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Finally done with the DAT!! Thanks for all the advice!

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by nob01001, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. nob01001

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    Hey everyone,

    haven't posted in a while....I just finished the DAT exam! Here are the scores:

    PAT 17 66.8%
    QR 19 86.5%
    RC 21 82.1 %
    BIO 23 98.9%
    GCHEM 21 91.4 %
    OCHEM 28 99.1%
    TSci 23 98.6%
    AA 22 97.3%

    I am so shocked (positively) at my scores...I was scoring 17/18 on all the science sections of topscore exams....

    PAT topscore I would usually get 21+ .... scored 4 points lower. Not exactly sure why... angle ranking is much harder on actual than on topscore/kaplan

    Bio questions are phrased very differently than in Kaplan or topscore...questions on real test require critical thinking, while topscore/kaplan only requires you to memorize facts

    Feel free to ask me for any advice.
     
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  3. tinman831

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    gosh, a 28 on OC??? where were you when I needed help on that section???? congratulations on the great scores! :)
     
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    Nice, you organic chemistry scores are godly.
     
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    nice scores! How did you study for QR
     
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    very nice.. congrats
     
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    Great scores man. So how did you study? How long did you study. What did you use to study? What do you recommend for the gen chem and ochem? Both are kinda weak for me!! And biology since you said things are phrased differently what kind of information do you suggest studying? Any other suggestions would be also helpfull. Thanks. 22AA u are in bro.
     
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    Awesome scores... Congrats!
     
  9. nob01001

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    I did Kaplan practice tests (CD-Rom) and topscore...I didn't read any chapters or emorize any formulas. I skipped studying for the trig part of that section and guessed them on the exam
     
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    are there alot of human anatomy questions in the bio section?..
    cuz I plan to take the dat next spring before I take anatomy and was wondering if it would be a problem..
     
  11. tinman831

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    any biology questions you might see dealing with the human body will likely have been covered in your basic biology classes. anatomy would help you for you but won't be necessary.
     
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    There is NO anatomy on the DAT. However, there are several physiology questions. I recommend you take physio, anatomy will help with dental school didactics but not the DAT.
     

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