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To the students reading this, trust Dr. Romano and take advantage of what he has to offer. I used ALL of his material: DAT Destroyer, Math Destroyer, Organic Odyssey, Gen Chem Destroyer (only selectively), Dynamite Bio notes, watched all of his 544 videos on youtube, participated & answered his questions every. single. day. I took his NY class (well part of it before Covid19 hit us) and was with him word by word, problem by problem and page by page. I stayed after almost every class to ask questions and clarify points (what a nerd right! IK). And even when the class ended he was always there to answer my many questions on the Facebook group. During the actual test, I finished the sciences with 40 min to spare.
OC was my weakest and least favorite subject, but after understanding the concepts I can now proudly say that I didn’t memorize a single OC reaction. Between the destroyer and the odyssey and the class notes and reviewing them you have more than sufficient practice that eventually these reactions will become second nature & things will just make sense. Studying for this test was bloody hard, but if I had to do it again, I’d use the same material all over again and then some. I’m forever grateful for the Destroyer team!
And to those who are feeling down bc it’s taking them an hour to do 15 PAT questions, to those who are spending 2 hours+ researching 1 question or 1 concept and to those who don’t know how to draw mechanism arrows yet, I’ve been there through it all and I feel you. I just want to tell you not to give up, It gets better, I promise just keeping putting in the work. The harder you work the sweeter the victory . Good Luck!
Here are my scores! I know you will be very proud.
𝙃𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙤 𝙉𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙮! 𝙄 𝙩𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙢𝙮 𝘿𝘼𝙏 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙄 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝘿𝙧. 𝙍𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙤 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙮 𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙖 𝙣𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮.𝙄 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙢𝙮 𝙨𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙥 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙨𝙚𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙮𝙚𝙧 𝙞𝙨 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙥𝙛𝙪𝙡. Mahsa Asgari
Hey everyone! I just took my DAT yesterday and although these are definitely not the best scores this group has seen, I still wanted to share with all of you. First off I would like to give a HUGE thank you to Dr. Jim Romano and Prof. Denis Barengolts. I cannot thank you both enough for the work and dedication you put into the online course, this group, and the Destroyer materials. Thank you both for always answering my questions and giving the best explanations. These past 4 months of studying have not been easy by any means, but it was definitely worth it when I saw that 22 on the screen.
I just finished taking the DAT this morning, and I wanted to express my thanks for everything you guys and Dr. Romano did for all of us! Again, thank you so much!!!
PS I think Dr. Romano a couple of times said we deserve a drink after taking the test, so I figured it was only appropriate if I included my drink choice in the picture
I GREATLY appreciate the difficulty of your study guides and their organization. They were indeed far more difficult than my test, but it helped me to destroy and kill the old person who I was, that was lazy and took shortcuts, relying often only on skill and intuition rather than hard work, organization & balance, as well as grit. ~W.D.
I owe it all to the Destroyer team. Thank you, Jim Romano, Nancy Ritchie Steen, and Louis Blois.
Well my friends, the time has come for me to join the breakdown crew. I took the DAT today and did pretty well, all thanks to Dr. Jim Romano and the Destroyer. Also, shout out to Professor Blois for the absolutely fantastic QR videos. I never sat three feet away on the right from Dr. Romano's desk (nor have I seen his desk, and I envy those of you who have!), but I still consider myself one of his students. I will be forever grateful for his help and guidance throughout my journey to this point. That being said, I'm not entirely happy with that organic score because it was my favorite section after learning from Dr. Romano... it was pretty easy too so I don't know what happened.
Regardless, I will probably write a full breakdown of how I studied and the like later today or tomorrow if there is a request for it from anyone! I would be more than happy to. I'll also answer any and all questions you guys have in replies below, or in messages if you're too shy to ask in the group. For now though, I'm going to go eat some good food and relax. #think30 #gotthree30s #overkill
This post goes out to Dr. Romano and the dat mom (Nancy Steen). Took my DAT today and went from 20AA to 23AA! Dr. Romano’s gen chem videos are a must and helped me go to a 22. i already had a strong foundation in orgo, but doing some destroyer questions and looking over the roadmaps gave me the confidence to go from 22 to 30 in that section. the first time i read bootcamp’s bio notes...that was a mistake. too much extra info. dr. romano’s bio notes only include exactly what you need. listen to him when he says something is a sure bet question! Also know that it’s not about how long you study. it’s about how efficient you are. the first time i studied 2 months but studied the wrong material and inefficiently, landing me a 20. this time i studied for 3/4 weeks but focused on the right stuff. This entire group is responsible for pushing me through. whenever i was slacking, i thought of Dr. Romano and his reaper and immediately was back on it lol. thank you dr, nancy, and everyone else for fostering such a supportive and motivating environment! now it’s interview time!
