In architecture ideas need to be communicated visually and the fastest method and probably the best one too for idea expression is sketching. Yet many new architectural students who are just starting lack the natural ability to create such a sketch. They will need to rely on mentors to explain the basics of sketching which will take time if such mentors are found at all. It is easy to get disheartened when you produce a couple of rubbish sketches, that are out of proportion and look a bit weird. Don’t worry, you must keep at it, and know that it does take a bit of time to find your groove, but when you do it is great to have that confidence in your ability for your course and career.