With a dizzying variety of ways to prepare for the social work licensing exam--content-focused books, video tutorials, live workshops, flash cards, etc.--you may wonder why SWTP landed on practice tests as the best way to prepare social workers to pass the ASWB exam. Here are just a few of the ways taking practice tests helps you get prepared to pass the social work exam.

Familiarity with exam format: SWTP practice tests help you get a feel for the format of the ASWB exam, including the types of questions, the time limits, and the overall testing experience. This familiarity helps reduce stress, anxiety, and confusion on exam day, allowing you to focus on the questions and providing the best possible answers.

Familiarity with exam content and how to apply it: Reading info-filled books which aim to cram an entire MSW program's worth of content may be somewhat helpful. Far more helpful? Jumping right in with practice tests to assess what you know, what you need to dig into further, and how that knowledge is used correctly answering the questions on the ASWB exam.

Identifying areas of strength and weakness: By taking practice tests, you'll be able to identify areas of strength and weakness in your knowledge and skills. This can help you focus your study efforts on the areas that need improvement, maximizing your study time and increasing your chances of passing the exam.

Improved test-taking skills: Taking practice tests helps you develop and improve crucial test-taking skills, such as time management, question-answering strategy, when to mark questions to return to later, how you tend to fare when going with your gut vs second-guessing, and on from there. The more you practice, the better you'll get at these skills, leading to a higher score on the actual exam.

Increased confidence: Taking practice tests can increase your confidence and help you feel more prepared for the actual exam. The more you practice, the more comfortable you'll become with all of the above (format, content, test-taking skills), leading to a higher level of confidence on exam day.

Taking practice tests is an essential part of a well-rounded ASWB prep plan. Ready to get started? Create an account with SWTP now (we'll send you our free study guide) and you'll be on your way.

Happy studying and good luck on the exam!

February 20, 2023
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