Hi,

I have failed Exam 3, I used Time Saver Stds as my study resource, but did not use the reference book " Site Planning & Design Handbook" author - Russ. As anyone used this book? Is it useful and helpful to pass Exam 3. 

The last exam I took, I noticed a lot of questions on what drawing materials/plans to bring to a community or public design meeting. For instance, I think one would bring an existing site conditions plan and aerial photo. Can anyone advise me on what to bring to public meetings?

Peter Witke

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Peter,

Site Planning and Design Handbook covers multiple design topics not included in Time Saver Standards. Recommend your study materials be expanded. If you haven't been to the ASLA web site, there is free information for studying for the LARE 3 & 4 Exams under the Becoming a Landscape Architect tab. Also, LARE C information remains relevant. The question format is just changed. 

Materials to bring to a public meeting depends on the meeting purpose. Likely materials include Agenda, Site Plan, Context Map, Renderings, feed back/commentary forms and writing materials. 

Hope you keep up your momentum, build upon what you have learned and study more to retake LARE 3 again in December. 

Angela Woodward

UCLA Extension Instructor

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Angela,

Thank you for your helpful reply. 

I noticed that you are giving a workshop on 10/19/14 on Section 3. I would love to attend, but cannot. Is it possible for me to receive any handouts or practice questions that you may be using for the workshop, I will gladly pay for this. 

Peter Witke

Peter I too would love to attend but cannot.  Any and all material would be greatly appreciated.  

Danielle 

In my opinion this is a pretty good book to assist in exam prep for section 3.

Personally, as a Principal Level LA.....I find it sad, that there are several SENIOR LEVEL LAs out there who are capitalizing financially off of young LA's with their "expensive web site and prep courses around the Country.

I realize that younger LA graduates probably need some assistance in order to pass the L.A.R.E. exam.

I have mentored (2) different young LAs get up to speed on the "Grading" portion of the L.A.R.E. and did it Pro Bono.  Both of these young LA University graduates passed the L.A.R.E. exam and are both now Licensed Landscape Architects in their home States.  I remember receiving a LOT of assistance during my long LA design career....from very talented and experienced LAs and I felt the right thing to do is to "give back"....help younger LAs as they begin their careers.

More Senior LAs should be offering to HELP young LA graduates....and NOT trying to profit from them.  IMO, there are some "ethical" issues with Senior LAs earning big $$$ coaching LA grads to pass the L.A.R.E.

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