What's your study tunes? I am up to the fifth album of Colour Haze today...For some reasons, the tunes help me focus and energized when I study. It's probably just because I like their music. Anyway, work had been super busy this past week that I couldn't study for a week. To stop myself from infinitively pushing off my studying because of work, I finally scheduled my exam!
Date: April 24th at 6pm
Two and a half week from now, I will be sitting in front of that computer taking the exam. Yet I don't feel prepared and still haven't practiced the vignette at all?! So I went ahead and did the final exam on Kaplan last night. Got a 60/80 (75%) which I guess is not bad, but I can sure do better. Then today I did a quick test on the NCARB sample questions and ended up with 34/48. I found that I really need to be better at contracts, insurance and bond concepts. Other than that, I have a pretty good grasp on all the other concepts.
Here is my plan for the coming 2 1/2 weeks:
- Listen to the Schiff Hardin Lectures on contracts one more time during work.
- Practice the vignette program at lunch time.
- Do more mock exams and and mark down things that I need to work on.
- Just keep reading through my already-over-70-page notes.
- Find a day to quickly skim through Jenny's PPP notes (since everyone on arecoach is saying there are some PPP topics coming up in the exam)
- If I have time, I will skim through SPD, but probably not going to happen...
Now I have to finish studying for building codes then I have pretty much covered all the topics from the NCARB CDS study guide in my notes.
One last thing - Did you know that the required AIA documents are free from your myNCARB page? Although I already have these sample documents, it's good to know that it's available to everyone online. Here is a link for the instruction: AIA Documents Free Though My NCARB for ARE Candidates
Thanks for reading! Good luck studying!
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