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    Robert Barnhart

    Awesome! Congrats and thanks for the review. I really like the Amber Videos also. 

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    William May

    THANKS Rosemarie!

    Have you taken any other divisions?

     

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    Rosemarie Maxwell

    Thank you guys, my next exam will be PjM. I will be taking that exam in about 2 weeks.

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    William May

    Rosemarie,

    Was that your first division passed?

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    Rosemarie Maxwell

    Yes it was.  Have you taken any exams yet?

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    William May

    No.

    I only found out I was eligible to sit 3 weeks ago.  There is a ton of material to pour over and it's expensive.  Seeing how it took you 3 tries makes me feel bad that you and others and probably myself will spend a lot more money and a lot more time to get licensed.

    How is it that with degrees from 5 year programs and going through IDP or AXP it is still so difficult to get through this test?  It just doesn't make sense to me.

    But, enough of that.

    I am a big proponent of "Process".  There is a process for nearly everything.  This profession is a very big process but can almost always be put into a process.

    What comes first - SD, DD, CD, CA, CM - well, we all know, what comes first, I think lol.

    How do we build a wall detail?  From the Footer up.  We use a process.

    What factor(s) do we use in doing an addition on an existing home?  We use a process.

    How about doing a new 6,000 SF commercial building given the site?  There is a process.

    We use BIM now.  Model renderings.  Process.

    I used to teach Architectural Design and Drafting - 10 years.  A student followed a process.  1,620 hours.  Every building, there is a process.

    sorry, i digress.

    Some people say that one should take the divisions in an order that NCARB suggests while candidates who have passed say do it in any order you feel to be your strongest with.  Either way, it seems that with preparation, one should be able to pass.  but that is not the case.

    "I stopped focusing on the questions that would be on the exam and started focusing on understanding the material."

    This makes sense.  What's the best way to do that lol.

     

     

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    Rosemarie Maxwell

    I would say first off don't think your experience will be like mine.  I first started out studying from ARE 4.0 material and I think that's why I wasn't successful the first couple times.  Don't be discouraged passing the ARE is a process but you can do it! Good luck 

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