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    Michael Lawson

    I would lean more on the references in the handbook. I'm sure there is great information in other resources, but the handbook is listing what was used to create the questions, so you'll generally find the information you need in there. 

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    Scott Barber

    I agree with Michael, the ARE Handbook is most relevant. I'm sure there are other good books out there, but they weren't used to create the questions on the exams. I'll also say that this forum helped me narrow down the resources even more, and helped me focus my studying and be more efficient.

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    Mollie Pelletier

    The first sources in the handbook are definitely enough to pass.

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    Suchitra Van

    So good to know, thanks to Mike, Scott, and Mollie.

    I have collected like 15 PDF books and going crazy here trying to keep the study schedule organized.

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    Mollie Pelletier

    The resources I would add to the ones listed in the NCARB handbook are the Architects Studio Companion for PPD and Sun Wind and Light for PA.  ASC breaks down Mechanical much more succinctly and at the level of detail in the exam compared to that crazy MEEB book,  

     

    I would also pay attention to the books most listed in peoples study plans on this site.  You don't have to read ALL the resources listed as they all have a lot of overlapping information.  

     

    I will also say that the ballast practice exams and problems were very helpful to me.

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