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I've read that DAT 2009 is easier than the actual DAT (minus the QR section) so people tend to get very same score or slightly lower.
Well I just wrote the 2009 practice exam tonight and I got lower than what I've hoped for. I got lucky guesses on some of the answers so my scores should be lower than what I got here. I was aiming for 21 or higher. Do I have hope? What can I do in 5 days to ensure 20+ on my DAT??

BIO: 20 31/40
OC: 19 24/30
GC: 23 27/30
RC: 18 31/50
QR: 19 32/40
PAT 21 76/90

TS: 20
AA: 19.8
 

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Based on my experience (which is from one version of the exam, so take it with a grain of salt I guess), you have hope!

I only did the first 1.5Hr of the 2009 ADA, but my science scores really scared me, since the 2009ADA was the last timed test I took. Furthermore, people online were saying how the 2009 ADA was too easy etc.

If I recall correctly, my scores on the 2009 ADA were 20BIO, 21GC, 17OC (wtf) . I was able to receive higher scores on the real deal.
 
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Do chad's quizzes for the chemistries. Your bio is good and should likely be the same on the real deal. Easiest thing to "raise" is your chemistry. Which is fine for gen chem so maybe even just doing chad's organic chemistry quizzes. I did the chemistries for Chad my last 5-6 days since I had done destroyer twice before that. It was a great review since I had felt that I had forgotten a lot of chemistry for some reason. It also had lots of tricks that force you to learn. His quizzes are free right now on his defeatthedat website. I never did the others besides the sns for 2009. However your qr seems great since I heard it's crazy hard on the 2009. Same for rc. Kinda concerned about orgo so I would put a bulk of my energy into that if I were in your shoes.
 
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But also the orgo had two really unfair questions lol in the 2009 (last two I believe). Also, there were mistakes in the answer key so make sure you account for those too when grading your exam!! There is a forum post about the mistakes as well
 
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I've read that DAT 2009 is easier than the actual DAT (minus the QR section) so people tend to get very same score or slightly lower.
Well I just wrote the 2009 practice exam tonight and I got lower than what I've hoped for. I got lucky guesses on some of the answers so my scores should be lower than what I got here. I was aiming for 21 or higher. Do I have hope? What can I do in 5 days to ensure 20+ on my DAT??

BIO: 20 31/40
OC: 19 24/30
GC: 23 27/30
RC: 18 31/50
QR: 19 32/40
PAT 21 76/90

TS: 20
AA: 19.8
It is impossible to predict exactly what you are going to score on the DAT, it's like gambling. Your scores show you have a good working knowledge. Focus on any weakness, stop doing any timed test at his point, it will only add to your anxiety at this stage. If you are still feeling unsure or unprepared you can always reschedule. Only you know when you feel fully prepared. No one on SDN or even you best friend can answer that question.

Just my 2 cents...

Nancy
 

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Don't worry about it lol. I got a 21 on the 09 DAT it doesn't mean anything. You might've been tired/stressed/ who knows. Maintain full focus for the real exam and I'm sure you'll be another one of these ridiculous gunners I've been seeing these days xD. Oh yeah 09 RC and QR are awful. I got like 19 or 20 on those and I considered myself good at those sections (lol overconfidence done me in a bit xD)
 
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Thanks to all for words of advice and encouragement!
I can finally go to sleep now.
 

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Ye, i got a 17 in bio on the 2009 lol and got a 21 on the real thing, you'll be fine!