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Just took DAT, need advice

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by lightingbug, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. lightingbug

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    what should I do? I just took the test yesterday and I didn't do as well as I wanted. This is my 2nd time taking the test. Here are my scores, I need advice?

    1st 2nd
    Bio 19 16
    gen 20 24
    orgo 18 22
    pat 16 16
    rc 16 17
    qr 16 16
    AA 18 19
    TS 19 19

    gpa 3.75
    sci 3.8
     
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  3. bing12

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    i say dont retake, cause it seems that you didnt really change PAT,RC,and QR much at all. RC went from a 16-17, which i think is crucial to have a min of a 17 in RC. a 19AA is something you can apply with, especially coupled to your great gpa. If you dont get in this cycle, then obviously you would retake( unless the reason of not gaining admissions was not due to ur DAT score).
     
  4. Philippines03j

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    I would say retake. The only scores above a 17 are gen chem and o-chem. Yes, you have a good AA and TS but school look at the overall package. Important sections that you missed out on were the Reading, and Biology section.

    When/if you retake make sure you can improve the biology, reading, and PAT. Don't take it until you are confident that you can.
     
  5. LetsGo2DSchool

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    What's up with your consistent feedback telling everyone they don't need a retake despite glaring low scores that warrant it??? Perhaps Temple was that easy to gain acceptance that you assume it's that way with every other school?
     
  6. bing12

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    What dental school are you currently attending?

    The OP barely changed in three of his sections ( QR,RC,PAT), so the likely hood of him improving enough is unlikely in that area. his other sections are fine ( excluding BIO, which is random). I also think his gpa is great, which gives the OP more wiggle room.
     
  7. LetsGo2DSchool

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    Oooooooh wow, you attend big whoopie Temple, the safety school of safety schools, located in ghetto neighborhood USA. Do you think even half of America can even name which state your school is located, let alone the city? I bet half of America couldn't tell you if it was located east or west of the Mississippi river.

    Now back on topic...

    Don't you think that perhaps he didn't improve in QR/RC/PAT because he spent more time on the sciences? Perhaps his retake was mainly to improve upon the 18 AA score? Don't you think that perhaps he would now focus more on QR/RC/PAT in another retake? Don't you realize that many schools have cutoffs of 17s in those sections? I guess not.
     
  8. FROGGBUSTER

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    Bro, why must you always spout this kind of elitist BS? If you don't agree with him, tell the OP to retake - simple.
     
  9. LetsGo2DSchool

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    It's not an elitist bs. He tried to disparage me by saying that he was better than me because he was in dental school like he was trying to rub it in my face. Thus, I just responded to make the point that he shouldn't act so proud.
     
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    :confused:
     
  11. bing12

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    so you did not answer my question....what dental school do you currently attend? i am curious to know your status...HS student(my guess), pre-dent/college student,dental student, dentist.

    i love your assumptions though
     
  12. LetsGo2DSchool

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    I am a 60 year old senior citizen seeking a career change. I am healthy, don't need viagra, and figure I will live until 100 so I can practice for a good 35 years after dental school.

    Peace dude :cool:.
     
  13. bing12

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    im glad your physically healthy
     
  14. LetsGo2DSchool

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    Temple is a pretty good school. Actually it's probably the best for clinical experience as Temple grads are way better general dentists upon graduation than their cross town rivals at Penn. They do need to incorporate typodonts into their curriculum as well as providing time off to study for the board exam like other schools do.
     

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