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Studying for the OAT

Discussion in 'Pre-Optometry' started by homie, May 27, 2008.

  1. homie

    homie 5+ Year Member

    May 27, 2008
    What is the best way to study for the OAT? Has any one used any computer programs?
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  3. alferec

    alferec Future Army OD 5+ Year Member

    Dec 9, 2004
    Fullerton, CA
    I went with Kaplan, and I think it was well worth the money because of the sample tests and the flashcards with high-yield questions. It's critical that you study for the test by taking sample tests!!! They also give you strategies to tackle some of the more common question types. However, Kaplan will not push you to study harder, so whether you're doing Kaplan or not, it all boils down to your own discipline.
  4. kafireworks0701

    kafireworks0701 2+ Year Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    I'd say Kaplan MCAT prep book is really great for the science components of the OAT. For verbal practice, practice, and practice. With the Quant. I bought a couple of books on mathematic skills and review. I was doing badly with word questions so one of the books I bought was basically on how to solve word math questions and that helped a lot. I also referred to Top Score and OAT Achiever to get some practice on the computer.
  5. Optometry1987

    Optometry1987 5+ Year Member

    May 15, 2008
    Where can I buy the Kaplan MCAT prep book?
  6. lovelydisaster

    lovelydisaster UHCO c/o 2014 7+ Year Member

    Oct 31, 2007
    If you use the "search this thread" feature, then I bet you can get a whole lot of similar questions and results that pertain to you
  7. baps78


    Oct 5, 2007
    one more question about studying:

    how much time did you (anyone) devote towards studying for the OAT?
  8. kafireworks0701

    kafireworks0701 2+ Year Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    I had about 2 mo. to study for the OAT while at f/t school...
    I ended up writing my OAT a week after my finals.
  9. jaguilar

    jaguilar 2+ Year Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    I took the kaplan online course and studying while taking summer courses, it took me almost 3 months to get through all opf the workshops, practice tests and practice oats.

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