Kaplans OAT study course

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  1. Tyra

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    Question: I just got my information from Kaplan's regarding their 14 week OAT study course. It's kind of expensive and it's given with the people studying for the DAT (dental admission test). It seems as if the DAT students get a few extra things although they're paying the same price as those taken the OAt. Has anyone taken the class and if so, how well did it help them?
     
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  3. cpw

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    I didn't have the 900 to take it. If you're disciplined (which it seems like you are) I would just buy some review books and section off time each day to study for it. That's what I did and I ended up doing fine on the OAT without spending 900 bucks!!
    Good luck!! :clap:
     
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    I took the kaplan course, and it was good preparation for the OAT. I never went to the classes, i only used their facility to study the practice exams. Kaplan has a ton of OAT practice exams, which are useful. If you have recently just taken the pe-reqs, i wouldn't recommend spending the $$. However, if its been awhile, and you need to refresh yourself with those courses, its not a bad idea.

    Back to studying for optics!
     
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    I took the Kaplan class and it worked out pretty well. Yes, it was expensive, but at the time I had a full schedule of classes and I know that without the structure of the class, I would never have done the amount of studying that I did, and I'm sure I wouldn't have done as well on the OATs. Being with the DAT people scared me, too, at first. The DAT doesn't have physics, and so since I was the only OAT person taking the course that time around, I basically got my own personal physics tutor, which was awesome and worth the money. Plus, if there were certain differences between the OAT and DAT they made sure to point them out while presenting the material. For me personally, it was worth the investment. Good luck!

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