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I took the Architect Registration Exam from 2009-2013. Below is list of articles that I wrote about the experience.

 

Here is a quick list of blog posts containing Architecture Registration Exam blog posts. Below are images and short descriptions for each post.

  1. 5 Lessons I Learned Studying For The ARE
  2. The ULTIMATE List Of ARE Study Material (Part I: Study Material Overview)
  3. The ULTIMATE List Of ARE Study Material (Part 2: Each Specific Multiple Choice Exam)
  4. The ULTIMATE list of ARE study material (Part 3: The Vignettes)
  5. ARE Test Day Advice
  6. Confidentiality and the Architect Registration Exam 
  7. The Life of a Project – Diagram
  8. Failing the Architect Registration Exam
  9. Building Momentum studying for the ARE
  10. Just studying harder isn’t always better.
  11. What is the best testing order for the Architect Registration Exam?
  12. Using Flashcards for the Architect Registration Exam
  13. Where do you study for the Architect Exam?
  14. Review of the Ballast ARE Review Manual
  15. What is the Architect Registration Exam (ARE)?
  16. ARE 5.0 Transition Explained!
  17. Review of Architect Exam Prep CDS Enchilada
  18. Why I Studied Everyday
  19. Poor Man’s Graduate School (aka The Architect Exam)
  20. Study For One Architect Exam at a Time
  21. Using Practice Exams to study for the Architect Exams
  22. 10 Great Reasons NOT TO Get Your Architecture License 
  23. Finish the ARE in 2015 – The Only Resolution You Should Have
  24. How to Read ARE Test Scores
  25. 5 Tricks to Accelerate Your ARE Studying
  26. Review of Gang Chens Mock ARE Exam
  27. Throwing Money at The ARE
  28. How to Pass the Architecture Registration Exam
  29. Why I wrote: How to Pass the Architecture Registration Exam 
  30. Review of The ARE Advisor Vignette Series
  31. How’s it going… Finishing The Architect Exam?!??
  32. ARE Book Reviews And A Free Chapter
  33. The ARE Boot Camp – A Virtual Study Group
  34. 5 Common Reasons Why (Smart and Talented) People Don’t Finish the ARE
  35. 10 Great Reasons To Take The Architect Exam
  36. 10 Things to Consider While You Prepare for Your First Architect Exam
  37. Is Your Local AIA Helping You Prepare For Your ARE’s?!??
  38. Review of the Kaplan Architecture ARE 4.0 Study Material
  39. Don’t Take the SPD Exam Until You’ve Read This!
  40. Should I Wait For The ARE 5.0 Transition?
  41. Read This Before You Start Studying for BDCS! Seriously!?!!!
  42. The ARE Candidate’s Holiday Wish List
  43. Learn to Swap Out ARE Practice Vignettes to ARE 3.1
  44. 6 Tips to Pass The ARE In 2016
  45. How To Pass The ARE Is Now In Audio Book!
  46. Review of Designer Hacks ARE Practice Exams
  47. What You Need to Know about ARE 5.0 Webinar 
  48. Don’t Study For CDS Until You Read This! 
  49. Understanding the Reorganization of ARE 5.0 
  50. How Shame Pushed Me To Get My Architecture License.
  51. Dear Future Young Architects… Please Quit Screwing Around!?!!!
  52. 5 Hard Truths about the Architecture Registration Exam
  53. The Architect Registration Exam Pep Talk

 

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The Architect Registration Exam Pep Talk

A little pep talk for the person who is stuck in the middle of taking the Architect Exam.

 

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5 Hard Truths about the Architecture Registration Exam

Five hard truths about the Architecture Registration Exam, that I can appreciate now that I am a Licensed Architect and the ARE process is now in my past.

 

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Dear Future Young Architects… Please Quit Screwing Around!?!!!

 

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How Shame Pushed Me To Get My Architecture License.

Our Friend Steve Ramos explains how SHAME pushed him towards getting his architecture license.

 

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Understanding the Reorganization of ARE 5.0

Let’s discuss the fundamental differences between ARE 4.0 to ARE 5.0.

 

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Don’t Study For CDS Until You Read This!

Here are some thoughts and things to consider about preparing for the CDS exam.

