ASWB Exam Tips: Spotting Absolute Language

ASWB Exam Tips: Spotting Absolute Language

July 17, 2023  |  aswb  |  tips and tricks

Remaining alert for absolute language is an essential test-taking strategy when taking the ASWB exam (or, really, any multiple-choice exam).



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How to Answer FIRST and NEXT Questions on the ASWB Exam

How to Answer FIRST and NEXT Questions on the ASWB Exam

July 10, 2023  |  aswb  |  tips and tricks

When encountering first and next questions on the ASWB exam, it's important to approach them strategically to increase your chances of selecting the correct answer. Here are some tips on how to handle each.



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The Process of Elimination and the ASWB Exam

The Process of Elimination and the ASWB Exam

July 6, 2023  |  tips and tricks

The process of elimination is the key strategy to correctly answering ASWB exam questions. You’re already doing it, whether you’re thinking of it as POE or not. But what is the best process for the process of elimination? Let’s take a look.



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How to Analyze and Answer Multiple-Choice Questions

How to Analyze and Answer Multiple-Choice Questions

June 19, 2023  |  aswb  |  tips and tricks

The ASWB exam consists of 170 multiple choice questions taken over four hours. Mastering the art of analyzing and answering multiple choice questions is crucial for success.



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Demystifying the ASWB Exam

Demystifying the ASWB Exam

June 16, 2023  |  aswb  |  tips and tricks  |  practice

The journey to becoming a licensed social worker involves successfully navigating the ASWB exam. It can be difficult to gather the basic information needed to understand what you’re in for when you sign up to take the test.



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Social Work Licensing Exam Study Tips and FAQs

Social Work Licensing Exam Study Tips and FAQs

June 13, 2023  |  aswb  |  tips and tricks

Preparing for the social work license exam requires diligent study and strategic planning. To help you make the most of your preparation time, we have compiled a list of valuable studying tips and FAQs in one place here..



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Making an ASWB Exam Study Plan

Making an ASWB Exam Study Plan

June 2, 2023  |  aswb  |  tips and tricks

Creating a study plan for the ASWB exam helps you stay organized, set clear goals, and ensure efficient and effective preparation. It allows you to allocate time for each topic, track your progress, and identify areas that require more attention.



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Active Learning for the ASWB Exam

Active Learning for the ASWB Exam

May 29, 2023  |  tips and tricks

Active learning is an approach to study that involves engaging with the material through various strategies to enhance comprehension and retention. It typically involves techniques such as self-assessment, reflection, and practice.



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Improving Memorization Ahead of the ASWB Exam

Improving Memorization Ahead of the ASWB Exam

May 25, 2023  |  tips and tricks

A major complaint from social workers preparing for the ASWB exam: "There's just so much to memorize."  It's true.



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Mindfulness and ASWB Exam Practice

Mindfulness and ASWB Exam Practice

May 18, 2023  |  tips and tricks  |  less stress

It's difficult not to get stressed out with the pressure of ASWB exam prep added to your days/weeks/months. Staying calm and motivated takes deliberate action. But what action? How about adding mindfulness practice to your ASWB exam practice routine?



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Managing Test Anxiety

Managing Test Anxiety

May 12, 2023  |  tips and tricks

Social work can be stressful. Preparing for the ASWB exam can be stressful. Put the two together and, for many (for most!), test anxiety is the result. It's a common problem, and one that's worth confronting to optimize exam performance.



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How long should you study for the ASWB exam?

How long should you study for the ASWB exam?

May 4, 2023  |  aswb  |  tips and tricks

The ASWB exam is a crucial milestone for social workers. One of the most common questions that social workers planning to take the exam ask is a simple one: How long should I study for the ASWB exam? The question is simpler than the answer.



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Top Mistakes to Avoid on the ASWB Exam

Top Mistakes to Avoid on the ASWB Exam

May 1, 2023  |  aswb  |  tips and tricks

The ASWB exam is a vital milestone in a social work career. But the exam can be a daunting experience--even the most well-prepared test takers can make mistakes that can hinder their performance.



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Should You Change Your Answers on the Social Work Licensing Exam?

Should You Change Your Answers on the Social Work Licensing Exam?