Edit: I want to add that i never did a single timed exam. focus on the material and you don’t need to worry about time!
Hi Dr. Romano, I want to say thank you for your DAT Destroyer book. Without it I would not be able to destroy the Science Section in DAT. My PAT was average but other sections are great. Once again, I really appreciate the DAT Destroyer book. #think30 Destroyer book is everything I ever need for those 30s and 27 in QR. Thank you so much for your awesome book!
Wow, DAT Beast Destroyed, I proudly welcome you to the Orgoman Hall of Fame!!! It's 4 30's! This student believed and never lost sight of the goal! #think30
Hi, I just wanted to share my scores. The destroyer and especially Dr. Romano’s classes were so helpful (I took the class this past spring). Thank you so much for all the work you put into this!
I already thanked Dr Romano, but i also wanted to thank you! Your uplifting comments helped me when I was getting burnt out. Today I took my DAT and scored a 27 AA. Thank you so much!!!
Dr. Romano, I did it. Thank you so much for all of your help. Your dedication to helping your students is unbelievable. I had the best time in your class, it was always fun and bubbly. Your voice never left my head while testing. The sciences were a breeze. I would have never thought it would be so easy if I didn't do your overkill work. I realize my math is low, 100% my fault I didn't dedicate as much time. Math has always been a weak subject for me. Thank you to the whole destroyer team. Feels so good to be done. I'd appreciate if you don't use my name, I'd like to remain anonymous. You can quote me as Ms. R
Hi Dr. Romano! I took my test earlier today and wanted to thank you. I got a 27 bio , 28 gen chem and 30 in orgo! I truly enjoyed attending your class and couldn’t have done it without you and the destroyer team.
Thank you so much
Hey guys:) So I took the dat yesterday and I am sooo happy with my results. I took this test 2 years ago and scored a 19. I got into dental school anyway but I had to give up my seat(s) due to personal reasons. Nonetheless, I was always bummed about my score bc I had studied SO much... my biggest mistake was that I used the wrong study materials (BC... duh). So fast forward to this year... retaking the dat was challenging to say the least. I had to juggle between my master's project research and studying. But thanks to Dr. Romano I did it!!!!! I used the destroyer(s) and the dynamite review and supplemented w/ some of his youtube videos. Honestly the science sections in the DAT were easier than the destroyer. I even found some questions from the destroyer in there lol. HUGE thanks to the destroyer team. I could have never done it without you!!! I will surely be recommending you to every pre-dent student out there.
Firstly, I owe it to Dr. Romano and Nancy Steen for my marks. If not for Dr. Romano I would have never been able to receive the mark I got. Thinking back at it now, it is crazy how anyone can contemplate whether or not they should do the NYC class. IT IS A MUST. The doc makes everything fun and bubbly and so simple to understand. One specific subject which he taught me from scratch, and I got my score fully dependent on him was Biology. All I took in undergrad was Gen BIO 1 and 2, and I hated bio. It was only when I had Dr. Romano teach bio in the DAT class that it became easy and everything made sense. He has a method of teaching that just works. In a nutshell, Dr. Romano taught all the sciences exceptionally well, but I have to let bio stand out and really thank him for teaching it in a fun way that makes you understand it.
The second thing I want to say is, DO THE DESTROYER! I am going to answer everyone biggest question: Is the destroyer really “it”???? The answer is 100% yes! If you can do all destroyer questions on the back of your thumb then you are set for the test. I personally finished the destroyer a total of 6 times and that helped me tremendously on the test. There was not one question that got me scared or left me puzzled what to do. The destroyer is the most similar practice questions you will get compared to the actual test. One last point only because I know the Dr. Romano is not pro timed test. On the actual DAT I was able to finish all 100-science question and then go back and review ALL 100 question again and I still had 2 min remaining for the section. The point is that if you can do the destroyer and understand the question, then on the actual test it will be a joke to you and you will be able to fly through the question in seconds. Why waste your time to take a timed test which just teaches you how to look at a clock count down, when you can maximize your time more properly by sitting with the destroyer, and understanding the method and approach towards a question. My opinion which I see is true after I finished is that if you know the destroyer cold then you are in a great position for the exam.