 

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What You Need to Know about ARE 5.0 Webinar

THE ARE 5.0 Reporter shares what he learned at NCARB’s “What You Need to Know About ARE 5.0” Webinar

 

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Review of Designer Hacks ARE Practice Exams

How are Designer Hacks ARE Practice Exams? How does it compare to other Architecture Registration Exam Study material?

 

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How To Pass The ARE Is Now In Audio Book!

Young Architect’s Best Selling Book: How To Pass The Architecture Registration Exam is now available in Audiobook!

 

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6 Tips to Pass The ARE In 2016

Here are 6 quick actionable tips with kicking off 2016 with studying for the Architecture Registration Exam.

 


Learn to Swap Out ARE Practice Vignettes to ARE 3.1

Michael Riscica explains how to change the NCARB Practice Vignettes between 4.0 and 3.1

 

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The ARE Candidate’s Holiday Wish List

A few ideas on how ARE Candidate’s can strategically prepare during the holidays!

 

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Read This Before You Start Studying for BDCS! Seriously!?!!!

Save yourself from going on a wild goose chase while studying for the BDCS exam.

 

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Should I Wait For The ARE 5.0 Transition?

Is it worth waiting until after NCARB completes the ARE 5.0 transition to start taking the Architecture Registration Exam??

 

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Don’t Take the SPD Exam Until You’ve Read This!

Wait… Don’t take the SPD exam until you do these things first.

 

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Review of the Kaplan Architecture ARE 4.0 Study Material

Review of the Kaplan ARE 4.0 Study Materials for the Architecture Registration Exam.

 

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Is Your Local AIA Helping You Prepare For Your ARE’s?!??

How has your local chapter of The American Institutes of Architects (AIA) been helping you prepare

 

10 Things to Consider While You Prepare for Your First Architect Exam

10 Things to Consider While You Prepare for Your First Architect Exam

Studying to take your FIRST Architect Exam is more work than you originally thought it was.

 

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10 Great Reasons To Take The Architect Exam

A List of 10 Fantastic Reasons To Take The Architecture Registration Exam.

 

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5 Common Reasons Why (Smart and Talented) People Don’t Finish the ARE

The Architecture Registration Exam is a very difficult exam. Here is a List of 5 Reasons Why (Smart and Talented) People Don’t Finish the ARE.

 

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The ARE Boot Camp

The ARE Boot Camp is a 10 week program helping ARE Candidates prepare for their first Architecture Registration Exam.

 

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ARE Book Reviews And A Free Chapter

Reviews and feedback about Young Architect’s book: How To Pass The Architecture Registration Exam. Get A Free Chapter!

 

Finishing the Architect Exam

How’s it going… Finishing The Architect Exam?!??

How are you doing with completing the Architect Exam?? A mid-year checkup and here is the latest ARE news.

 

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Review of The ARE Advisor Vignette Series

Who is the ARE Advisor? What is the NCARB Vignette Series? Who is the product for? How does it compare to Professor Dorf’s book? and some Pros & Cons.

 

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Why I wrote: How to Pass the Architecture Registration Exam 

I never wanted to write an ARE book, yet I ended up writing the ARE that hasnt been written.

 

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How to Pass the Architecture Registration Exam

Young Architect’s resource guide to successfully navigating your way through the ARE process.

 

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Throwing Money at The ARE

During the exams, I realized that Time started to became much more valuable then my money.

 

Review of Gang Chen’s ARE Mock Exam

Review of Gang Chens Mock ARE Exam

A review of Gang Chen’s ARE Mock Exam books for the Architecture Registration Exam.

 

Check out 5 essential tips to accelerate your ARE studying!

5 Tricks to Accelerate Your ARE Studying

5 hacks that will drastically help you pick up the pace with your studying for the Architectural Exam. Accelerate your ARE Studying today!

 

Reading ARE Test Scores

How To Read ARE Test Scores

Did you fail the Architect Registration Exam?? Let me help understand how to read your ARE test scores.

 

Finish The ARE in 2015

Finish the ARE in 2015 – The Only Resolution You Should Have

Make your 2015 New Years resolution to finish the ARE and get this miserable test out of your life. The clock has just started ticking for the ARE 5.0 Transition

 

 

10 Great Reasons NOT TO Get Your Architecture License

10 Great Reasons NOT TO Get Your Architecture License 

I don’t believe that everyone who graduates from architecture school should feel like they need to obtain their architecture license.

