How I passed the ARE Exam 2, Practice Management by making a study guide

This is a report from Tatyana Aksamentova on the ARE 5.0 Community. She passed the ARE Exam 2, Practice Management, in 1 month, studying 30 hours total. Her main strategy was creating her own study guide. Her other advice would be to read the Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice closely, and take Practice Management and […]

How I passed the ARE Exam 1, Practice Management, in 2 weeks

Summary This is a post from Christian Lemon from the ARE 5.0 Community. He reviewed Ballast’s ARE 5.0 Review Manual and did their practice problems. He also read Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings and watched the Schiff Hardin lectures. He advises everyone to know their financials and basic accounting. He spent […]

How I passed the ARE Exam 1, Practice Management, in 1 month

This is a post from Patrick Edwards from the ARE 5.0 community. He mentions that he first made the mistake of just reading the Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice back-to-back, but didn’t find it helpful. What he found helpful instead were these 6 steps over the course of a month: Start by familiarizing himself using […]

How to study for the ARE Exam 1: Practice Management

Intro to the ARE Exam 1 If I had to describe the ARE Exam 1, I’d describe it as an easy exam pretending to be a difficult one. It’s easy because the topics on the ARE are not difficult and the questions aren’t particularly challenging.  The ARE looks difficult, though, because it’s poorly organized. The […]