ARE Live: ARE Testing Order & Strategy '21

Join us on June 17, 2021 at 12pm CT for our next ARE Live! We’ve assembled a panel of architects to share their most successful strategies, including the order in which they took the divisions in this month’s ARE Live. Register now to get the inside scoop from our panel of architects and improve your approach to the ARE.

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I have a BKS T-shirt I got in 2018 for free while studying for the exams using Black Spectacles and I still wear it. It’s a great T-shirt!

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See how we’re putting our money where our mouth is. We are confident if you use our Expert membership to the fullest, you can pass the ARE! :arrow_right: https://blackspectacles.com/pricing/individual

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Hello from CT

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I am currently studying for my first test, specifically Project Management. I’ve been watching the webinars live continuously since last year, it’s really been so helpful and encouraging me to actually go take the tests! Thank you!

-Marissa Alicea

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Thanks for tuning in! We are happy to hear they’ve been a help to you.
Good luck on your Project Management Exam and feel free to post any questions you might have!

-Darion

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just passed my pjm exam last weekend with help from black spectacles! the weekly workshops have been great for practice. thank you!

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Amazing @malicea !! We’re happy to provide you with the necessary resources you need to pass your exams!! Good luck!

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Congratulations @katie.abraham !! You will be missed in the PjM Workshops!

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Hi, just started my ARE journey!

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@vdam way to go getting started! We are here to help. Let us know if you have questions!

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Hello from NY!

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Hi again! I did a 1 month BlackSpectacles membership last fall. I’ve had (2) exams left since 2018…cannot seem to pass PPD or PDD so I am considering your Expert Membership. I took a 6mo break. Just re-signed up for both exams, PPD in Sept and PDD in Dec. and wondering if I should reschedule? Is this is too long? I really need a guide to plan daily/weekly study.

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Studying for the first time in a long time. Trying to tie it to my workout schedule. Do you have any personal scheduling tips?

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Hello from CA!!

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I failed an exam and hit the wall - scared to fail again. Did you restudy the same material after you failed an exam or did you search out new study material?

Only two left and I’m done so I know I need to get over the fear!

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Hi @kelseyarch87 ,

If you feel comfortable testing in December and that’s what you already have plans for I would stick with it!

If you feel like you just don’t have the motivation you need and aren’t making progress, then I would suggest moving them forward to put more pressure on yourself. I would also push up your testing date if you are the kind of person who gets really anxious before exams. Testing can be kind of like a band-aid in that it’s better just to get it over with. If the wait is going to cause you a lot of stress it might be best to jump right in and take them sooner rather than to let that anxiety build up over the next 6 months.

I know back in the day, our highest level subscription included a study guide broken down day by day. @monicafitzpatrick can you please clarify if this is still the case?

I’m a little biased since I am one of the PjM Workshop instructors, but we have had a lot of great feedback on the program and have heard people have found them very helpful! If you’re the kind of person who learns by talking through things and actively working through problems as a group I think the workshops might benefit you.

Hope this helps!
-Darion

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Do you have to do “it the NCARB” way. Every firm is different. We are all in customized firms, that operate with what works for them?

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