The study guide that I put together for the PPP exam was a serious undertaking, but one of the best ways (that I’ve found so far) to cover all of the topics in the NCARB exam guide. I just started working on compiling a similar guide for SP+D, and while looking for resources on arefourm, ran across this link on member dwg’s profile. Fantastic! I’ve been clicking through the SP+D forum page, which is predominately vignette attempts, so it’s nice to find some helpful sources for the multiple choice portion (of course I’m sure all the vignettes stuff will be useful too). At the risk of sounding lazy, it looks like I’ll be able to grab a lot of the information I put in the PPP study guide for this one as well. Hopefully I’ll have it done by the end of this week, which will give me about two to memorize everything…minimum grade percentages I’m looking at you.In other news, I finally got around to partitioning and installing windows 7 on my mac again this weekend. After the great hard drive crash of late 2011, I never reinstalled windows as the only time I use it is for the NCARB vignette software and when I’m attempting to teach myself 3D studio max. I don’t know which program makes me pull my hair out more sometime. I’m looking forward to sitting down and working through the vignettes soon. It looks like I’ll need to dedicate quite a bit of time in the evenings to practicing these things!
I ran through the NCARB exam guide practice problems and the Kaplan practice problems and scored a 79% and 60% respectively. Not bad for a first attempt at either. While I know that I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me on this one, I don’t feel nearly as overwhelmed as the previous exams.