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DAT re-take advice

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by Decan, May 9, 2007.

  1. Decan

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    Hello all. I'm new here and I just wanted some advice. I took the DATs in december and did not do too well. This was completely my fault because I did not study enough (in all, I studied for maybe 20 hours). My scores were:

    Perceptual ability: 14
    Quantitative reasoning: 17
    Reading comprehension: 21
    Biology: 26
    General Chemistry: 20
    Organic Chemistry: 16
    Total Science: 19
    Academic Average: 19

    I'm planning to re-take the exam in late-june or early july. How can I improve my scores? I especially need to work on my perceptual ability section.

    My DAT score was the weakest part of my application and the only reason why I did not get into the dental school of my choice.

    Thanks in advance to anyone who replies.
     
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  3. xenomblack

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    study with DAT destroyer.. that should do it.. especially for orgo
     
  4. Sbosu

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    i think you know what you need to do, study for more than 20 hours. DW, do work.
     
  5. thebluebmw

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    what study materials did u use to study bio in that 20 hours cuz they def. worked
     
  6. Decan

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    I used the barrons guide to review embryo. I've been a mentor for human physiology 3 years now so my bio was pretty strong.

    I bought/started using the destroyer (its awesome) and i'm planning on buying the archiver to work on my PAT. Anything else you guys recommend?
     
  7. janeliu

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    I took the first time DAT one year ago and applied 16 schools last cycle ending no interview at all. Please help me figure out the reason. I start application in middle of August and Scool did not receive my file until the end of Oct. I have bachelor degree in chemical engineer / Master in Accounting and working full time as an account. I have three years chemical research experience and some dental clinic experience. So I took DAT again on 05/10/07. Please compare the two scores and which look better. Should i retake it again? How you think the chance for me next cycle. I am already 32 years old.
    1st:
    Perception: 18
    Quatity: 26
    Reading: 14
    Biology: 19
    Chemistry: 18
    Organic: 15
    Total science: 18
    AA: 18

    2nd:
    Perception: 16
    Quatity: 19
    Reading: 13
    Biology: 18
    Chemistry: 25
    Organic Chemistry: 22
    Total science: 20
    AA: 19
     
  8. Decan

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    I would say yes...especially for the perceptual ability and reading comprehension. All the advisors I've talked to say that with my GPA (3.95), dental exposure (~40 hrs), and volunteer hours (40+), I should shoot for an 18 on all sections.
     

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