Monday, April 14, 2014

Strategies for Passing the Social Work Licensing Exam

To pass the social work licensing exam takes a combination of social work knowledge, marathon focus (4 hours!), and having a handle on some basics of test prep and test taking strategies. If you're here, you already have and/or are developing what it takes!

The knowledge part is pretty straightforward. Know the Code of Ethics, DSM basics, etc. To build your focus, take practice tests (like the ones at SWTP) in four-hour blocks, recreating as best you can the conditions of the real exam. For test-taking strategies, let's look to the web. Here's just the tip of the iceberg of sites that aim to help you be the best test-taker you can be. There are plenty more where these came from. Have a particular question about exam-prep best practices? Search engines will usually cough up an answer. Or write us here. We're rooting for you! Okay, here are some sites to check out:
Think, how many tests have you already taken and passed? Dozens? Hundreds? Lots. This one may have higher stakes, but the basics are the basics, and you know them. You can do it. Good luck!

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