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Dat Over!!

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by daviddav, May 12, 2008.

  1. daviddav

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    This experience is finally over. My scores are below:

    PAT: 19 WTF
    QR 22
    RC: 20
    BIO: 22
    GC:22
    OC:23
    TS:22
    AA:22

    GPA: 3.71

    Anyway, this really has been very nerve wrecking. Does anyone thing the lower PAT compared to the rest will matter so much?

    I will comment on them all. Everything for the most part seemed fair. Lack of time for RC. I didn't answer six of the PAT ones because I skipped some of them and didn't factor those into my time when I needed to go back and answer them. Each section had its tricks. I don't know what else to say. If you have any questions, just ask.

    I used schaum's, Kaplan book, Achiever, and Topscore, as well as this forum.

    Thanks to everyone.
     
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  3. Dencology

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    How did you use Schaum's book, did you read it cover to cover or you skipped around? what was most useful about schaums?
     
  4. Hybridtavo

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    All I can say is Great Job!!!! If u have any input on the sections or ur methodology of study plz share
    Thanks
     
  5. DKBuono

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    Haha I'm glad you did great! Mind sharing those study methods as mentioned above? Thanks!
     
  6. daviddav

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    To be honest, a lot of people said they have sat down for months and months studying for this thing. That wasn't my way at all. Starting in January, I started reading kaplan's book and schaum's. I read kaplans about 4-5 times through and schaum's twice. I just read them cover to cover, and went over other stuff that I didn't really understand that much. Then I took all the practice tests in the last week and studied what I didn't understand from taking the tests. I did well in achiever in the PAT and it was much harder than the real thing. I think I just panicked and ran out of time....

    It really isn't that bad...you just have to relax.
     
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    Good job, looks like you're set; just turn your stuff in on time and don't be late for your interviews. I wouldn't worry about the PAT score, it's a good score!
     
  8. medalofhon0r

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    Great Scores! and GPA:thumbup:
     
  9. alltheway

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    Nicely done!! you are in

    What did you use for the math section that really helped on the exam and how was the bio (i.e was it general or specific)
     
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    awesome score. congratz
     
  11. daviddav

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    Thank you guys so much for the replies. Reading everything on here is what really helped the most. To answer some questions on bio, well, it really is random. A lot requires thinking and applying, had one question that had a picture, and had a lot of know it or don't nitty gritty stuff. It was fair, but I can see how it can be difficult. My score surprised me.

    For math, I studied kaplan, and I studied achiever and topscore. I was REALLY surprised by my score on this. I scored 18s and 19s on all my practice tests. I think I got lucky, I had maybe 2 trig problems, and one hard probability questions. It really wasn't that bad. Either the practice helped that much or I am a good guesser. :)
     
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    Hi. I'm taking my test on Friday and I was wondering if the science part of the DAT was harder or easier than on the topscore and achiever tests? I have been getting around the 17, 18, 19 on those sections and I'm sorta scared.
     
  13. pasionatdentist

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    great job.......
     

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