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Just got done with my DAT! I'm pretty happy it's over!

Practice tests scores (in chronological order):

Kaplan:
AA - 17.8
BS - 18
GC - 17
OC - 17
PAT - 17
QR - 20
RC - 16
TS - 17.4

TS 1:
AA - 17
BS - 19
GC - 16
OC - 14 (pre-studying)
PAT - 19
QR - 16
RC - 20
TS - 17

TS 2:
AA - NA
BS - 19
GC - 16
OC - 18
PAT - 20
QR - NA
RC - NA
TS - 17.8

TS 3:
AA - 19
BS - 18
GC - 19
OC - 17
PAT - 20
QR - 19
RC - 20
TS - 18

ACHIEVER 1:
AA - NA
BS - 17
GC - 18
OC - 19
PAT - 17
QR - NA
RC - NA
TS - 18

ACHIEVER 2:
AA - NA
BS - 16
GC - 17
OC - 17
PAT - 18
QR - NA
RC - NA
TS - 17

ACHIEVER 3:
AA - NA
BS - 17
GC - 16
OC - 16
PAT - 17
QR - NA
RC - NA
TS - NA

DAT Scores 4/3/10:

AA - 20 :)
BS - 19 :eyebrow:
GC - 21 :)
OC - 22 :D
PAT - 21 :)
QR - 18 :p
RC - 20 :sleep:
TS - 21 :woot:

I was pretty happy with the results, especially ochem! But, to be honest, I feel a little bummed about my biology section! That was supposed to be my ace in the hole since I'm a bio major; so I was kinda like :confused:.

I don't think my bio is stellar, but it's not terrible either. So, I'm pretty happy :oops:

My last week of studying I was really trying to stay focused, but boy was it hard! I was getting depressed, nervous, and lazy! I'm just glad it's over!

Prep. materials used:
- Kaplan Blue Book (2009-2010 edition)
- Kaplan MCAT Q-Bank
- Barron's DAT Prep. Book; mostly for PAT
- Old Class Notes, Exams, and Books
- Achiever Tests; generally way overkill, but useful! Could probably do without.
- TopScore Pro Tests; very helpful!
- Kaplan Online Diagnostic
- ADA Sample Test


What do you guys think? Thanks to everyone at SDN for help and advice!
 
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Beautiful scores. Congrats on nailing the DAT!
Thanks! Despite the biology score, I think I should be somewhat ok :xf:

I find it funny, because I held a junior scientist position in a genetics/heart lab and I was extensively involved in research and bio related curricula. :eyebrow:
 

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Thanks! Despite the biology score, I think I should be somewhat ok :xf:

I find it funny, because I held a junior scientist position in a genetics/heart lab and I was extensively involved in research and bio related curricula. :eyebrow:
IMO, bio is the hardest section just because of the sheer amount of knowledge. GC and OC -- they might be difficult to get at first but there just isn't a whole lot that you need to know. Bio you can never know enough but I get where you're coming from. I'm sure it was a shocker but even so, your scores are great and will earn you a seat this December.
 

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IMO, bio is the hardest section just because of the sheer amount of knowledge. GC and OC -- they might be difficult to get at first but there just isn't a whole lot that you need to know. Bio you can never know enough but I get where you're coming from. I'm sure it was a shocker but even so, your scores are great and will earn you a seat this December.
Thanks for the encouragement :) It is an awful large amount of knowledge!

I'm praying really hard that I'll get a seat in December!
 
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Congrats!!So overall would you say that the real thing was of the same difficulty as top score?More difficult/less difficult?
 

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CONGRATULATIONS!!! i knew that you would be happy w/your scores.

I'm very happy :D

Just that bio score irks me, haha! :laugh: I hope I'll be alright!
 

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Congrats!!So overall would you say that the real thing was of the same difficulty as top score?More difficult/less difficult?
I would say that the TopScore tests were representative of the real thing.

The RC section formatting was not quite the same' the passages jumped back to the beginning every time I went to the next section. Also, the calculator was very sluggish and you have to punch the buttons really slow for it to process :p
 

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What are your other stats?
Anyway nice scores. You should be fine.
Thanks!

3.5 cGPA

~3.25 BCP GPA (Gonna try and raise this a bit right before I submit my application)
 

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What do you think guys - retake?
 

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You're joking, right?

What schools do you want to get into? Those scores/GPA should do the trick for the majority.
I really want to go to the University of Minnesota... So badly!

I hope I can get in! :scared:
 

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I really want to go to the University of Minnesota... So badly!

I hope I can get in! :scared:
19 AA 19 PA 19 TS
3.57 sGPA
3.64 cGPA

University of Minnesota average stats from 2008 ADEA guide.

You'll be fine. Shine up those EC's.
 
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Great Job! I am very sure that you will get into Minnesota! NO doubt...:)
 

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Great Job! I am very sure that you will get into Minnesota! NO doubt...:)
Thanks! I hope! :xf:

Like Avery said, I gotta make sure to shine up my ECs!
 

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your a perfect living example of what I always tell people. Practice scores DO NOT DICTATE HOW YOU REALLY PERFORM ON THE REAL DAT.

Congrats, 20/21/21 are very nice scores :thumbup:
 

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your a perfect living example of what I always tell people. Practice scores DO NOT DICTATE HOW YOU REALLY PERFORM ON THE REAL DAT.

Congrats, 20/21/21 are very nice scores :thumbup:
I'm a living believer now! :laugh: