Tips for successfully taking the OAT!
Newly available are OAT practice tests, electronic versions put out by the agency who administers the OAT.
What follows is a retrospective from an OAT test taker about the OAT. It was originally posted on SCCO’s Facebook Group for Pre-Optometry Students: This advice was given by a student who was accepted into SCCO. I don’t think she’d mind me telling you that she NAILED the OAT—she received excellent scores in every section…. Read More ›
I’ve received an endorsement of Chad’s Videos from an applicant who performed very well on the OAT. I thought her comments were worthy of a blog article. This applicant explained that at SCCO’s Spring Admissions Open House, she heard a SCCO student endorse these videos/teaching tool explaining that it was the preferred method she used to prepare to take… Read More ›
Another great information exchange on the topic of preparing to take the OAT came together on the SCCO’s Pre-Optometry Facebook Group page, spearheaded by 2nd year student, Michael Goering. I asked him to reproduce it for the Blog and so here it is… My name is Michael Goering and I’m a second year student at SCCO/MBKU…. Read More ›
Here’s a post taken from Student Doctor Dot Net where a successful OAT test-taker outlines her strategy of how she prepared before and even on test day. Realize I have no way to validate this information, but I am simply reposting what she self-reported in this online forum. As a contextual reference for how she… Read More ›
Here’s a recent Facebook conversation between SCCO students with a pre-optometry student regarding OAT test-preparation: Melisa G (pre-optometry student): I am debating on how to prepare for the OAT and I was wondering if someone could give me some advice based on their past experience with Kaplan or the OAT Destroyer? Did you feel studying… Read More ›
The process of getting into optometry school is inherently anxiety producing. When combined with life’s other 24/7 stress and distractions, it’s no wonder that I get so many distress calls from applicants—especially about the OAT and the stress of objective test-taking. In the past, I would listen compassionately and offer what I thought were practical tips… Read More ›
Here’s a TERRIFIC series of articles written by Jade McLachlin, a pre-optometry student and founding officer for the Grant MacEwan Pre-Optometry Club, at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. She goes into great detail in this article series: Part I: Courses and Registering to Take the OAT Part II: Studying and Practicing for the OAT Part III:… Read More ›
These are answers to a question a student who is preparing to take the OAT had about how to best prepare for the Reading Comprehension section. It is taken from SCCO’s Facebook Group for Pre-optometry Students: Question: So I’m having trouble studying for the reading comprehension section of the OAT. I understand how to study for all of… Read More ›