Barely did any better taking test blind vs taking with study



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    Gang Chen

    Maybe you can do ALL the NCARB practice exams multiple times, and also do some other mock exams. The real ARE exams are very similar to NCARB practice exams.

    Gang Chen, Author, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (

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    Rebekka O'Melia

    Hi Robert,

    I don't mean to be a buzzkill, but that's not enough hours to study for an ARE.  You need to study about 2 hrs/day for 2 months, or about 100 hrs total.  

    You should be reading the Ballast exam review guide, reviewing Fundamentals, and studying the A101 contract, and parts of AHPP for this exam.

    I'd also recommend doing practice exams for about 7 days of 2hrs/day.  Simulate the real exam experience at home, timed.  Review any questions you got wrong.  And keep going!

    Step it up and you'll pass next time!

    Good luck!

    Rebekka O'Melia, Registered Architect, NCARB, B. Arch, M. Ed, Step UP,  Step UP ARE 5.0 Courses

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