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    Stephen Starks commented,

    Christine,   That was pretty much my experience with this test as well. Two tries, two fails. It is very discouraging. My second attempt involved purchasing almost all of the recommended resources ...

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    Laura,   Population pyramids allow for a better understanding of demography, which is "the study of statistics such as births, deaths, income, or the incidence of disease, which illustrate the chan...

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    Addendum No. 1 (concerning earlier comment "Incentive zoning"): Please note that I have found the definition for incentive zoning in the architect's handbook of professional practice (ed. 15), chap...

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    OA, Overlay zones are covered in the site planning and design reading (page 59) as follows: "Occasionally zoning may include overlay zones that have important implications for land use. Overlay zon...

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    Kathryn,   The process for rotating the drag-and-drop items is also covered in the Handbook, albeit burried in the explanation of a sample question (Should be located in the introduction, page 6, "...

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    Ralitsa, My primary sources for this topic were ballast and google. Please see attached ballast notes for a quick reference to get started. Hope this helps.

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    Daniel, Don't get discouraged, these tests are designed to be difficult... unnecessarily difficult at times. Concerning tutoring / instructors: I hear a lot of good things about the black spectacle...

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    Scott, Thanks for the encouragement! You also have a good point about experience being a key factor. Personally, I almost never get into the programming and analysis phase at work (SD and beyond is...

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    Ballast 5.0 material conclusion for PA

    Hello all, There have been many posts on the effectiveness vs. deficiencies of the Ballast materials for the PA exam. I have been wondering about this myself for quite some time, so I conducted an ...

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    Yong Jae Kim, Just based on what I am seeing it seems that the example multiplying by three stories is incorrect. 4 would seem to be allowable. Where was this example located? Perhaps there is more...