The Architect Registration Examination (ARE) was upgraded to a new format and structure when NCARB launched ARE 4.0 this past July. The latest version of the exam combines the graphic vignettes and multiple-choice content, reducing the overall number of divisions from nine to seven. Fill us in on your experience - What do you think about the change from ARE 3.1 to ARE 4.0? What has your method of study been for ARE 3.1/4.0? Did the transition affect you in any way? Share your tips, tricks, successes and frustrations.