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how do I read ARE 5.0 score reports

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCMOY2k2y6o *** This post has been updated as per the new PSI Score Reports. Please read the post carefully and watch the video below to see how to use the new calculator.  I think the ARE community needs to know how they performed after their tests. But unfortunately, NCARB still

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What is New? Final ARE 5.0 Guidelines (PSI)

A few hours ago, NCARB released the final ARE 5.0 Guidelines for testing with PSI, and I wanted to analyze the changes for the study materials. Let’s take a look at them together… First of all, Deleted Materials Architectural Acoustics Daylighting Handbook  Framework for Design Excellence The HOK Guidebook to Sustainable

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NCARB ARE 5.0 Reference Matrix with Links

If you read any of my blog posts or comments on ARE Facebook Group or on NCARB ARE Forum, you know that I am a big fan of reading the reference material specified by NCARB in the 5.0 Handbook. And my favorite portion of the Handbook is the Reference Matrix

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how to pass the PPD exam?

After almost 9 months of studying, I passed the PPD exam on my second try. As you know, the pass rates are the lowest for this exam, which makes it objectively the hardest of all 6 exams. So, I want to start with: why the PPD exam is the hardest?

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how to pass the PDD exam ?

After almost 9 months of studying in total, I finally passed PDD on my third try!!! PDD is the only exam that I had to take up three times!  but why..? I am sure you know by now that none of the ARE exams are easy. But I think I

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advices to succeed at standardized tests

Standardized tests are reality of life and like I said in my earlier posts, I had my fair share of being tested throughout my life.  I failed and passed many times, made a lot of mistakes and learned a lot about them. I consider myself as a good test-taker now,

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