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How many of you scored higher on the real DAT compared to Kaplan/TS?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by SeriousPreDent, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. SeriousPreDent

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    Just wondering if I can expect my score to go up a little...I would like to score a 20 and I have been scoring 18-19 on the Kaplan and Topscore tests in the sciences...21-22 on everything else....I really need that 20...
     
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    I did score higher on the real thing except for PAT and math parts. I was getting 18-19 on Kap and Topscore tests.
     
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    Me too, I never scored higher than an 18 on Kaplan and I ended up with a 21. While these results aren't guaranteed, you should expect to go up a bit from your diagnostics. My PAT score like Aileen's went down, from a 23 to a 19. I teach for Kaplan and they have apparently just overhauled the DAT course(should go into effect this summer), so hopefully they will fix the discrepancy in the PAT scores.
     
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    my reading, math, and bio stayed the same, pat dropped about 1 point, general and orgo improved by literally 8 points from the topscore test i took the day before, that's right, 8 points :clap:
     
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    Yeah, all of my scores increased by about 3 points or so, except for my PAT which remained the same as kaplan. Don't get too overconfident though, I know many people who did worse than their kaplan/topscore scores.
     
  7. busdriver

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    my scores for the science and reading sections went up compared to the kaplan tests. right before the test, i was getting 17-19's on the science part and i got above 20's so hopefully you'll be ok, but just like dr. benj said, dont get overconfident. pat actually went down a little (it's so much harder on the real test)and my math stayed the same. just do your best and stay sharp! you'll be fine...good luck!
     
  8. sxr71

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    I scored higher on every section on the actual DAT than I did on the Top Score tests - except PAT. Top Score barely prepares you for the real PAT. I got anywhere from 1-5 points higher on some sections in the actual DAT.
     
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    I echo sxr71 100%. I just took the DAT yesterday and all of my scores were higher than the Kaplan tests and TS - except the PAT. Overall, I found the depth and difficulty of Organic, Gen Chem and Math to be less on the real DAT than on Kaplan/TS. Bio and RC were about the same. My PAT score actually went down, from 19-20s on Kaplan/TS to an 18 on the real DAT.
     
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    TS scores (avg)

    bio: 18
    ochem: 22
    gchem:18

    actual scores:

    bio:23
    ochem:27
    gchem:21
     
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    Beam, nice work!!!

     
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    Thanks a lot buddy :)
     

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