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

ARE 5.0 Could Save You a Lot of Time

Kate Brennan

February 10, 2021

NCARB previously decreased the ARE from seven divisions to six, saving you studying and testing time. Now, the number of questions and division durations have been reduced, giving you more time per question - something we can all cheer about!

Black Spectacles becomes NCARB’s first-ever Approved Test Prep Provider

Kate Brennan

February 04, 2021

Black Spectacles remains the first and only NCARB-approved test prep provider for all six divisions of the ARE 5.0! With NCARB’s vote of confidence, we know we’re giving you the best materials on the market.

Pass the ARE. We guarantee it.

Kate Brennan

January 06, 2021

After much analysis and research, we’re putting our money where our mouth is. We know if you use our Expert membership to the fullest, you will pass the ARE. If you don't, your retake is on us. 

Black Spectacles Practice Exams Align with NCARB’s ARE Updates

Kate Brennan

December 22, 2020

We pride ourselves on having the best ARE Practice Exams around, so when we heard NCARB was updating their process, we got to work in updating ours. While there are no changes to content (phew), we still want to give you the closest experience to the real ARE, so we’ve enhanced our Practice Exams to reflect their new platform. Read on to see how we’ve replicated NCARB’s ARE  

5 Tips for Making Virtual Learning a Success

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. 

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