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Finished and SHOCKED 8/12

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by kleervision, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. kleervision

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    Jesus, I've been waiting forever to be able to write this.

    Took it today (technically yesterday as I write this) and kind of shocked myself, I did not expect these scores....

    Bio 21 (95.5)
    Gchem 29 (99.9)
    Ochem 28 (99.5)
    PAT 23 (96.2)
    Reading 23 (96.1)
    QR 21 (97.6)

    TS 24 (99.7)
    AA 24 (99.9)

    I AM SO HAPPY!!!!

    Bio: I skimmed through Kaplan's review once.... then reviewed it using Alan's bio notes in the last two weeks. I also used the Schaum's book for things I had trouble with, like embryology and endocrinology and stuff like that. I used the destroyer for practice problems and datqvault's free 3 tests and all their section problems just to see as many random bio questions as I could. Also did kaplan's online crap for bio.. but most of the section tests were unnecessarily difficult..

    Gchem: WTF? 29? All I did was chad's videos + destroyer 2-3 times. All. You. Need.

    Ochem: ^same as above. chad = truth

    PAT: I got a 20 on my kaplan diagnostic for this section, so I kind of just kept doing practice every now and then.. did 5 CDP tests in the 2-3 weeks leading up to the test. I was scoring 21 annoyingly consistently then ended up doing a little better on the test.

    Reading: I was never too bad with this section, consistently got 22+ on practice tests and stuff so I didn't do much. Did one crackdat reading test a few days before my test just to make sure and I got like a 21 or something

    QR: Holy crap, I got asked a ton of things I've never encountered in DAT math. They asked me the period of f(x) = sin 4pi + x and I had no clue what to do... I almost ran out of time on this section lol. Be prepared.. QR was my consistently highest score of all my subjects on every practice tests up till the real thing. I honestly thought I bombed it before I saw my scores.


    All in all, I think Kaplan's practice tests are really challenging for some reason compared to the real thing. I never broke 21 on any science, ever, and never broke a 21 AA/20 TS/21 PAT. I didn't use topscore because I do not have windows, and so the only full length practice tests I had were the online Kaplan ones and the free 2007 ADA sample test. The biggest thing I can recommend to anyone is the DESTROYER, jesus christ this thing is rape for chem! Good luck to everyone else out there!
     
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  3. LetsGo2DSchool

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    Great job dude!
     
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    congratulations!
     
  6. JOoa0ky

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    Good job... but please do not disclose any specifics.


    But what is this? like 10 people took the DAT on the same day?!
     
  7. buckey

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    Did you do math destroyer? and if so what were you scoring?




    hah well approximately 10k people take the dat per year so thats around 30 a day, probably more concentrated june-september. gives you a glimpse into the amount that post there breakdown on this site
     
  8. kleervision

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    Nope I didn't sorry.... I didn't prepare for math at all besides just doing practice tests. It was mainly SAT math stuff + some stats and I thought I remembered enough from those days haha.. and I did one crackdat math test the day before my test
     
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    freaking murdered it. great scores.

    Its so interesting how ppl do chads+destroyer 2-3x and scores range from 19-30.
     
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    Amazing job buddy!!! you totally nailed every section with a 95+ percentile for each of them. :) not to mention almost getting a 30 in two of them!
     

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