NALSA Publishing

Solutions cARE Package
Complete cARE Package
$1,125.00

 

How will it help me?

Take advantage of NALSA’s proven study tools all in one package and save! The Complete cARE Package includes everything you need to conquer the multiple choice and graphic vignettes for all seven divisions of the ARE. In our experience, candidates who use our entire study system have a higher rate of attaining licensure. Each of our study materials are unique and they are designed to work together in sequence to help you learn, practice and pass. All of our study tools, aside from our Solutions book, are accessible online anytime so you can study at your own pace.  

 

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What is it?

The Complete cARE Package includes every NALSA study tool covering all divisions listed below at a 35% discount.

  • Archiflash Desktop flashcard software
  • Solutions – Understanding the Graphic Vignettes of the ARE
  • Insight – Demystifying the Graphic Vignettes of the ARE
  • Practice Vignettes
  • Paper & Pencil Practice Vignettes
  • AREvaluations
  • The Evaluator Workbooks
  • Personalized candidate support
  • Sold separately, a value of $1,732. You save over $600.

 

 

ARCHIFLASH DESKTOP

Archiflash Desktop is downloadable flashcard software designed specifically to help you prepare for the multiple-choice sections of ARE 4.0.

  • Immediate download, no waiting or shipping costs
  • Mac and PC compatible
  • Over 1,150 cards
  • Diagrams, definitions, drawings, charts, multiple-choice questions etc.
  • Detailed explanations
  • Study by ARE division or Content Area, i.e. Plumbing, Wind Forces, History
  • Create customized decks
  • Search for words, phrases or card numbers
  • Shuffle cards
  • Like the exam, study topics across multiple divisions
  • Email questions and comments directly from the software
  • Ongoing updates
  • Requires 90 MB of free space and registers to one computer

 

SOLUTIONS: UNDERSTANDING THE GRAPHIC VIGNETTES OF THE ARE

At 240 pages the Solutions book covers all eleven graphic vignettes and includes:

  • A comprehensive introduction to the vignette format, computer scoring, and more.
  • Considerations, recommendations and strategies for each of the 11 vignettes
  • Two sample problems for each of the 11 vignettes
  • Annotated passing and failing solutions
  • Vignette solutions are in color just like the ARE
  • Dozens of frequently asked questions
  • Fully annotated Directions, Program and Code highlights key issues
  • Time-saving tips and tricks
  • Potentially fatal errors
  • Ships to you via UPS

 

INSIGHT - DEMYSTIFYING THE GRAPHIC VIGNETTES OF THE ARE

Insight is Professor Norman Dorf's legendary 7 hour lecture covering every graphic vignette of the ARE, available to watch online anytime. Each vignette lecture is available to watch individually, through your “My Account” page at NALSA.com. The complete series includes:

  • Immediate online viewing
  • Video Vignettes, a 35 page reference document for all problems solved
  • A 40 minute comprehensive Introduction
  • Site Zoning Vignette: 19 minutes
  • Site Grading Vignette: 24 minutes
  • Site Design Vignette: 48 minutes
  • Accessibility/Ramp Vignette: 21 minutes
  • Stair Design Vignette: 28 minutes
  • Roof Plan Vignette: 22 minutes
  • Interior Layout Vignette: 45 minutes
  • Building Layout Vignette: 71 minutes
  • Structural Layout Vignette: 18 minutes
  • Mechanical & Electrical Plan Vignette: 38 minutes
  • Building Section Vignette: 34 minutes
  • Strategies, tips and short-cuts
  • Potentially fatal errors
  • Drawings, charts, diagrams, calculations
  • Hundreds of informative images
  • View each video up to 4 times total from 2 computers - never expires. One license per candidate. For group viewing click here

 

PRACTICE VIGNETTE

The NALSA Practice Vignettes are alternate problems to those provided in the NCARB practice software. The NALSA problems are different than those in the NCARB software. We have modified the Directions, Program, and Code requirements to create unique practice problems which require you to produce entirely different solutions. Solve the problems in this document using the NCARB software. The document is available to print immediately through your account and includes:

  • Introduction and directions
  • One unique practice problem for each vignette
  • Sample annotated passing solutions to each vignette
  • Sample annotated failing solutions to each vignette
  • 3D model images of each passing solution
  • Directions for submitting your solutions to NALSA for AREvaluations (grading)
  • Documents are to be printed. Available to view online up to 6 times.

 

PAPER & PENCIL PRACTICE VIGNETTE

The NALSA Paper & Pencil Practice Vignettes are documents that contain two unique sample problems for each of the graphic vignettes. The documents are available to print immediately through your account and include:

  • Introduction and directions
  • Two unique sample problems for each vignette
  • Sample annotated passing solutions to each vignette
  • Documents are to be printed. Available to view online up to 6 times.

 

AREVALUATIONS

Our exclusive AREvaluations are personal reviews of your solutions to the NCARB and NALSA practice vignettes. The only way to know how well your solutions have addressed the program requirements is to have them properly and thoroughly graded. Our graders will evaluate every aspect of your solutions and provide you with valuable feedback on each program requirement. The AREvaluations highlight exactly what you‘ve done right and wrong. Upload your solutions through your "My Account" page and within a few short days your AREvaluation will be available to download. AREvaluations provide the following:

 

  • One AREvaluation for each NCARB and NALSA practice vignette (22 in total)
  • Your solutions receive a Passing, Marginal, or Failing grade
  • Each programmed element receives an Acceptable, Intermediate, or Unacceptable evaluation
  • Identifies the elements of your solution which were successful and what mistakes to avoid in the future.
  • Valuable feedback
  • Turn-around time is approximately 2-3 days

 

THE EVALUATOR WORKBOOKS

The Evaluator Workbook helps you understand the 'how and why' of solving the NCARB practice vignettes successfully. You become the grader by analyzing different sample solutions to each vignette. Evaluate each solution as: Passing, Marginal, or Failing. This document is available to print immediately through your "My Account" page and includes:

  • Introduction and directions
  • Annotated NCARB Directions, Program and Code which helps clarify key issues
  • Six sample solutions to each practice vignette
  • A Solution Evaluation Form on which to record errors in each solution
  • Solution Evaluation Answer Key
  • Sample annotated passing solution to each vignette
  • 3D model images of the passing solution to each vignette
  • Document is to be printed. Available to view online up to six times

 

How do I use it?

For a step-by-step approach to getting the most out of all your NALSA study tools, download and read “Where Do I Begin.” To access your study tools, log in to your NALSA account and on your “My Account” page, click the appropriate image.

 

When do I use it?
The time to start is now! With the exception of the Solutions book which is shipped to you via UPS, you can access all of these items immediately and prepare to PASS THE ARE!

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