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June 2014 DAT breakdown 24/25/23

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by tuffnuts, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. tuffnuts

    tuffnuts 2+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2014
    This is my first post and I just wanted to say thank you to all of the people who have taken the time to write breakdowns after their DAT. I would not have been able stay as focused, motivated, and ultimately been as successful without you. Special thanks to you, Glimmer1991 for the breakdown list and for writing the breakdown that got me these scores!
    My scores:
    PAT: 23
    QR: 19 - the QR bug is real +pissed+
    RC: 25
    BIO: 23
    GCHEM: 26
    OCHEM: 27
    TS: 25

    I started studying in early April but had no idea where to start. I spent a couple weeks flipping lazily through campbells biology, thought i would take detailed notes on the whole thing and then move on to orgo/chem. took about half a page of notes an den I started poking around sdn for tips and came across the breakdown list. Its a goldmine. If you follow glimmer1991's suggestions to the T you will score high. also while taking the test, use the mark button and use it a lot. whenever you even have a shadow of a doubt click that thing and then move on! i finished with 20 min to review on the science section because if it took time to think about i just marked it and moved on. then i had a low stress 20min to stew on the hard questions at the end. plus i think my brain was processing the hard questions while i was answering the easy ones and sometimes i had the answer by the time i came back to review it.

    BIO: learn yo damn 2nd generation punnet square ish cause I know i got that wrong. read over that chapter hella times and never took the time to really understand how to do those. they love asking those too cause its like da only application Q they could ever ask. rest of bio was pretty straightforward, all straight outta barrons or cliffs no need for both although i agree with glimmer in that barron is more pleasant to read. study yo cliffons and then stop caring cause bio is the greatest least productive time suck in the world.

    ORGO/CHEM: chad has the strats. watch his vids and then take dem provided quizzes till yo eyes bleed and voila, 30's. I also used destroyer but it sucked and was useless. total and absolute waste of money. when would i ever need to name a 321 bicyclo flourine compound. never, thats when. also I am selling my copy if anyone wants it. its hella nice cause i didnt use it.

    PAT: take them shapes and turn em around in yo head. didn't do much for this section. heard about qvault and cheiver dont even know what they are. its testing your perceptual ability and its well written so i don't think there are many good shortcuts. hole punching and cubecounting can be learned through youtube.. fo free99.

    QR: get chads videos and quizzes and do those. I didn't but I would have gotten a better score.

    RC: uhhhh i read the first few paragraphs then search and destroyed. know what ironic means too cause they try to trip you up with fancy booklearnin words. good thing i have my grade 12 now i can do anything.

    Exercise/diet/sleep: 20 min cardio in the morning, highfat/protein breakfast. weights in the afternoon. slept like 7 hrs/night. almost always felt alert and well rested which was extremely important to me. your body and mind are one. if you want to perform at a high mental level you MUST take care of your foundation.

    study chads, cliffons, and don't stress. its all gon be gravy baby.
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  3. CoFe2


    Dec 11, 2013
    hahaha this has been the most entertaining breakdown I've ever read. THANK YOU

    my favorite was "they try to trip you up with fancy booklearnin words"
  4. Daneosaurus

    Daneosaurus D3 5+ Year Member

    Mar 13, 2012
  5. harleen317


    Nov 1, 2013
    Good job! Amazing score!! Not sure what else to say :p
  6. matty675

    matty675 2+ Year Member

    Apr 30, 2013
    LOL Great job! Score report pics?
  7. tuffnuts

    tuffnuts 2+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2014
    Screen Shot 2014-06-13 at 1.20.07 PM.png :cigar: Does anybody know why they sometimes don't give a percentile? Most of the score reports I see on here have one.
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  8. kenny878


    Feb 23, 2014
    Best breakdown yet. I gotta argue your nutrition point there though b/c there are too many carbs in beer to keep them low
  9. elhammy

    elhammy 2+ Year Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    they removed percentiles from their score reports i believe quite recently.

    Nice job. you give me hope lol
  10. BrazilianRider

    BrazilianRider 2+ Year Member

    Oct 28, 2013
    I got a 19 on QR as well! **** QR haha, great score dude!
  11. clutchfans

    clutchfans 2+ Year Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    I was getting like 25s on my practice QRs, real thing, got a 20. I'm like c'mon man this is like high school math.
    RichardC300 likes this.
  12. weller2019


    Jun 9, 2014
    AWESOME scores!

    And I'm totally convinced there's something up with the QR section now!
  13. RichardC300

    RichardC300 Go Heels! 2+ Year Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Seriously... I was pissed when I didn't see percentiles on my report.
  14. tuffnuts

    tuffnuts 2+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2014
    edit below
  15. tuffnuts

    tuffnuts 2+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2014
    I read somewhere that the QR section would have 30 "normal" problems and 10 word problems. This was not the case. it was closer to 20 word problems and i simply did not have enough time to understand, set up, and solve each problem. I answered what I could as quickly as possible but I still had a few long word problems left at the end. I think either the questions were too difficult given the time constraint, or I was just so burnt out that my brain was operating at the level of an inebriated baby
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  16. Daneosaurus

    Daneosaurus D3 5+ Year Member

    Mar 13, 2012
    :laugh: :rofl:
  17. tuffnuts

    tuffnuts 2+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2014
  18. RichardC300

    RichardC300 Go Heels! 2+ Year Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    Chapel Hill, NC
    How long did it take you to complete the application, excluding gathering transcripts and letter of recommendations?
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  19. Pearl E. White

    Pearl E. White 2+ Year Member

    May 20, 2014
    Norman, OK
    Amazing breakdown and scores. Congratulations!
  20. Glimmer1991

    Glimmer1991 5+ Year Member

    May 5, 2012
    KILLED IT! And love this breakdown, LOL! :D :laugh:
  21. tuffnuts

    tuffnuts 2+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2014
    I haven't finished my application yet. Just about to get started on my personal statement this week hopefully and then try to submit by the end of june.
  22. JHekmati


    Jun 24, 2014
    Amazing job! Good luck on your app

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