Studying in Optometry school

Discussion in 'Optometry' started by luckyseven08, Apr 18, 2013.

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  1. luckyseven08

    luckyseven08

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    By how much do people study in optometry school? I am trying to get a rough estimate how much I will be needing to study to maintain above a 3.0 GPA. I will be a 1st year this upcoming fall.

    Thanks
     
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  3. q1we3

    q1we3 5+ Year Member

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    Depends on the school and what grade you want. For 3.0, it shouldn't be too much. Just 2-3 hrs everyday and little more on days before an exam.
     
  4. Blondiechick919

    Blondiechick919 2+ Year Member

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    I don't study anywhere close to 2-3 hours outside of class (maybe 1) everyday, just mainly before exams, and I have way higher than a 3.0 and I'm no genius. You can get along with going along with the lectures, but you forget a lot and end up cramming anyway. It's impossible to avoid.
     
  5. Rain Clouds

    Rain Clouds 2+ Year Member

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    Depends on your study style, depends on how difficult you find the material.

    Everyone really is a little different.
     
  6. q1we3

    q1we3 5+ Year Member

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    that's because you don't go to UABSO or more like UAB medical school.
     
  7. luckyseven08

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    Well I have an excellent gpa in undergrad and I barely studied. I am no genius either but I did study for exams the night before.
     
  8. Blondiechick919

    Blondiechick919 2+ Year Member

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    We're all aware of your superiority complex with going to UAB. Unless you have gone to all opto schools in the country, you can't compare curricula. I had no interest in going there, so stop.
     
  9. Roffles

    Roffles OSU Class of 2015 2+ Year Member

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    I depends largely on the school and your abilities. If things come quickly to you, studying less often gives the same reward as having a tough time with material and studying constantly.

    I can say it's drastically more difficult than undergrad.
     

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