Honestly getting a 21 AA is very doable as long as you keep studying! My dat is in two weeks so I know how you feel!!
 

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Those are amazing scores!!!! CONGRATS :)

Ahhhh I am just really nervous. I stopped studying destroyer because I feel like it's too hard...especially for the BIO section. How difficult was the math section?

Thanks! The math section was probably the biggest step down I'm difficulty, as long as you go through a lot of the DAT destroyer and the bootcamp tests you're fine. I am not exaggerating at all when I say I studied the QR section for 2 days.

Bio is the one you have to constantly be working on full time, I made a note card for every thing I missed and tried to fit it in whenever possible.

I'm in ochem 2 now and I think I'm a pretty good ochem student. I was getting handled by the destroyer. So I stopped using it and just trusted my knowledge, it paid off but probably not something you want to hear.

Gen Chem the destroyer helped a lot as well as bootcamp for getting a feel of it. I think speed is important. I knew I wanted to check my bio section so I knew time was important. I finished with 20 minutes to spare and spent that time redoing bio, unfortunately j think I actually changed some correct answers... But oh well.

Good luck!!
 

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Don't freak out, it will only make things worse. Go in confident and know that your hard work will pay off.
 
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You're not allowed to freak out 3+ weeks before your DAT haha. I think I spent <25 days studying all together. You'll be fine. Make sure you do DAT destroyer and DAT bootcamp. All you really need imo.
 
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You got this! Don't freak yourself out.

Good luck.
 
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