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OAT Prep Recommendation: Chad’s Videos

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January 31, 2017

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 ›

OAT Preparation on a Budget

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 ›

How a Successful OAT-Taker Prepared

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 ›

OAT Prep: Test Takers’ Opinions on Kaplan, OAT Destroyer & Chad’s Videos

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 ›

OAT Reading Comprehension: Preparation Advice from OAT Test Takers

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 ›

OAT Preparation: SCCO’s FAQ

What follows are highlights from the FAQ I formatted for those preparing to take the OAT. For the complete downloadable PDF of this FAQ, click here: FAQ About OAT Preparation and Scores How does SCCO consider OAT scores? How should I prepare to take the OAT? The OAT (Optometry Admissions Test) is administered by ASCO (www.opted.org)… Read More ›

Poll: How SCCO’s Incoming Students Prepared to Take the OAT

Judging from the number of hits on blog topics related to OAT preparation, it’s a popular topic right now.  I thought this information might be helpful:  how SCCO’s incoming class (last season) prepared for taking the OAT. Here are Polled results from SCCO’s incoming class for Fall 2013: OAT Preparation Questionnaire Responses As per the information summarized near… Read More ›

Accessing Practice OATs

This is a discussion taken from SCCO’s Facebook Group for Pre-optometry Students.  Students talk about how to access practice OAT tests. Question:   I was wondering where is the best place to take OAT practice tests? Answer #1:  I would go to the local university library and head straight to the top floor or the “silent… Read More ›

Planning a Study Schedule for the OAT

This is a discussion taken from SCCO’s Facebook Group for Pre-optometry Students.   Various methods of how to plan study time for the OAT are discussed. Question:   I’m curious to know how people scheduled their time to study within 2-3 months or less. With my situation, I will be working at an Optometry office 35-40… Read More ›

Free Website O Chem OAT Review

This is advice given from a pre-optometry student on SCCO’s Facebook Group for Pre-optometry Students. If anyone wants a great FREE website to review Organic Chemistry, check this out:  http://ochem.jsd.claremont.edu/tutorials.htm  Simple videos, but they improved my comprehension of what the reactions really mean (easier to remember!).

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