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Is the DAT bio overkill?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by VDR, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. VDR

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    I have been going the Destroyer bio and it seems its a bit overkill compared to questions in cliffs, barrons and dat qvault. What do you think? which question format represents the DAT?
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  3. PooyaH

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    Bio is very representable of what you'll see on the DAT, but Ochem might be a bit overkill.
     
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    Dude, I went through the Destroyer bio section so many frickin' times (about a dozen so far) that I can tell you the answers before I even finish reading the questions, along with why all the other answer choices are wrong. Now I quiz myself twice a week by going thru them all (#1 - 377) in one sitting (takes about 1.5-2 hours).

    (I'm doing something similar with GC and OC too).
     
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    hahaha actually I'm getting there too!
     
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    good reminder I have to go through it once more, I was decent at it the 2nd time around, but it would be beneficial to review once more. when are you taking the dat?
     
  7. VDR

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    Have your practice scores from other materials improved dramatically since? example...2009 ADA, topscore?

    I have a week left and wondering if i should focus on DAT bio since its my weakest area. I feel good about the other sections.
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    I'm taking it next month so I have a lot of time remaining but still so much to do.


    I can't really give a good answer with 2009 ADEA and Topscore because I took these practice exams before my second time thru Destroyer.

    If you feel good about the other sections, then by all means hit the bio hard, especially if you're not a bio major or don't have all A's in your bio courses. Schools will scrutinize one's bio grades if the bio score is low.
     
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    i feel you man, im in the same boat got a few weeks left now. hittin bio like a mothertrucka lol and I got all A's in Bio! So im gonna look foolish if I dont get at least a 18.
     
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    It is def. overkill but look at it this way, if you know that material well then the DAT should come easy. I boosted my score from ~17 avrg to 22 by using the bio section twice and then reviewing only what i missed. No sense in reviewing what you already know.... keep that in mind when your doing all those reviews. New material is always better than reviewing the same old crap.
     
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    You are right. i am seen the most improvement when i write down the questions that i missed and review those. I am going to focus on bio while still reviewing the other sections to stay fresh. thanks.
     

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