ARE Advisor Vignette Series

Welcome to the ARE Advisor Vignette Series!

As I’m sure you’re well aware, each ARE exam division is broken down into a multiple-choice section and a vignette section.

Personally, I feel that many people under-prepare for the vignette section of each test and that leads to many more failed exam scores than candidates realize.

ARE Advisor Vignette Series - Complete Package

Unfortunately, there are not nearly as many resources available for the vignette sections as there are for the multiple-choice questions. Like I’ve mentioned throughout the site, many different study guides and practice exams are available but these mainly focus on just the multiple-choice section.

In order to help ARE candidates better prepare for the vignette section, I’ve created the ARE Advisor Vignette Series! This series of 7 eBooks will guide you through the process of successfully completing the vignette section for that ARE division.

What is the ARE Advisor Vignette Series?

The ARE Advisor Vignette Series consists of 7 different eBooks that I’ve created to help ARE candidates prepare for the vignette section of each exam division. Each eBook is available for sale and download individually and can be saved as a PDF for you to access at any time.

Why did you create these eBooks?

Because I feel so strongly about the importance of the vignettes on the ARE, I wanted to create a simple step-by-step guide that walks you through each vignette.

NCARB provides a free practice vignette for each ARE exam division on their website, but does not do a good job explaining what you need to do. In the vignette series, I take each NCARB practice test and break it down into an easy to understand format so you know exactly what to expect come test day.

Is there a separate eBook for each test?

Yes, each ARE division has it’s own eBook associated with it so you can purchase the guides as you go. It’s important to remember that some exam divisions include multiple vignettes. For example, the schematic design vignette will include a breakdown of each vignette in the same eBook.

How do I purchase a vignette guide?

You have 2 simple choices when it comes to purchasing a vignette guide from the ARE Advisor Vignette Series.

First, you can scroll down below to the desired section and hit “Add to Cart” OR if you would like more information on that specific vignette guide, click the image of that eBook and you’ll be given more information before making a purchase.

Vignette Series Complete Package

For those of you looking for the best deal, the Vignette Series Complete Package is available to you. This package gives you access to all 7 vignette guides for $30 cheaper than buying them all individually.

Combined, this is a $130 deal that you can get for $99 if you purchase the Vignette Series Complete Package!

 

ARE Advisor Vignette Series - Complete Package

 

ARE Advisor Vignette Series - Complete Package

 

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The Vignette Series Complete Package will include vignette guides for all 7 ARE exam divisions:

  • BDCS Vignette Guide
  • SPD Vignette Guide
  • SD Vignette Guide
  • SS Vignette Guide
  • BS Vignette Guide
  • PPP Vignette Guide
  • CDS Vignette Guide

These vignettes are also sold individually but you’re best bang for your buck is to get the entire package for only $99.99.

 

Individual Vignette Guides

As previously mentioned, individual Vignette Guides are also available for purchase.

First, you can scroll down below to the desired section and hit “Add to Cart” OR if you would like more information on that specific vignette guide, click the image of that eBook and you’ll be given more information before making a purchase.

 

Building Design and Construction (BDCS) Vignette Guide

 

BDCS 01 - General

 

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The BDCS Vignette Guide will include:

  • Instructions for using the NCARB software
  • Analysis of the Ramp/Accessibility Vignette
  • Analysis of the Stair Design Vignette
  • Analysis of the Roof Plan Vignette
  • A step-by-step breakdown for completing all 3 Vignettes
  • Common ways that people fail the vignettes
  • Various tips and tricks for passing the 3 BDCS Vignettes

Click Here for more information on the ARE Advisor Vignette Series – BDCS Vignette Guide

 

Site Planning and Design (SPD) Vignette Guide

 

SPD 01 - General

 

 

The SPD Vignette Guide will include:

  • Instructions for using the NCARB software
  • Analysis of the NCARB site design vignette
  • Analysis of the NCARB site grading vignette
  • A step-by-step breakdown for completing the vignettes
  • Common ways that people fail the vignettes
  • Various tips and tricks for passing the site vignettes

Click Here for more information on the ARE Advisor Vignette Series – SPD Vignette Guide

 

Schematic Design (SD) Vignette Guide

 

SD 01 - General

 

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The SD Vignette Guide will include:

  • Instructions for using the NCARB software
  • Analysis of the Interior Layout Vignette
  • Analysis of the Building Design Vignette
  • A step-by-step breakdown for completing both Vignettes
  • Common ways that people fail the vignettes
  • Various tips and tricks for passing the 2 SD Vignettes

Click Here for more information on the ARE Advisor Vignette Series – SD Vignette Guide

 

Structural Systems (SS) Vignette Guide

 

SS 01 - General

 

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The SS Vignette Guide will include:

  • Instructions for using the NCARB software
  • Analysis of the Structural Layout Vignette
  • A step-by-step breakdown for completing the vignette
  • Common ways that people fail the vignette
  • Various tips and tricks for passing the Structural Layout Vignette

Click Here for more information on the ARE Advisor Vignette Series – SS Vignette Guide

 

Building Systems (BS) Vignette Guide

 

BS 01 - General

 

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The BS Vignette Guide will include:

  • Instructions for using the NCARB software
  • Analysis of the MEP Plan Vignette
  • A step-by-step breakdown for completing the vignette
  • Common ways that people fail the vignette
  • Various tips and tricks for passing the MEP Vignette

Click Here for more information on the ARE Advisor Vignette Series – BS Vignette Guide

 

Programming, Planning, and Practice (PPP) Vignette Guide

 

PPP 01 - General

 

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The PPP Vignette Guide will include:

  • Instructions for using the NCARB software
  • Analysis of the Site Zoning Vignette
  • A step-by-step breakdown for completing the vignette
  • Common ways that people fail the vignette
  • Various tips and tricks for passing the Site Zoning Vignette

Click Here for more information on the ARE Advisor Vignette Series – PPP Vignette Guide

 

Construction Documents and Services (CDS) Vignette Guide

 

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The CDS Vignette Guide will include:

  • Instructions for using the NCARB software
  • Analysis of the NCARB building section vignette
  • A step-by-step breakdown for completing the vignette
  • Common ways that people fail the vignette
  • Various tips and tricks for passing the building section vignette

Click Here for more information on the ARE Advisor Vignette Series – CDS Vignette Guide