Project Integration of Program & Systems

Project Integration of Program & Systems

Postby JORDANARE » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:26 pm

Hi all-- Just got my score back from PPD Yesterday afternoon. I passed in 4/5 content areas but bombed Project Integration of Program & Systems. Looking at this, I can appreciate that this test seems to accurately assess strengths and weaknesses. 4.0 simply doesn't do this. I think 5.0, really tests more innate abilities and knowledge due to the required speed and lack of study materials. For instance, I am in good with numbers and code, and easily got a 1 in those areas.

However, for project integration/systems, It seems difficult to study for. Besides the obvious pond/building orientation questions (I got 4), which I still don't have a clue how to answer, this portion seems super graphic heavy, and requires one to organize/synthesize spatial information really quickly.....(Kind of the heart of what we do).

I'm always open to creative study ideas and as of right now, my next approach is to focus heavily on Site Design/programming for half the time, and spend some additional time focusing on some spatial/organizational drills as well as the demo exam.

Does anyone else have a recommendation?

Thanks!
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Re: Project Integration of Program & Systems

Postby tammy2329 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:26 am

Jordan, the Architect Studio Companion is a great read for integration of systems, as is the MEEB book as a reference guide for brushing up on areas you need more knowledge on!
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Re: Project Integration of Program & Systems

Postby JORDANARE » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:45 pm

Tammy,

Thanks for your feedback, I've actually read the studio companion cover to cover and much of MEEB. I don't think that it's a case of lack of knowledge, or even conceptual understanding. Looking at the ARE 5.0 handbook, you can see that these questions are designed as hot spots, and are more intuitive and in some cases ask that you synthesize information from (code, systems, site etc.) very quickly. I believe it's just a combination of being a bit unfamiliar with the software, and not being super strong in that single area.

I guess with these questions types, it's kind of like studying for a vignette (or that type of thinking) without all of the tutorials available, and without knowing the several different types of vignettes youll see.
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