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Product Details

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC; Pap/Psc St edition (February 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609719824
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609719821
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Our Study Guide for the LARE Test Is Unlike Any Other

If you'd like to get the LARE score you deserve, to quit worrying about whether your score on the LARE is "good enough," and to beat the test taking game so you can become a landscape architect, then this might be the most important message you read this year.

Note that anyone can use our LARE Secrets study guide - it isn't just for members of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

Our comprehensive study guide for the LARE is written by our LARE experts, who painstakingly researched the topics and the concepts that you need to know to do your best on the LARE. Our original research into the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.), offered by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), reveals the specific content areas and the essential skills that are critical for you to know on the LARE. We've taken the information and developed a study guide that is guaranteed to help you be successful on the LARE.

Now, we know you may be skeptical, so let us give you three good reasons we can back up what we claim:

The Three Reasons To Believe What We Say

The First Reason:

Our company's name is Mometrix Test Preparation, and we have a team of standardized test researchers who have worked on developing our study guide for the LARE. The standards for who gets to work on the team are very strict- we demand the best for our customers, and only those who met our exacting standards made the cut. The dedicated research staff have years of combined experience in mastering the content and skills necessary to succeed on the toughest exams.

The Second Reason:

Some academic studies have revealed that test takers do not really benefit from the traditional test preparation process. But we knew there had to be a solution- if test takers were not doing well on the LARE despite high intelligence, there had to be a set of secret keys to the test that would open the door of success for these test takers.

We believe we have succeeded in finding the secret keys of the exam. What we found was surprising, and in some cases ridiculously simple once explained to the average test taker.

We put the findings together in a thorough, concise study guide that we believe allows any test taker, at any skill level, to improve his or her results dramatically with a minimum of effort.

The Third Reason:

We created the product in part because we were frustrated by the options available to test takers who really wanted to do well on the LARE.

A common approach is to TEACH the material, instead of TEACHING THE TEST. That's not necessarily good enough for the LARE- you have to know how to apply the knowledge. Most test takers already have a general knowledge of the material that will be covered on the exam.

One reason some test takers do well on the day of the test is that they have made the critical connection between the material they learned and how to use the material to succeed on the LARE.

Our guide addresses the difference between merely knowing the material and knowing how to use the material to perform on test day.

You're going to save time, money, and aggravation. You'll learn to avoid the mistakes and the bad strategies that you've been vulnerable to. --Just for starters, here are some ways our product can help your score on the LARE...

The Exclusive Test Taking Techniques

  • Explains how the LARE time limits are the #1 enemy of most test takers, and what you can do about it- You avoid falling into the many "time traps" built into the test, giving you an immeasurable advantage over those who go into the test unaware
  • Shows you super speed methods to get through the questions you know with ease- Saving you time so you concentrate on the hardest questions without rushing
  • Get quick, customized help for the questions you have- just send us a quick email and we'll get back to you promptly with the answer.
  • Keys to questions that "give away" the wrong (or right) answers- You get credit for some of the questions without really even knowing anything about them
  • Details the EXACT STUDY PLAN for the LARE that we believe gives the most results in the least time- No matter if you're studying for a week or a month, you won't waste the precious study time you have on useless activities
  • Our researchers are more than just academic theoreticians who understand the technical nature of standardized tests, but are also experts on test taking itself- they reveal the exact skills and the information you'll need to perform under pressure during the test.
  • A systematic analysis and the best breakdown into "plain language" of how to deconstruct and master complex problems- You turn the problems that most of the test takers will stumble over to your advantage
  • Learn why, when, and how to guess to your advantage. Many test takers use exactly the wrong strategy, but you can avoid the pitfalls with the help of our standardized test experts
  • The secret keys that "gives away" the right answer a lot of the time- You know the special "flags" and the specific "giveaways" to look for
  • Includes instructions detailing the best way for you to get started with your preparation efforts so you can begin the path of improving your scores immediately
  • The most efficient and accurate method for picking the right answer- You won't be scratching your head trying to read the mind of the test question writer, but will instead know exactly what to look for to pick the best answer
  • Our quick problem solving method for difficult problems- You speed right through these notorious time-wasters
  • Courteous, unlimited customer service is 100% free- if you need the product emailed to a different address, lose the product, or have any other difficulty- the help you need is just a short email away and our representatives are active 7 days a week helping customers
  • The research of our team of test experts is 100% independent and original
  • Our exclusive "calibration strategy" to help you never go too fast OR too slow when answering even the toughest questions
  • The 5-step process we've developed, what we call the "phased" approach, concerning the use of the various study aids and practice tests
  • How the problem of procrastination can kill your chance of success, and the most important thing you can do about it
  • How to know when you've studied as much as you need to for the exam- and the reason why we think some people should spend LESS time studying for the test
  • The Top 20 things you should take care of within 24 hours of taking the test- use the list we provide as a checklist to make sure you've taken care of the "little things" in addition to studying hard
  • How to predict the right answer before you see the answer choices- and how to prevent the wrong answers from "polluting" your mind and tempting you into a trap designed by the test writers --
  • Why answers that "sound" correct are often the very ones that are wrong- and how to tell the difference between the right answer and the many clever-sounding traps set for you by the test writers