 

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Using Practice Exams to study for the Architect Exam

How to appropriately use practice exams as a tool to study for the Architect Registration Exam.

 

Study for One Architect Exam at a time

Study For One Architect Exam at a Time

Only worry about one architect exam at a time. Avoid information overload. Not all resources are good for all the exams. Just use your Ballast book.

 

 

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Poor Man’s Graduate School (aka The Architect Exam) 

After architecture school I couldn’t afford graduate school, so instead I took the Architect Exam as my Poor Man’s Grad School.

 

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Why I Studied Everyday

Why it was important to study at least a little bit every day for the ARE.

 

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Review of Architect Exam Prep CDS Enchilada

A thorough review of the Architect Exam Prep’s CDS study material. I also provide some advice on how to get the most out of the information that is provided in the guide.

 

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ARE 5.0 Transition Explained!

An overview of the upcoming changes that are coming to the ARE and what prospective test-takers need to do in preparation of these changes.

 

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What is the Architect Registration Exam (ARE)?

A brief background of the exam, a brief overview of each section of the exam and also provides information about eligibility and confidentiality.

 

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Review of the Ballast ARE Review Manual

A full and unbiased review of the David Kent Ballast, ARE Review Manual. It comes complete with a list of pros and cons of the study aid.

 

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Where do you study for the Architect Exam?

Why studying at home isn’t always the best option. Here are some guidelines for finding a good place outside the home to study.

 

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Using Flashcards for the Architect Registration Exam

I explain how I putting all my information on flashcards rather than notebooks was a good move as I studied for the ARE. I provide pictures and explanations on how to create flashcards for the ARE.

 

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What is the best testing order for the Architect Registration Exam?

There is no set-in-stone order for taking the ARE. Here are some good ideas on some effective testing orders.

 

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Just studying harder isn’t always better.

Some excellent study tricks for getting through the ARE. Future test-takers who need to move beyond pouring through the texts will find lots of helpful hints that will help them better absorb information.

 

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Building Momentum studying for the ARE

In this post I share how I built up his mental momentum in order to power through taking the ARE. I provide some sage advice for those who need to find inspiration and energy to get through the entire battery of the exams.

 

Failing the ARE

Failing the Architect Registration Exam

This post provides different scenarios for possibly failing one or multiple parts of the ARE. It also provides some soothing words to ease the minds of test-takers and simple advice for passing the tests the second time around.

 

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The Life of a Project – Diagram

This post simply provides a diagram of the life of an architecture project. It shows the relationship between owner, architect, contractor, time and money. It became a very useful tool when I was studying for the CDS Exam

 

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Confidentiality and the Architect Registration Exam 

Confidentially is important when taking the ARE. This post discusses the 2009 incident involving ARE Candidates cheating on the exams. It covers specific activities that are allowable and those that are considered cheating, which were originally written by NCARB.

 

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ARE Test Day Advice

This post focuses on some good advice for the test day. It covers tips for the few days before the exam to celebrating the completion of it.

 

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The ULTIMATE list of ARE study material (Part 3: The Vignettes)

This blog provides a vast overview of the vignette portion of the ARE. It does not provide step-by-step instructions but rather gives those taking the ARE a big-picture view of the vignettes. It includes a six-step process on learning the vignettes.

 

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The ULTIMATE List Of ARE Study Material (Part 2: Each Specific Multiple Choice Exam)

This post is the second in the series that breaks down study material. This post provides an overview of the content of each exam, explains what the vignettes are like and what my experience was like.

 

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The ULTIMATE List Of ARE Study Material (Part I: Study Material Overview)

This blog is the first in a series of three that provide information on study materials for the ARE. This part specifically provides a comprehensive overview of locating the study materials that can be used on all 7 exams for the ARE.

 

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5 Lessons I Learned Studying For The ARE

Offers some great insight as to what prospective architects will be expected to make as they prepare for exam.  There are obstacles that will be encountered and a great time commitment will be required. This post helps assure future architects that the end result is worth it.

 

 

December 13, 2013 – Getting my Architecture License

Thank You to those who helped me get through the grueling process of taking the ARE and earning my architecture license.

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