1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, be sure to check out How To Get Into Dental School, our free downloadable PDF with step-by-step details for dental school applicants!
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

Interview Feedback: Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

Interviewing Masterclass: Free masterclass on interviewing from SDN and Medical College of Georgia

Summer Dat Hard?!??!??!

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Stillmaticbeat, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Stillmaticbeat

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    it seems like a lot of people are doing crappy on the dat this summer. what do you guys think? I'm taking mine in a month and i'm worried
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  2. Bruinlove

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    1,008
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    I thought everyone is doing well?
    Just these few days, I have not seen anyone with scores below 20.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. DRHOYA

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    746
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    The test is designed to be standardized. Whether is gets harder for people who take it in the summer vs. the spring would go against the point of standardization. If you know your stuff, you know your stuff.....taking it in the spring vs. the summer shouldn't make it any more difficult.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. War Eagle

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2007
    Messages:
    346
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    I second this statement. Everyone on the DAT board has been talking about how scores seem higher this summer.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. Contach

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,484
    Likes Received:
    104
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Consider this...
    In the summer students are free of other obligations (particularly full courseload) and consequently have more time to study for the DAT. If you took the DAT during the school year, people would generally be less prepared becuase they wouldn't have studied as much. Thus, if you know the same amount of material in both a November writing session and a June writing session, you would be in a higher percentile in the November writing session because everyone else is comparatively worse.

    It makes sense however.. this would really only work for someone if the person could take a year off school or something so they dont have the obligations everyone else is faced with.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  6. DRHOYA

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    746
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    True, but I think what the OP was referencing was the test actually being made harder by the testmakers for the summer sessions, which I don't think is true. Like you said though, people may have more time to study in the summer thus do well. I don't think the percentiles play as a big a role as the actual raw score.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page