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Took the DAT 5/30/08

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by wem013, May 30, 2008.

  1. wem013


    May 30, 2008
    Hi all,

    I am new to the forum and just took the DAT today (or yesterday). I was really worried about taking it because my practice test scores were never as high as I would have liked them to be; however, I scored better today:

    PA: 17
    QR: 19
    RC: 20
    Bio: 22
    GC: 20
    OC: 17
    TS: 20
    AA: 20

    I know OC is pretty low, but I expected that. I HATE organic chem. BUT the PAT! I am so upset! I usually do much better on the perceptual ability. I don't know what happened!!!!!! I even thought I was doing well on the test. The top-front-end and keyholes were easier than usual; but the angle ranking and hole punch were WAY harder than I'm used to (those are usually my easiest parts). ANYWAY:

    I am wondering if ya'll think I should retake the test because of those 17s??

    I am applying to LSU, and I have a 3.86 overall GPA and a 3.86 science GPA.

    Thanks for any info you can give me!!
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  3. osimsDDS

    osimsDDS 5+ Year Member

    Jun 8, 2007
    im sure youll get in TS 20 and AA 20 are pretty solid...

    What did you use to study for biology? were there any obscure bio questions? thanks
  4. vvvv

    vvvv 2+ Year Member

    May 12, 2007
    17 is not really good looking but average 20 is pretty good. plus you have good GPA. I think u get some interviews
  5. doc3232

    doc3232 7+ Year Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    17 is minimum cutoff for some schools so it is ok.
    Good job.
  6. wem013


    May 30, 2008
    I only used Kaplan to study for the Biology section, and I thought that the real DAT was a little easier than many of the practice tests
  7. rcwha

    rcwha 2+ Year Member

    May 9, 2008
    Wow, you only used kaplan blue for the bio....Im assuming you have a good knowledge of bio from your classes b/c ive heard kaplan isn't enough

  8. jigabodo

    jigabodo Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Louisville, KY
    You should be OK with that combination of DAT and GPA. Good luck! :)

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