Paper vs Whiteboard

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    Dean Schimmenti

    I would consider myself an OLD tester, compared to most, due to my age.  LIFE got in the way and took priority over my licensing. I am now 45!  Yes, that is a long time to wait. I only have two exams left, which to me will be the most difficult because they will require more math solving and critical thinking.  I am not big on using technology. While drafting has become easier, I still do most of my designing and number crunching on trash paper and notepads. I can say FOR A FACT, that trying to use a whiteboard on a screen WILL GREATLY INCREASE MY STRESS LEVEL AND CONCENTRATION during the exam.

    NCARB should at least continue offering paper and pencil to those who want to use them.  Just like the MULTIPLE times they have changed the testing from 1.0 - 2.0 - 3.0 - to whatever we are on now. They offered a 6-month to a Year overlap for those in the current platform to either finish or transfer to the new one. IT SHOULD BE THE SAME FOR THIS MAJOR CHANGE TOO!!!

    Yes, times have changed, but designing still takes creativity and thought. These are best done with a pencil in hand, doodling on a piece of paper.

     

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    Richard Balkins

    I'm 39 and getting on the older side of the age group taking the exam but I agree. Although I worked with sketch/drawing tools of similar nature, features, and quality that we'll likely see with the "digital whiteboard" back in the Commodore and Amiga computer era. For *bleep* sake, I would never have thought I would use such an 'interface' to sketch notes and do math on with a mouse (which is just about as ridiculous as using an Atari style one-button Joystick and the eight F-keys.) on an exam like the ARE. 

    If we are going to be guinea pigs.... oops... I mean.... "beta-testers", how about pay us...... at the very least the cost of the exam and pause the rolling clock or something for those running up on that time frame.  

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    Sean Dorsy

    >If we are going to be guinea pigs.... oops... I mean.... "beta-testers", how about pay us...... at the very least the cost of the exam and pause the rolling clock or something for those running up on that time frame. 

    ^This

    Also, allow more than 3 exams in a 12 month period. Additionally, the exams should remain free until a wavering majority of software issues and glitches are gone. 

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