Passing these exams...

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    Ralph Hale

    Congrats! 

     

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    Gang Chen

    Congratulations! LEED exams are easier when compared to ARE exams.

    Gang Chen, Author, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (GreenExamEducation.com)

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    Tonya Ohnstad

    Thanks! I know people most like to see a list of topics-but it seems the questions are so vast. This why Amber was so helpful.
    Practicing the question types is important as well. I felt like none of the practice questions out there were just like the exam, so using god a variety of sources was helpful.

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    Ralph Hale

    Yeah, we're currently working on indexing the topics for folks in practices who've subscribed to the course who want a refresher on particular topics - basic principles of Radon mitigation, valve types in plumbing, that sort of thing, but the course is very much set up to just be gone through, with your exams scheduled for as soon as you complete it.  We have the study matrix for enrollees who are using the course to study for retaking an individual exam, and considered indexing each question that way, but it ends up overwhelming, distracting, and ultimately counter-productive. 

     

    Having just sat for my ARE back in (October?  I think it was October), NCARB's practice exam was the only resource I used besides the Amber Book videos (I didn't use the accompanying book at all), and it's the only resource I'd absolutely recommend people familiarize themselves with before taking any of the exams, even if they were planning on taking the exams without prior study otherwise, only wanted to use books, or whatever other particular plan/strategy they'd decided to pursue for themselves.  Going in knowing exactly what the test format will be like, and how the texting system behaves and what you can and can't do with it, is critical.  Congrats again, and we're glad you had a great time using the Amber Book video series!

     

    Ralph, The Amber Book Team

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    Tonya Ohnstad

    Indexing in amber would be so helpful! I watched everything once but didn’t take consistently good notes. When I was reviewing the day or two before the exams I would listen to the videos on 1.5x-2x speed! I would watch all the .3 (answers to questions). I would have appreciated an Index or a system that would have allowed me to indicate level of importance/rank/understanding that would’ve helped me find videos quickly that I needed.
    I was too chicken to just use Amber-but I think it could be enough if you take really good notes.

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