How Much Time Can You Spend Studying For Your Architectural College Exam?
There is no doubt that every student feels the stress of taking their college level exam. However, it is equally true that for many students, the examination is a one-time occurrence that only happens once. Most students will forget about the exam till they get a good grade on it or hear from an advisor or teacher who has achieved good grades on it. But it is not only students who need to be concerned about the exam.
Many instructors may also be surprised to learn that their students prepare differently. All too often, students get back a low graded exam, because they focused on just a single aspect of the material to try to improve their grades. While this emphasis on the mark is understandable, it can cause students to miss out on some key learning opportunities that these examination can provide: Identifying their own personal areas of weakness and strength to guide further study; finding out what areas they need to focus on in order to improve on areas that are already strong; and getting guidance on how best to develop study strategies that fit in with their particular needs and time frame. This article will show you how to help your student prepare for their exams so that they can maximize their learning and succeed at college.
In previous articles we have reviewed the three most important exams in a typical architecture course. These include the Arch Architect exam, the Contractor’s Apprentice exam, and the Associate’s Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering. Now we review the remaining seven examinations that must be taken in order to earn your architecture degree. These include the Bachelor of Arts degree in Architectural Engineering, the Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering, the Master of Architecture degree, and the Architectural Technician degree. While all of these examinations have different requirements and different timelines, there are a few things that students can do to prepare for them.
As mentioned above, students should take an exam prep course to help them prepare for these tests. If your school or university does not offer any specific exam preparation courses in your area, then consider using one of the websites that have a list of approved and recommended courses by architects nationwide. This list is likely to be very broad and includes not only accredited institutions but also universities and community colleges. By taking one of these courses, you can get a good idea of what type of questions you will face on the main exams. This will help you to determine which sections you should concentrate on, and it will also give you a good idea of what types of notes and research you will need to complete before the exam.
Another way to help students prepare for the exam is to practice on the types of questions that will be asked. Most exam sites ask several questions, so the best way for students to gain some insight into what will be on the test is to take practice tests from past years and compile a list of questions they are likely to be asked this year. Once you have done this, you should set aside time during the day (a couple of hours at least) to study for the exam. The time you allocate to studying should be used in consultation with your school’s curriculum and your teacher, who will likely have specific advice about the best way of studying for the exam.
Finally, you should consider your instructor’s advice about how much time to spend studying for the exam. Although the total time allotted for this section is 4 hours, this will vary depending on the age of the student taking it. For example, younger children and teenagers may find that studying for the exam requires a greater amount of time since their minds aren’t able to process as many details as older individuals. Students taking the exam for the first time may also find the amount of time allotted to studying difficult since they may find themselves needing to review previously studied information for multiple choice questions as well as long answers to essay questions.