DAT in less than 2 days and ACHIEVER totally ruined my week...

2ne1

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DAT very soon, but don't feel like taking it. I am just SO stressed after taking all these practice tests and seeing bad scores.. UGH I am so discouraged... I try not to think about my practice test scores but now "RETAKE" is just in my head and it's baaaaaaad.

my practice scores:

B GC OC PAT RC QR
TS1 21 19 16 23 21 19
TS2 19 19 19 22 21 22
TS3 18 20 23 23 20 26

A1 19 18 17 n/a n/a 29
A2 17 16 17 18 17 18
A3 around 18 n/a n/a 19?

Kaplan CD TS: 18 haven't done other sections..

ADA sample test 2009(booklet) TS:20-21, PAT 22.. RC: 21 QR:hungover:idn't finish.


Ever since my second achiever test, I am so discouraged and just got sick of doing practice tests..I really wanted to well on DAT so seeing science scores not even hitting 20, it's really killing me.
I know that I need to get over all this negative feelings but UGHHH I am having a hard time!
:scared::scared::scared::scared::scared:


I just want to relax and finish strong..:luck:
 

MrBeans

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You'll do great. Many have said that the Achiever tests are much harder than the real DAT.

As a matter of fact, I just finished taking an un-timed Achiever Test 1 Sciences test, and I really didn't do that hot in the biology section. It's discouraging, but you also have to keep in mind that the tests are much harder. Hovering around 17-18 on Achiever is just fine.


Just think, it'll have given you more exposure to questions :)
 

dentalWorks

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just 2 or 3 days ago there was a guy who came here and posted his DAT score. He was like scoring 18-ish AA on archiver and ended up with 24AA and 24TS.

Trust me, these mockup exams DO NOT dictate how you'll perform on the real DAT... Before I took my dat, I only did 1 practice test, ended up with a 17 AA, it was soooo demoralizing that I stopped doing practice tests, I never took another test after that.

Just relax and enjoy your next 2 days. It will all be over in 72 hours.

Good luck
 

DATlongshui

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I was having some really bad headache on my left side of brain when I took Achiever 2 and 3. I agree with the above posts that all those mock tests are really making most ppl sick. I feel like my brain was really working hard like grinding when encountered with Achiever. I actually think getting really sick of those mock tests is a good sign that you are most ready for the DAT: just get over it, once and for all.

Good luck, dude!