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Complete OAT Prep Review: Home Study Course with up to 12 Full-length Practice Tests (6 Books and Online Videos for the Optometry Admission Test)

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Complete OAT Prep Review: Home Study Course with 6 Full-length Practice Tests (6 Books, Online Videos, MP3s, Software for the Optometry Admission Test and Interview Online Video)

Gold Standard OAT follows the syllabus that the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) publishes, listing the topics you must learn to master the OAT exam.

Finally, you don't have to pay $1500 for top quality. See below for sample pages. Fully updated and comprehensive OAT test review! It's like an OAT course and tutor in your home at your own pace!

Product Summary:

  • 6 Gold Standard books (a total of over 2000 pages: Gold Standard OAT Physics + Full-length Practice Test with Optometry School Interview Advice, Gold Standard DAT Biology Preparation, Gold Standard DAT General and Organic Chemistry Review, Gold Standard DAT Quantitative Reasoning (QR/Math) and Reading Comprehension (RC).
    Note: DAT and OAT preparation is identical for all sections except that the OAT has Physics instead of DAT PAT.
  • You will receive access to additional 12 full-length Gold Standard OAT practice tests online (PC or Mac).
  • In all, you will have more than 2000 practice questions, answers and explanations in the books, tests and online.

We have added these bonus items from our MCAT materials to give you a condensed review of the 4 basic sciences: Biology, Physics, General and Organic Chemistry, as well as a bonus interview online video:

  • The Silver Bullet High Yield MP3 Audio on CD (newest edition): 4 hours.
  • A comprehensive Gold Standard Natural Science review (20 hours) for the OAT with CLEAR teaching. 12 months online access.
  • Medical School Interview Online Video: 100 min.; can be used to help for Optometry School Interviews.
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OAT 4 Review Guides: Tables of Contents
OAT Physics Table of Contents DAT/OAT Biology Table of Contents
Gold Standard OAT Physics (Optometry Admission Test) Gold Standard OAT Biology
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DAT/OAT Chemistry Table of Contents DAT/OAT QR and RC Table of Contents
Gold Standard OAT General and Organic Chemistry Gold Standard OAT/DAT QR and RC

OAT Prep Review Course Frequently Asked Questions

Can't I use MCAT books instead and why should I use DAT books?

MCAT books cannot adequately prepare for the OAT. There are many important OAT/DAT topics that are either not on the MCAT or are so rare as MCAT questions that the topics are not properly covered in MCAT books. Here is a partial list: photosynthesis and plant biology, cladistics, genetic technology, animal behavior and learning, population and community ecology, ecosystems, social behaviors of animals, general chemistry laboratory techniques and glassware, alkene, alkyne, ether and aromatic chemistry, multi-step organic syntheses, etc. The Gold Standard was designed specifically so that all ADA/ASCO topics required for the OAT and DAT are presented in color followed by chapter review questions, answers and explanations.

Why should I use DAT books to prepare for the OAT?

There are 3 test sections that are identical for the OAT and the DAT: Natural Sciences, QR and RC. For the fourth section, OAT Physics replaces DAT PAT. Note the following about ASCO (Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry) and the ADA (American Dental Association): The ADA develops the questions for the DAT (Dental Admission Test) and, as approved by ASCO, for the OAT (Optometry Admission Test) as well. OAT preparation is identical to DAT preparation for all topics except that Physics is unique to the OAT and PAT is unique to the DAT.

Is OAT easier than MCAT?

Frankly, the OAT is easier than the MCAT. The MCAT is a longer exam with a greater range of topics (Psychology, Sociology, Biochemistry), and more complex question types involving research-based passages with graph analysis. A small number of MCAT questions are “discrete” (i.e. not based on a passage) whereas all OAT questions are discrete. Also, although there are some challenging questions or topics on the OAT, the standardized scoring system (scaled scores) is more lenient for the OAT as compared to either the MCAT or the DAT.

How long should you study for the OAT exam?

You can complete your OAT study in 2 months by studying 2-8 hours per day depending on your academic background and what OAT score you are aiming for. Some students prefer 3-6 hours per day for 3-6 months for a successful outcome.

Can't I use MCAT books instead and why should I use DAT books?

There are many important OAT/DAT topics that are either not on the MCAT or are so rare as MCAT questions that the topics are not properly covered in MCAT books. Here is a partial list: photosynthesis and plant biology, cladistics, genetic technology, animal behavior and learning, population and community ecology, ecosystems, social behaviors of animals, general chemistry laboratory techniques and glassware, alkene, alkyne, ether and aromatic chemistry, multi-step organic syntheses, etc. The Gold Standard was designed specifically so that all ADA/ASCO topics required for the OAT and DAT are presented in color followed by chapter review questions, answers and explanations.

To understand our OAT Books website and your best OAT prep, it is important that you understand the relationship between the OAT and the DAT, and between ASCO (Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry) and the ADA (American Dental Association). The ADA develops the questions for the DAT (Dental Admission Test) and, as approved by ASCO, for the OAT (Optometry Admission Test) as well. OAT preparation is identical to DAT preparation for all topics except that Physics is unique to the OAT and PAT is unique to the DAT.

OAT Natural Sciences Review Videos Index:

Diagrams, Raoult's Law, Boiling, Freezing Point changes, Acids and Bases, Acids and Bases: Strong, Acids and Bases: Weak, Titration; Oxidation Numbers, Solubility Product, Thermochemistry, Calorimetry, Thermodynamics, Hess's Law, Rate Law, Energy Diagrams, Electrolysis, Electrochemical Cell

Sample Science Review Video:
Eukaryotic Cell