I am off for a ride on my roadie (and then straight to a waterfront tiki bar!), but before i go i wanted to throw out a quick summary and BIG thanks to everyone on SDN for the support over the last few months. First...my DAT scores (relative to achiever #1, #2, #3, topscore #1, #2) PAT 21,19,18,19,23,23 QR 19, 20,22,21,18,17 RC 18, 21,20,22,20,21 OC 22, 19,22,18,23,19 GC 21 18,16,18,17,21 BS 22 20,17,17,17,18 TS 21 19,18,18,NA,NA AA 20 20,19,20,19,20 (i didnt use topscore #3; was too stressed out to take the last exam this past sunday!) As you can, my scores are really whacked, ie there is no real pattern. I scored really well in RC preparing for the exam (20's) and ended up getting a 18 on the exam. I scored relatively low on the practive tests for biology, but ended up doing well on the real thing. weird. Bio - the only way i can describe it is that it was straightforward and fair. Be prepared to get some nitty-gritty questions though, there are a few of them. The much talked about FRAP question came up, also there were some math-involved questions. 1 diagram as well. Gen Chem - very few calculations, maybe 5-6 that i actually needed my board for. Very staighforward, nothing i didnt know was on the exam. Ochem - i cant believe i didnt ace this section. there was one problem that was tricky...but i thought i nailed it. I must have made some careless bleunders in there. QR - Honestly, i think this section was easy. I had a few word problems that were cryptic in describing the situation, so i just skipped those. the rest was really easy and i am pissed i didnt do 20 on this section. RC - Ethics, magnesium, and ????? (my brain is shot, sorry). The ethics one was a bear and was full of inference and tone questions. magnesium was easy, comparable to achiever/topscore. I dont know what happened on this section. i think i lost time and got frustrated on the ethics passage which was first. PAT - EASY. The only ones that were difficult were TFE. There was one aperture that had answer selections that were exactly the same. I finished w/ 5 minutes left and spent nearly 3 of those extra minutes staring at the two answer choices. I lambasted the ada for this in my comments section. Overall i was not happy with score, as i was aiming for 21 AA and at least a 20 with the RC. I cant complain too much though.... The marker / dry erase is BS too. My eraser barely worked and then fumes may have left me with permanent brain damage. Plus the damn markers dry out quickly....I killed them on this in comments section. i wont be surprised if they rethink this policy if everyone else out there had the same problems with it as me. I also think it is BS that you cannot jump around from sub-section (within a section) to sub-section. For example, there is no way to start with the ochem in natural sciences or cube-counting in PAT without clicking through all the questions. BS if you ask me. Thats all. Good luck to all future test takers.. Oh...i used drestroyer (gold!),acheiver, topscore, crack PAT, kaplan MCAT (for body systems), Cliffs (awesome), and class notes. the most valuable source was this forum. contribute and learn from it everyday.