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    Take_Your_Time got a reaction from doubletap in Tips for DAT?   
    DATCrusher and Chad's Videos were sufficient for when I studied. I used whatever resources DATCrusher had for the PAT and used the practice tests to pinpoint my weak spots about a month before I had to take the DAT. Even though I'm not that great with chemistry, Chad's Videos definitely helped me with boosting my Chem score. IMO DAT Destroyer is overkill if you're using it for the Canadian DAT. I reviewed the Bio and Chem questions in the book and I found it didn't help me much on test day. 
    Yeah. Definitely get a good grasp of the topics they list on the CDA website under biology. I'd focus on breadth of knowledge over depth of knowledge since test content could have the odd question on ecology, behaviour, etc. There's anki decks and quizlet resources if you look around but definitely make your own flashcards to get down concepts that are a bit fuzzy for you. 
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    Take_Your_Time got a reaction from nadridat08 in UofA DDS 2023 Acceptance/WL/Rejected Thread   
    Third time's a charm after all. Just got in off WL this morning via e-mail. My stats are posted above.
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    Take_Your_Time got a reaction from DDS2023 in UofA DDS 2023 Acceptance/WL/Rejected Thread   
    Third time's a charm after all. Just got in off WL this morning via e-mail. My stats are posted above.
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    Take_Your_Time got a reaction from 2020vision in UofA DDS 2023 Acceptance/WL/Rejected Thread   
    Third time's a charm after all. Just got in off WL this morning via e-mail. My stats are posted above.
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    Take_Your_Time got a reaction from Chaxon in UofA DDS 2023 Acceptance/WL/Rejected Thread   
    Third time's a charm after all. Just got in off WL this morning via e-mail. My stats are posted above.
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    Take_Your_Time got a reaction from MolarPower in UofA DDS 2023 Acceptance/WL/Rejected Thread   
    Third time's a charm after all. Just got in off WL this morning via e-mail. My stats are posted above.
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    Take_Your_Time got a reaction from Genetics123 in UofA DDS 2023 Acceptance/WL/Rejected Thread   
    Third time's a charm after all. Just got in off WL this morning via e-mail. My stats are posted above.
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    Take_Your_Time got a reaction from Lakers9 in UofA DDS 2023 Acceptance/WL/Rejected Thread   
    Third time's a charm after all. Just got in off WL this morning via e-mail. My stats are posted above.
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    Take_Your_Time got a reaction from purplethang in UofA DDS 2023 Acceptance/WL/Rejected Thread   
    Hello WL again. 
    3.88, 70, 32 
    I guess I get another year to work on my nervous demeanor and my incompetence with the MMIs unless WL pulls through. My GPA is more or less hardstuck and I don't have it in me to rewrite the DAT a 4th time. Lots of stuff on my mind but I'll be distracting myself in the meantime hoping for the best but expecting the worst. Congrats to everyone that managed to get in. 
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    Take_Your_Time got a reaction from mcz in UBC Invite/Regrets 2019   
    I got the same response. Give them a while to get around to us rejects. They'll get around to us eventually once they get their 2023 class affairs settled. 
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    Take_Your_Time got a reaction from themuffinman11 in UBC Invite/Regrets 2019   
    Got email with an outright R OOP
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    Take_Your_Time got a reaction from Lakers9 in UofA DDS Post-Interview thoughts   
    Yeah the MMI questions were pretty vanilla compared to what I've gotten from past interviews. This interview was first time I didn't feel terrible about my responses. Of course I could've explained things a bit better but for me it's an improvement compared to when I've applied the first 2 times. Hopefully it turns out well for everyone. 
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    Take_Your_Time got a reaction from MT_93 in University of Alberta DDS 2023 - MMI interview Invites 2018   
    3rd time's a charm 
    3.84
    70
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    Take_Your_Time got a reaction from PreDent2018 in University of Alberta DDS 2023 - MMI interview Invites 2018   
    3rd time's a charm 
    3.84
    70
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    Take_Your_Time got a reaction from TheGodfather in University of Alberta DDS 2023 - MMI interview Invites 2018   
    3rd time's a charm 
    3.84
    70
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    Take_Your_Time reacted to LiconC in UofA Indigenous Student Admissions Thoughts   
