Hi everyone, First of all, I would like to thank everyone on here that has posted about their journeys and test preparations for the Dat. I have found inspiration and strength in all your journeys I wouldn't have been able to make it to this point without it so thank you all. I just took my dat today and I cried for 20 minutes once I got into my car... and here is why...: AA: 20 TS: 22 OC: 20 GC: 22 Bio: 23 RC: 20 QR: 13 PA: 20 I have been out of school for 4 years and over the last 3 months, I have been battling to regain all the knowledge I forgot over time. I was a chemistry major (3.4 total GPA, 3.3 science GPA) and I worked on the biology section ALOT! I even had to relearn OC all over even though I got an A in that class... A couple of weeks ago, I took a practice test and scored a 15 on the RC section... I was devastated... English isn't my first language and I am a slow reader and with the time limit... I usually got into panic mode half way through a practice exam because it took me forever to read a passage ...I began reading science articles and worked my breathing while reading... for some reason I would just panic 10 minutes into a passage because of how slow I was reading. In the end the strategy that worked for me was to read the entire passage and try to remember as much as I could. One thing that really helped me was a tip I received from a brilliant professor I was listening to a few weeks ago on a podcast: Dr. Gerald Cizadlo. I listened to his entire anatomy/physiology podcast for biology and during a class, he said that the key to understand anatomy was to make a picture in your mind. Picture what you read in your mind.... I applied it... and it worked! To Dr. Cizadlo, you are the man! I will cherish your podcast forever and ever! I still wasn't expecting a 20 but I really enjoyed 2 of my passage so I'm sure that helped. I did relatively well in all the other sections but I can't believe what I got on my QR... I am still shell shocked at how poorly I did. I have always been good in math and I even did all the problems on destroyer. But it wasn't enough, I ran out of time.... the problems were so involved and I panicked.... I was tired and wow... 13.... My advice to everyone, don't overlook this section... the problems I got were as hard a Achiever... I should have relied on that more... I decided to only use destroyer for that section, it wasn't enough, and it's the only bad thing I can say about destroyer. Dr. Romano will kick your but in the bio/gen chem and orgo sections but you will learn alot especially bio... i mean all i had in college was gen bio from 2005 so yeah... I put so much into it but I'm not sure if it was enough... 13 is unbelievably low... I am currently shadowing a few dentists, i don't have 100+ hours yet but I'm working on it... I need your help and advice as to how to proceed from here... I had to relearn everything, especially OC and Bio, my GPA isn't top notch but I took an insane amounts of science classes my last 2 years of college and considering I had a 2.9 GPA my first semester of college, I did relatively ok... some school won't even look at my application... its tough... what do you guys think? thank you for any advice.