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DAT question

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by iistoogood4u, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. iistoogood4u

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    If you got a 24 AA or TS, and you were to retake the DATs, would you think you can do better the second time around?
     
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    24 DAT score is excellant. I would not re-take it.
     
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    Depends on the individual. With a 24 AA/TS, you're sitting pretty high right now. Therefore, I wouldn't retake it.
     
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    No way would I take it over again. You have much more higher chance of getting a lower score than a higher one.
     
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    ok 24 is a bit high. Lets say 22. 22 AA or 22 TS, if you were to retake it (no choice), do you think you can top your score again?
     
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    depends on your grades. what is your gpa?
     
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    Its really ironic that you posted this. I got a pretty high AA/TS first time around with a pretty good GPA and didnt get into my first choice(I have gotten in other places though). I'm debating retaking/reapplying. And yes, I think if I actually did retake, I can top my score, because I know exactly which questions I got wrong---they were the ones that I went back and changed the answers to. Stupid me.
     
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    busup: just a hypothetical question. The main point of the post is really to see if ppl who scored high on the DAT think its a little or a lot of luck, or it's just that easy to get a better score, being that they can only miss no more than 7/100 on sciences for a 23+.
     
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    Personally, I have a history of performing poorly on standarized tests. Therefore, if I scored 20+ on the DAT, I would be happy and not want to retake it.
     
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    Yea, I was just thinking about ur score!, loll youa re crazy for wanting to take it again!
     
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    hey if you feel you can do better, then heck I say go for it. :thumbup:
     
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    mmm if someone with high DAT scores didn't get into the first choice, maybe it wasn't the DAT scores that rejected the person from the first choice? I dunno but I'd say if you have good scores, go do something else like dentist observations, volunteers, and whatnot. That may show the schools how much you want to be a dentist, no? Like someone with 30 hours of shadowing vs. someone with 150 hours.....Just my guesses tho.
     

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