Online learning for Architecture & Design - Software tutorials and ARE® Prep

AIA Chapters Provide ARE 5.0 Cost Relief

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Kate Brennan

October 23, 2020

For many candidates pursuing licensure, this year has been a bumpy road. AIA chapters across the country are looking to provide relief by offering funds and scholarships to mitigate the cost of the ARE, and to keep the path to licensure open for many future architects.

Keep Calm and Test On(line)

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Kate Brennan

October 16, 2020

NCARB has announced some changes to the ARE 5.0 - mainly that it will be available online *fist pump*, and in doing so has made some modifications to the in-person exam. The most important component is to alert you that exam content is not changing, merely how the exam is being delivered. It's kind of like pizza, consume it in the restaurant or order it to your house - it's great no matter what.

5 Tips for Making Virtual Learning a Success

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Kate Brennan

September 23, 2020

Welcome to 2020 - the virtual year. Workouts are virtual, studying is virtual, and NCARB has announced virtual testing is coming soon. Since Black Spectacles has been in the virtual learning camp for a while, we thought we'd share some best practices with you. And as a bonus suggestion - these 5 tips pair well with our weekly Virtual Workshops. 

8 TIPS TO KEEP CALM AND PASS THE ARE | ARE

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Marc Teer

October 31, 2018

Have you ever wondered why you feel like you are fully prepared for a test all the way up until the moment you walk in to take it? Either your mind goes blank or you can’t focus on what you know you’ve learned? This is common, and better yet, you can fix it. 

PASS THE PDD EXAM IN 30 DAYS WITH OUR FREE DAY-BY-DAY GUIDE | PDD 30 Day

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Marc Teer

July 30, 2018

In June, we brought you a day-by-day guide for passing PPD. This month, we’re here to prepare you for the PDD division with a 30-day guide to help you pass by the end of August. This study guide has links to our video lectures, practice exams, and flashcards so you know exactly what you need to study to stay on-track to pass.

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