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RICS Assessment: How to Do Case Study Writing

Sofia Sienna
RICS Assessment: How to Do Case Study Writing

Before we tell you about the case study writing tips for RICS assessment, you should first know what RICS is. 

What is RICS?

The full form of RICS is the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. This organization promotes and enforces the highest professional credentials and criteria in real estate, land, building and infrastructure development and management. RICS professionals do a broad range of work.

Having known about RICS, you should move further to know about APC before knowing about the writing tips.

Case study writing tips for RICS assessment (APC):

You should follow the below-given tips and avoid mistakes for a positive assessment.

The whole APC (RICS assessment of professional competence) process, which includes the case study, is to show how you react to a brief. Therefore, you must keep in mind that your case study is about you and your achievements, not a technical explanation of a project.

Your case study has to:

  • Be based on a real-world project in which you were involved in or led on
  • Reflect on your particular APC pathway
  • Take the attention of the assessment authority towards the major difficulties on this project; analyze a range of viable options in detail
  • Explain why and how the final solution was picked

You should also avoid the following mistakes to enhance the quality of your case study:

  • Not having a clear idea of what the RICS assessment team is searching for
  • Being unable to identify and analyze the major concerns
  • Not giving sufficient related advice is also a major fault to avoid

Case study selection tips:

You must write a case study about a project. Besides that, you should also give a presentation and answer questions about it. It is because you will be giving a tremendous amount of time and attention to one project, and choosing the proper one can be difficult. The scenarios given below must help you in the process.

1.  Case study writing:

You have picked your case study, completed all the necessary research (or still doing it) and are ready to write. Unfortunately, there is not any secret formula, but the tips given below will help you make the most of your 3000- word description. You can make your life much easier by using a case study template. Besides that, they should have the panel anxiously turning pages and anticipating your presentation.

2.  Key issues:

Your case study will be based on the primary issues. So, pick topics that make it much easier for you to show your abilities.

3.  Issues vs. normal processes and decisions:

You must ensure that you are paying heed to problems instead of a decision you had to make. If working on a building project, for instance, deciding the form of contract to utilize is more of a typical procedure. The main problem is your client gaining access to the site late at night and poking about when nobody is present.

4.  Take your options into account:

Have some time to review your notes and consider the entire project before you pick your major issues. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Were there any abnormalities like an unexpected action or incident?
  • What was your toughest day on the project with its reason?

It can be tough to forget the times when you had to work hard in coping with the project.

5.  Have a different point of view:

You can invest too much in a project and lose sight of the forest for the trees. You should get in touch with a mentor or a workmate who is not involved in the project and have a conversation with them regarding it.

Their questions and outsider point of view can frequently help you in seeing things in a new light and bringing to light the most important problems.

Sofia Sienna
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