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Ms. Chip Skylark

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  1. Ms. Chip Skylark

    How many times can you take the DAT?

    Remember that your DAT score and the number of times you took it is reported to schools!
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    Prerequisite + DAT at the same time?

    I had the Kaplan DAT app that generates practice quizzes for PAT, BIO, CHM. I have a 2-hour bus ride to school and a 2-hour bus ride back home that I usually spend napping but while studying for the DAT I spent all my time on the bus going through different questions every day. I find that the best thing to do is not cram all your DAT studying for weekends only and school studying for weekdays, but to spread it all out throughout the week. You learn more/retain information better by spreading out your studying into little bits a day, some for school and some for DAT, instead of it all in big chunks!
  3. might be a silly question but what do you mean by 74?
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    Western Abs/ps

    Are they asking you to list down things you've done that showcase your leadership/teamwork skills? Like being a member of a club or volunteering---but wouldn't that go under the volunteer section then?
  5. Ms. Chip Skylark

    Please help me

    UPDATE: they said that even if I retake the class, it won't replace the original mark I get in it. It still meets the requirements even if it's an exclusion on the transcript but my GPA is going to drop because they'll use the original mark
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    Please help me

    Oh wow, that's a really good range! I've already emailed the admissions office and am waiting for their response. My first 2 years don't meet their admissions requirements since they weren't 5-credit years so I hope I still meet their requirements for my 3rd year. I really don't want to have to take another year of undergrad
  7. Ms. Chip Skylark

    Exam week stress

    Yes please! I actually do need help
  8. Ms. Chip Skylark

    Request for Verification/Review?

    If you're confident that you should have gotten a better score then go for it!
  9. Ms. Chip Skylark

    Please help me

    Hope this doesn't freak you out even more. I was writing my biochem exam yesterday (worth 50%) and was walking into it pretty confident with an 86%. Basically got the biggest migraine I've ever had 20 minutes after starting and I'm pretty sure I failed since I left 1/3 of the questions blank since I couldn't think straight. It was too late to leave the room since I had already started the exam and no way to defer it after starting. Sooooo I'll need to retake the class this summer now :/ WORST. EXAM. EXPERIENCE. EVER. I don't mind retaking it, but I'm worried that I won't meet Western's admission requirements anymore. I have 5.5 credits so I would still meet the full course load requirement but biochem is a third-year course and they say you need 3 credits at your level of study or above. I had exactly 3/5.5 at the 3rd-year level or above (I'm in 3rd year) but if I retake biochem the summer, and the biochem I took this year shows up as an exclusion on my transcript, is that okay? Will it still meet the requirement because I did technically take the course?? freaking out. send help pls.
  10. Ms. Chip Skylark

    February 2019 DAT Thoughts

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    Retake the DAT?

    Yeah, I agree. I had taken the DAT November 2018 and gotten marks ~18 but retook it in February 2019 and got ~23. I had heard people saying that the November DAT was harder and I never believed them but that's what I noticed from my experience with it as well. Take it again!!
  12. Ms. Chip Skylark

    UWO Invites/Regrets 2019

    Let us know how it goes!
  13. Ms. Chip Skylark

    February 2019 DAT Thoughts

    I've heard it takes 8 weeks to get scores after completing the test but idk for sure
  14. Ms. Chip Skylark

    2018 DAT Scores- Any Retake Advice?

    note that out of province applicants usually need higher marks than in-province applicants so depending on where you live the scores you need to meet to be competitive are different.
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    February 2019 DAT Thoughts

    Things like mapping the passages so you know where to look when asked a question on a specific point, and understanding the different question types were helpful when trying to see which questions would be the fastest to answer