hey guys, im new to this forum. I wanna know how I should study for the OAT's and how to get the practice exams that are most related to the real OAT. Also, how would you compare the OAT's to the PCAT's.
I know it's not an option for everybody because of cost, but Kaplan's program is EXCELLENT. If you're not familiar with Kaplan, it's a test-prep service, like Princeton Review. They give you practice exams, but I think they take the hardest questions from previous OAT's to make their practice exams -- so when you take the actual OAT, it's a lot easier than what you've been studying. I had about a month and a half to study for the OAT. I wasn't able to keep up with the curriculum of reading for the class too well because of the time that you need to put into it, but I attended every class. After the last class, I spent every day for two weeks straight at the Kaplan center (from when they opened in the morning, till when they closed at night) watching the videos for each section (stopping, rewinding, etc.), taking all the practice material for each section, and then taking sample OAT's. It's VERY do-able if you can put in that much solid time. I, thank God, did a LOT better on the actual OAT than I did on any of my simulated tests with Kaplan -- and I think that's the case with most people who do Kaplan.sparikh said:hey guys, im new to this forum. I wanna know how I should study for the OAT's and how to get the practice exams that are most related to the real OAT. Also, how would you compare the OAT's to the PCAT's.
Sorry, I should have also mentioned that Kaplan's OAT prep course is so comprehensive that you really do not even need to go back to any old books or notes you may have. They really hit the things that you ABSOLUTELY need to know, and tell you what you can ignore. Althogh, as I said, it's not an option for everyone because of cost -- if that's an issue, perhaps MRFREEZE's method will be better for you.MRFREEZE said:I worked problems from my Physics and Chem. textbooks. I reworked problems on old class tests. I studied my old class notes and reviewed my textbooks for topics in the OAT prep. guide that I had forgotten.
mystro said:Just curious, what was your GPA like MrFreeze? You can PM me if you want.
Btw, I heard the TopScore CD is very useful. I haven't used it or seen it myself, but this is just what I've heard people say. It has good practice!
When I took the course, it was about $1,100 -- but it was given to me as a graduation present from my family Had that not been the case, I wouldn't have been able to take that class. Although I heard they do have financing plans and financial aid for it. Don't know the details. They do have a website with more info. I think it's kaptest.com or something.eyesonwx said:Just out of curiosity, what is the total cost of Kaplan's OAT prep course?