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Why are people so quick to want to retake?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by blasterx, May 5, 2007.

  1. blasterx

    blasterx 2+ Year Member

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    I don't get it. The MCAT kids aren't so quick to want to retake. Why are pre-dents?
     
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  3. Prosthoman

    Prosthoman Banned Banned

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    I think, from my experience, these board stuff is easy to forget, so the fresher these materials in your brain, it is easier to take the exam. Trust me, most of the questions in DAT or MCAt or board exams, you are not gonna see them anymore. you forget them within 2 months. correct me if I am wrong.
     
  4. DailyDrivenTJ

    DailyDrivenTJ 2+ Year Member

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    I think it is because DAT is not just testing how smart you are. I think it puts more emphasis on how much you studied and retained. IMO, a "good" score can be accomplished by anyone with a good discipline.
     
  5. ATLATLATL

    ATLATLATL 2+ Year Member

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    nicely put...even though i keep on thinking that it's testing my level of intelligence...eekkk...i need to STOP with that!
     
  6. Lonely Sol

    Lonely Sol cowgoesmoo fan! 10+ Year Member

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    I decided to retake because I wasnt satisified with my 21/19/20. My math score was 17 and i know I can do better than that and also RC, just need to practice my butt off in that. Its better to know that you need to retake now because you still have time before application rather than waiting and let schools tell you that!!

    Just my $0.02
     
  7. ATLATLATL

    ATLATLATL 2+ Year Member

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    conner so jao....u just got home from the club and now ur on SDN:laugh:...i know man it's ADDICTINGGGGGG:eek:
    lol okie KH
     
  8. styler5555

    styler5555 2+ Year Member

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    i would think its mostly because the MCAT is only offered a few times a year, whereas the DAT can be taken within another 90 days (don't quote me on the exact time between tests)
     
  9. blasterx

    blasterx 2+ Year Member

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    Since they switched to computer format, the MCAT is now offered once or twice a month. I'm not sure how often you can take it, though.
     
  10. DDSY

    DDSY Bright Lights at Night 7+ Year Member

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    All the reasons above, namely that the MCAT is more of a thinking exam. In addition it is much, much longer exam, tests your endurance and is offered less frequently. Verbal is much harder, physics is tested and there is a writing portion (not counted as much as the other sections, though).
     
  11. blasterx

    blasterx 2+ Year Member

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    Actually, the MCAT isn't much longer than the DAT now that it has switched over to the computerized version. I believe it is 5:30. The DAT is only what, 30-45 mins shorter?
     
  12. DDSY

    DDSY Bright Lights at Night 7+ Year Member

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    You're right. I was thinking about the MCAT of a few years ago. :cool:
     

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