How much time did you take for OAT prep?


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Mar 9, 2011
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I'm looking to write my OAT sometime around August 17 which gives me ample time to get prepared.

I was just wondering how much time others spent studying for the OAT and if they felt it was enough for the them to do well?

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From reading around on these boards, I have gathered that you can go two ways: the quick track or the long track. I only had about 3 weeks to study, so I was strategic and did my best to get the key concepts down. I don't think I would have been any better off with a few extra weeks because I would have been getting random smatterings of random trivia rather than a complete deep understanding of everything. So either go with a few weeks and be strategic, or take a couple of months and be more in-depth and thorough. If you have the time, take the time - you will do better!!! I know I could have done better if I went with the long track but I did fine with the short one.
3 years. My undergrad classes were the biggest prep I had.

HOWEVER, OAT focused study...3 months for 5-10 hours/week.
I agree with the above! Your undergrad is your biggest prep heh. Otherwise 3 months with full time work (core studying) + 1 month with no work (concentrating on practice tests/timing/brushing up on selected subjects).
I agree about my undergrad, I'm glad I've waited until I finished my prereqs!

Thanks for the advice!