Hello NCARB Community,
I was wondering if anyone had a good strategy for approaching the long-form questions on the Programming and Analysis exam. To be clear I'm not talking about the case studies. The type of questions I'm referring to are when you're given a list of design criteria and then you're asked to respond given a site plan, image/photograph, adjacency diagram, etc.
I recently took--and failed--PA for the first time and I really struggled with time management, which I know is a common issue with this exam. I was taken off guard as it felt like every other question was in this "mini" case study format. I'm a slow/careful reader, so when presented with SO many of these long questions I panicked and raced through easily a third of the questions in an attempt to simply finish the exam.
I've practiced using the Walking the ARE and Black Spectacles exams which were fine but I found they didn't have comparable questions types to what I'm describing and I had no timing issues taking these practice tests. I think Walking the ARE came the closest on their case study setup but I feel fairly confident in how I approach those questions already.
Any advice would be appreciated!
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