Important Study Rule: Don't gloss over the glossary. Here are examples of common terms in the Real Estate as a Professional Career textbook glossary that cause trouble for some students:

  • Agent and Principal
  • Mortgagee and Mortgagor
  • REALTOR® and Registrant
  • Agency and Representation
  • Mean, Median and Mode
  • Market Price and Market Value
  • Rentable Area and Useable Area
  • Nominal and Effective Rate
  • Direct Capitalization and Yield Capitalization

Crossword puzzles are a fun way to help sort out these and other common terms when studying for the OREA examination. Originally created in ancient Egypt, word puzzles are just as engaging today as they were 2,000 years ago. Crosswords are ideal for online study because they encourage active, not passive learning. A lot of behind the scenes mental work takes place. Passit crossword puzzles require participants to distinguish between terms, recall course specifics and select the right words. Puzzles stimulate logical reasoning and the application of deductive skills when arriving at correct answers—important skills for all adult learners—particularly those having to pass OREA exams.

For those studying on a smaller screen mobile devices, we're now providing a comparable learning game called Lingo Loopers. Lingo Loopers focuses on the same common terms as our Crosswords. This learning game also reinforces the belief that: the greater the mental activity and recall; the better the learning process. Think of Crosswords and Lingo Loopers as great study games to consolidate your knowledge of terms. Feed your brain what it needs. Don’t lose valuable exam marks, play games that can help with your upcoming OREA exam.