Am I Ready to Take the Test?

These exams are the closest in content and form to the real thing, compared to anything you can find anywhere else. There are three reasons why I often recommend that my students (potential test-takers) purchase and take one of the practice exams offered by ASWB. There are two practice versions of the Bachelor’s, the Master’s […]

Tools of the Trade

Different cognitive skills are required to analyze the “application” and reasoning” form of questions on the ASWB social work license exams. Do you know what they are? Do you have them? If not, how do you acquire them? Many people will take the test for the first time and pass. These individuals usually have a […]

The Anxiety Antidote?

It’s a rare person who can prepare for and take one of the social work license exams and remain pretty relaxed. Anxiety is a reasonable response to accomplishing a goal – passing the test – that is so essential to your career. If you have taken it and failed, then anxiety is likely to increase. […]

Yes, I can! Yes, I can!

Everything I know about helping social workers to prepare for the license exams, I have learned directly from my students. Recently, I was challenged to help a social worker who prepared diligently for the Clinical exam. She used PassItPro’s online course to learn and understand the essential content of the test, and did well when […]

Stay On Track!

I have written about the danger of “overthinking” in earlier blog posts. “Overthinking” refers to going off on tangents when you really should be trying to identify what the question is about, what concept is being illustrated by the specific test question you are trying to answer. Several responses recently posted on our Facebook page, […]

Red Light! Green Light!

Red Light! 1 –Don’t put your real self in the question or choose an answer that relates only to your specific agency, policies, practices, etc. Of course it makes sense to draw on your work experience but please, remember that this is a national exam. What that means for you, is that local practices, policies […]

What’s The Most Important Skill Every Social Worker Should Have?

I have recently worked with two social workers; both of whom were nurses before switching to our profession. Comparing the two roles helped me understand more about the skills social workers are best at in their professional activities. Nurses, for example, can administer medications, take blood samples, and perform many kinds of objective tests to […]

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