hi there everyone, i was just wondering if anyone had taken the CA Supplemental Exam for the LARE since they've revamped it to a multiple choice, computer-based exam? I can't seem to find any study guides or practice exams, just wanted to know what your thoughts/experiences were. thanks.

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I'd also like to know other's thoughts on the new exam. I'm considering taking it and am looking for study material other than what is listed on the LATC website.
Sounds like we are all in the same position. Any information on the new format would be great. How does it compare to the CLARB exams? That would be good to know too.
Did you get any information regarding the Califonia supplemental exam?
i am thinking to take the exam soon, too.
I know this is an old discussion, but did any of you have any luck finding any good study info. for the CA Supplemental. Based on the list of things they give you in the brochure - some of it seems like a joke, and other parts of it not so much. Anyway - if anyone's taken it or has found a useful study guide and wants to share - that'd be great.
passed the exam this week.
make sure you prepare well. the fee is seriously hefty. you do not wanna retake it...

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Could be helpful
definitely read through all three multiple choice sections again...
Thanks Nanda, I can;t seem to get to the flash card link though, can it be made accessible again? thanks.

Hi there! I was wondering if the flash card link could be made accessible.  I tried clicking on it and it was password protected.  Thanks so much!

Nanda - I would love to be able to access the flashcards on flashcard exchange....but it keeps saying that they are marked to private...would you be able to share them. I take the CSE on Thursday ....have already gone through all of your other links - thanks much!!!!
Thank you so much for this information. I can't tell you enough how much I appreciated your advices...!
Good luck for your future. I am sure you will have a great carrear.
Best regards,

Congrats, and thanks for sharing!
thanks for the info. and congrat's on passing the test!


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