So far in the ARE process I’ve had a pretty good plan of attack. CDS/PPP/SPD all related and would be a good place to start, SS would be in the middle in case I bombed it, and I’d use SD as a breather or when things were busy and there wouldn’t be much time for study. It appears that my cunning plan has worked well, and now all that’s left in my stack of NCARB exam guides are BDCS and BS. The problem is, I never really figured out which order to take them…I just assumed that I’d figure it out later.
Well, later is now and as I read over the guides I’m not totally convinced of a proper direction to take. Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately) the subject matter for each was covered in courses that I really geeked out in at school, so I’m not facing uncharted territory in either case. I looked at the suggestions from a few of you and read exam order posts over at areforum, and my gut feeling is to go with BCDS.
I’ll give it one more day to think about, but I’d love to get it scheduled sooner than later. I’m planning on taking the next exam at the end of September, and then the final right before Thanksgiving. I think both are doable in the time frame, but of course welcome any thoughts that others might have.