  • Do you know what a "hedge phrase" is? Learn why looking for the key "weasel words" in the question can help identify the correct answer
  • Why "new information" in the answer choices almost always means that the answer choice is wrong- and the way to avoid this trick planted by the clever test writers
  • Learn to avoid this time-draining mistake on the test - why the technical terms you don't know can be a major stumbling block and waste precious time, and the way that you can work around them
  • The secret to using the contextual clues in the questions and the answer choices to make important distinctions between the right and the wrong answer choices
  • The two situations where you should NOT check your answers thoroughly
  • How to avoid careless mistakes by using the quick "double check" system. It will more than pay for itself relative to the time it will take you
  • Test writers will often quote directly from the question in an answer- learn whether this is something you should trust or avoid
  • Why "extreme statements" in the answer choices are dead giveaways for wrong answers- find out how to detect the subtle differences between reasonable answers and the answers that are almost always wrong
  • Learn how to group your answer choices into "families" that often narrows down the pool of correct answers- this is a quick way to immediately eliminate one or two of the answer choices and increase your odds of getting the question right

Now, you're probably wondering how and why we can do all the things we claim.

Let us explain.

Before we go any further, let us clarify what LARE Secrets is not. It is not a stale rehash of all of the things you have already learned in the past.

LARE Secrets is our exclusive collection of the tips and the information that we have specially selected to give you the best results on the LARE for the least time spent studying. It's written in everyday language and is easy to use.

We cover the 5 essential skills necessary to do well on the LARE, plus a comprehensive review covering your specific LARE test.

Don't take our word for it. Listen to what our customers say about other Mometrix test preparation products.

I purchased the Secrets file, and I just wanted to let you know that I got a 99% on my test. I just want to thank you again, and hope you have continued success in your ventures. Sincerely, Paul L.

My name is Chris. I used the Secrets study guide for five days. The study guide made the test so easy to understand. Like you said this program is worth 100's of dollars. To me 1,000's!! THANKS, Chris G.

I just had to thank you guys for the test prep! I bought the guide as a last minute prep, I mean maybe 5 hours before the test. Like I said, I had ZERO preparation! I was nervous about the test let alone receiving the score I needed. I read the guide through only once before test time and needless to say, the only way I passed was thanks to your refresher!! Brian

Just dropping you a note to let you know that I am completely satisfied with the product. I had already taken the test once and landed in the 75 percentile of those taking it with me. I took the test a second time and used some of your tips and raised my score to the 97 percentile. Thanks for my much improved score. Denise W.

I heard about your website from a friend. I am enrolled in a review course, and in hindsight, I wish I wouldn't have taken my review course and instead spent a fraction of the money on your program. Thank you! Zac L.

You get at least 10 times your money's worth! --When you consider what's at stake with the exam, we believe the value of our study guide gives you at least ten times your money's worth.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Hope B. on January 2, 2015
Getting a good secret goes a long way. This guide has five secret keys and includes several bonus study secrets. Along with that, you get up-to-date testing material for the exam. There are other extras, which include a video and other valuable assets all in an effort to produce the best test-taking results.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Connie B. on January 20, 2014
I have to admit, I wasn’t looking forward to this test. Tests aren’t easy for me, even when I have plenty of time to study. And for this test, I didn’t even know what to study. When I found this study guide, I had some hope for the test. I felt like the guide could prepare me and arm me with what I needed to know. The study guide had all of the right content so all I had to do was learn the information and I would be good to go. The guide didn’t stop with just the information, though. It also taught me HOW to study it, which was really helpful. And then, it even went on to give me test taking tips that would help me answer correctly, even under my nerves and the other elements that go on surrounding a big test like this one. Once I learned everything the guide had to offer, the actual test seemed kind of easy! I went into it highly prepared and I have this study guide to thank for that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T.W on February 25, 2015
This guide teaches you how to become a better test taker. Whereas, other guides just present the material, this study guide is all encompassing. It relates to you as a tester. It offers both practical and mechanical skills to test taking. The video on test day tips is good to have as well.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P on November 30, 2014
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This study guide is setup to basically define COMMON words within the landscape architecture profession. It was obvious someone (who apparently doesn't know how to spell or even hit "spell check") outside of LA put this together. It was also structured along the old Sections A-E format. Even in the RARE case that the book defined a helpful point, it did not elaborate so the reader could grasp the concept. The information was too vague.

I would not spend money on this material again.
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