    Fairness is a tricky thing to put one's finger on. I think of myself as a very fortunate, well-rounded, and capable person, and y'know what? I often find life to be really really hard. So my thoughts are that if my own very privileged journey is marked by difficulty, I cannot imagine what it would be like if you came from a background like most indigenous people in Canada. Lets be real here: If you are browsing on this forum and looking around, there is higher chance than not that you come from an educated, supportive, wealthy, family that is not definitively marked by a horrendous and injurious part of one's past  (I am not directing this statement at you, Baljinderthecrow, it is a general statement). Lets not kid ourselves--achieving the high level of functioning required to get into medical school is not entirely our own grit and perseverance--often times a huge amount of support is involved. Thus, the system entails that someone who doesn't have that support or healthy starting-point is less likely to succeed in the process. In other words, unless equitable measures are put into place, the need for Indigenous doctors will not be met. 
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    Take_Your_Time got a reaction from Lolomegabyte in November 2018 DAT Thoughts   
    Most if not all the Canadian universities take this November DAT as the last acceptable one for this cycle. I'm not 100% on Aussie schools. 
    Personally I haven't written in February for the past couple of times I've written it but I have many friends that wrote it then after writing a November DAT. Don't get me wrong, work is work but IMO I think it would be a little bit easier to relearn the information given that you had put in the work to learn the content for the most recent November DAT. 
    When it comes to writing November v.s. February, I'm pretty sure less people write during the February sitting. Regardless of when you write and the number of people that do write, this doesn't change the fact that you still have to do well on that particular test (albeit relative to everyone else but you can only control how well you do so you might as well focus on that). I really like @purplethang's outlook on it. Hungry. Resilience and heart right there. You can come up with whatever reason one month may be better to write than the other but if you hit a home run with that particular test, there shouldn't be a reason that they can't give you a higher score. I think for this sitting, we can dismiss some of the lower scoring as an anomaly and just hope for the best in future rewrites.
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    Take_Your_Time reacted to purplethang in November 2018 DAT Thoughts   
    OK GUYS, so I received an email back from CDA regarding my inquiry, and this is what they said: 
    "I verified your record and found that you only took the DAT this November 2018. The DAT scores scale is available to only the students that take the DAT. Since you ONLY took the Nov 2018 DAT, where did you find/access this previous DAT scores scale? The score scales are based on several factors including the difficulty of questions, the performance of students that took the exam, etc. The Nov 2018 DAT scores scale that you received is accurate. Just to let you know, each year's distribution and score scales will vary significantly. Sometimes the number scores will correspond to a certain percentile similar to previous years, but this is not always guaranteed. We cannot predict each year's distribution of scores. The scores you have received is based on your performance during the Nov. 2018 DAT exam."
    .... like ok, that doesn't explain much thanks. I'm also a bit worried now, since they're asking me where I got these scales from.. (there's what's called the internet).
    Quite frankly, the results were disappointing and I know some of you really needed high scores on this exam. I just decided to move on, and the only way to actually get back at em is to just kill the Feb DAT. I'll show them I'm better than their scoring system. Keep your heads up everyone. Let's just try and stay positive.
     
    Sigh.
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    Take_Your_Time reacted to freewheeler in What are you listening to?   
    2 gems for my hip-hop heads out there:
     

     
     

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    Take_Your_Time got a reaction from Fentist in November 2018 DAT Thoughts   
    They'll send out an e-mail to everyone saying you can access it. If you're feeling really keen, you can log-in to the student download section around early December to maybe catch the results a day before they send out their mass e-mail telling everyone the DAT transcripts are available for download. 
    I've been trying to muster up the energy to prepare for the final I have coming in about a week. One habit I picked up while studying for the DAT was to browse /r/premed and /r/MCAT for their memes like the one below so that's somewhat kept my mind off of waiting. 

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