Success Story, Balance is So Important

2020-02-07T17:02:24-08:00December 17th, 2012|Categories: Video Tips|

Balance is essential to maintaining our sanity. It's also an essential ingredient when preparing to take the California Supplemental Exam. Video Tip 011. I share feedback from Ian who passed the Exam last week including his advice about maintaining balance in his own life as he progressed through his studying. I'm also happy to report the [...]

Exam Security, Who’s Really Paying Attention Anyway?

2020-02-07T17:09:22-08:00August 1st, 2012|Categories: Video Tips|

Exam security is a serious topic and it's important to have an understanding in order to stay in the good graces of the California Architects Board.   Video Tip 008. I released CSE podcast Episode #58 the other day about Exam Security, but I am presenting the abridged version here as today's Video Tip because it is such [...]

Exam Taking Strategy: Project Scenario

2020-02-07T17:34:40-08:00March 29th, 2012|Categories: Video Tips|

Strategy is important when facing any kind of opponent, whether you're competing in a baseball game, climbing rocks in Joshua Tree, or playing chess in Washington Square Park. Without a strategy, your chances of winning decline.  Video Tip 006. You need to have a strategy before you show up to take the test on Exam day. [...]

Know Your Numbers

2020-02-07T17:38:47-08:00September 21st, 2011|Categories: Video Tips|

Albert Eisnstein was a mathematical genius. He loved working with numbers, formulas, and solving complex problems. We don't need to be Einstein to pass the California Supplemental Exam, but understanding the numbers that we will see on Exam day will increase our chances of having a positive experience.   Video Tip 004. I discuss the importance [...]

What is the difference between the B102 & B201?

2020-02-07T17:40:10-08:00September 6th, 2011|Categories: Video Tips|

Understanding a contract is essential for any business transaction. Knowing what you and the other party are agreeing to perform is paramount prior to beginning any business relationship. Video Tip 003. Knowledge of the AIA documents is essential for preparing for the California Supplemental Exam. I discuss the difference between the B102 and the B201, two [...]

The Specifications Overrule the Drawings….or Do They?

2020-02-07T19:27:43-08:00August 30th, 2011|Categories: Video Tips|

The contractor calls you about a high end residential project and says "the drawings are calling for wood base but the specs are calling for a 4" vinyl base. Since the specs overrule the drawings, should I install the vinyl base?" What do you tell him? Video Tip 002. I discuss whether the Specifications overrule the [...]

Update to the California Architects Board CSE Reference List

2020-02-07T19:44:31-08:00August 23rd, 2011|Categories: Video Tips|

California Architects Board is the best place to visit for general exam information and also to review their Test Plan. Video Tip 001. I'm very happy to introduce the first CSE Video Tip as part of a weekly series of video tips to  help candidates in preparing for the California Supplemental Exam. In this week's video [...]

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