Aug 29, 2014
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Are the questions on the OAT physics section mostly conceptual or calculations. I do well on Kaplan's full lengths physics section (mostly calculations) but when I do AP physics exams (mostly conceptual) I do terrible. What is the best way to study for the physics section?


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From reading other people's opinion, majority say it is "mostly conceptual", but I've seen a few people state theirs was "mostly calculations". When I took mine, it was about half half, and any calculation necessary was very simple, one step calculations. Whereas practice questions from Kaplan and other material, they will give you 3-4 step problems which I never saw.
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Jul 22, 2014
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It is definitely a mix. Focusing on concepts and memorizing equations will make your life easier. Helped my get a 370.
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