Your decision to take the final step to become a fully qualified architect and sit the Part 3 exam is a journey into the unknown. While the reward for success is a stimulating, challenging career in a highly valued profession with wide scope for specialisation, the sacrifices along the way and risk of failure can seem daunting. Fortunately, and for the first time, the Part 3 Handbook demystifies the whole process of qualifying, dispelling commonly held myths and offering genuine insight into what examiners really want. Written by an experienced practitioner and Professional Studies Advisor, and endorsed by the RIBA, the book concentrates on what is known as the academic portfolio, the separate elements that you will be assessed on in the Part 3 exam. Detailed guidance is offered on the key skills needed to complete the PEDR, written exams, the case study and the oral exam, highlighting by means of sample exam questions how both to gain and to lose marks. What it means to be an architect the professional, regulatory context as well as the skills needed to maintain your professionalism permeate the whole book, while useful appendices include the criteria (the syllabus), and a comprehensive list of schools and other providers offering the Part 3 exam. The Part 3 Handbook is an indispensable guide to current candidates or anyone considering undertaking the exam. Although not essential to be read from cover to cover, to do so will give you a friendly, reassuring and revealing overview of the entire process.