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LARE Prep: Study Materials

Section 3 Review Materials: Includes an outline of Section 3 content and helpful study tips.

Using Vignettes to Study: One Candidate’s Experience: An approach to using the practice vignettes to study for the Section 3 exam.

 Section 4 Review Materials: These materials were developed in conjunction with the Section 4 review session held in September 2012.  

 Contents include: 

  • LARE Section 4 Overview and Specifications
  • Universal Slope Calculator
  • Contours: Some Basic Rules and Considerations
  • Basic Surveying Terms
  • Soil Basics
  • Grading a Roadway
  • Flow Calculations
  • 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
  • Construction Materials

These materials were provided as a follow-up to the Section 4 review session held in September 2012. 

 Contents:

  • High Point on a Swale Problem & Solution
  • Site Layout using Coordinates
  • Pipe Underdrain Problem & Solution
  • Roadway Grading Problem & Solution
  • Roadway Site Distance
  • Storm Sewer Calculations (2 examples)

Sample Vignettes are available for download.  Two sample solutions are available for each of the vignette problems.  The License Agreement specifies the terms and conditions under which these vignettes may be used. 

These vignettes were developed for the past version of the exam, which included graphic sections C and E.  This content is now being tested through multiple choice, multiple response, and advanced item types such as drag-and-drop.  Since the content tested in the exam has not changed significantly, these vignettes will continue to be useful tools for exam preparation.  Use Section C items for Section 3 and Section E items for Section 4. Keep in mind that there is additional material from Section D that is included in the new Sections 3 & 4.  For more information on the exam, go to the CLARB website.
 

ASLA and CLARB have teamed up to produce a video overview of the computerized format for Sections 3 and 4 of the Landscape Architect Registration Exam. Using practice vignettes that were created for the previous pen-and-paper exam (below), the video explains how these same skills will be tested in the new computerized format.

ASLA has developed the following guides to assist in preparing for the exam and working through these practice vignettes:

Note: Print vignettes on 11X17 paper to ensure proper scale.

Site Design - Practice Section C Vignette 1
Vignette C1 Solution A
Vignette C1 Solution B

Site Design - Practice Section C Vignette 2
Vignette C2 Solution A
Vignette C2 Solution B

Site Design - Practice Section C Vignette 3
Vignette C3 Solution A 
Vignette C3 Solution B  

Site Design - Practice Section C Vignette 4
Vignette C4 Solution A
Vignette C4 Solution B 

 
Site Design - Practice Section C Vignette 5
Vignette C5 Solution A
Vignette C5 Solution B

Site Design - Practice Section C Vignette 6
Vignette C6 Solution A
Vignette C6 Solution B

Grading, Drainage, and Stormwater Management - Practice Section E Vignette 1
Vignette E1 Solution A
Vignette E1 Solution B

Grading, Drainage, and Stormwater Management - Practice Section E Vignette 2
Vignette E2 Solution A 
Vignette E2 Solution B

Grading, Drainage, and Stormwater Management - Practice Section E Vignette 3 
Vignette E3 Solution A 
Vignette E3 Solution B 

Grading, Drainage, and Stormwater Management - Practice Section E Vignette 4
Vignette E4 Solution A
Vignette E4 Solution B 

Grading, Drainage, and Stormwater Management - Practice Section E Vignette 5
Vignette E5 Solution A
Vignette E5 Solution B 

rading, Drainage, and Stormwater Management - Practice Section E Vignette 6
Vignette E6 Solution A
Vignette E6 Solution B