April 19, 2023  |  aswb  |  tips and tricks

You're done answering all the questions on the ASWB exam. But you've got a sinking feeling about several of your responses. Should you change your answers? The answer to that: It depends. Research on answer changing in multiple-



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How long should I prepare for the ASWB exam?

How long should I prepare for the ASWB exam?

April 4, 2023  |  tips and tricks  |  aswb

ASWB exam preparation isn’t a one-size-fits-all endeavor. The amount of time you need to study will vary depending on a variety of factors – your level of experience, knowledge of the material, and study habits.



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Managing ASWB Exam Day Anxiety

Managing ASWB Exam Day Anxiety

March 27, 2023  |  aswb  |  tips and tricks

The ASWB exam is a natural source of anxiety for many social workers. It's big, it's expensive, and it's not particularly easy. But you can pass it. Learn the material, run practice tests, take some simple steps to  manage your test anxiety--



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Common Myths and Misconceptions about the ASWB Exam

Common Myths and Misconceptions about the ASWB Exam

March 20, 2023  |  aswb  |  tips and tricks

Ready to pass the ASWB exam? Go in with a clear understanding of what's expected (and not expected) of you on exam day.



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Staying Motivated During Your ASWB Exam Preparation

Staying Motivated During Your ASWB Exam Preparation

March 16, 2023  |  tips and tricks

Preparing for the ASWB exam is, except for the rare few, a challenging and stressful undertaking. You may feel overwhelmed by the amount of material you need to study, anxious about the outcome of the test, or discouraged by your progress.



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Managing Your Time on the ASWB Exam - Tips and Tricks

Managing Your Time on the ASWB Exam - Tips and Tricks

March 13, 2023  |  aswb  |  tips and tricks

One of the most common challenges that social work exam takers face is how to manage their time and pace themselves on the ASWB exam. The exam consists of 170 multiple-choice questions that you have to answer in four hours.



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10 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Studying for the ASWB Exam

10 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Studying for the ASWB Exam

February 15, 2023  |  aswb  |  tips and tricks

Studying for the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam can be a challenging and overwhelming process, but it is, like it or not, the next step in your licensing journey.



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How Do I Pass the ASWB Exam?

How Do I Pass the ASWB Exam?

February 14, 2023  |  aswb  |  tips and tricks

The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam is the last thing that stands between most social workers and their desired social work license.



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How to Approach the Social Work Licensing Exam

How to Approach the Social Work Licensing Exam

July 22, 2014  |  tips and tricks

Here's a helpful page of tips for taking the social work licensing exam--or any multiple choice exam. Contains answers to lots of test-



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Social Work Exam Essentials: How to Prepare

Social Work Exam Essentials: How to Prepare

July 16, 2014  |  tips and tricks

Preparing for the social work licensing exam doesn't have to a grueling, draining, angst-filled misadventure. It can actually be somewhat pleasant--a learning experience, even.



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Ask SWTP: Should I Read the Answers First?

Ask SWTP: Should I Read the Answers First?

March 28, 2013  |  Q&A  |  tips and tricks

MC writes, "As it relates to taking the exam, would you recommend reading the answers first, then read the question?" Thanks for the question, MC. What seems to work best for most people is to read the question first--



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How to Pass the Social Work Exam

How to Pass the Social Work Exam

December 11, 2012  |  success stories  |  tips and tricks

Guidelines in an article from now-licensed former exam-prepper, Michele Bashkin.  Her bullets: Don't overthink the questions. They are not meant to trick you, and sometimes the right answer is obvious. Ask yourself at every question -



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Effective Studying

Effective Studying

December 9, 2010  |  tips and tricks

From PsychCentral, here's a list of 8 Highly Effective Study Habits (see article for details).  The list: 1. Adopt the right study mindset2. Know the class/exam expectations3. Choose an effective study location4. Have the right study materials5.



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Vignette Prep Help

Vignette Prep Help

April 3, 2010  |  vignette  |  tips and tricks

This applies only to the CA vignette exam. The thing about the vignette exam is that it's complicated.  Long vignettes, groups of long, similar answers.  Typical result while studying:  dizziness, confusion, frustration.  Solution:  Slow down.



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Vignette Countertransference

Vignette Countertransference

November 15, 2009  |  tips and tricks

You may have had this experience--some of my tutoring clients have reported it:  You read a vignette and you get sucked in.  The heartache, the pain, the misery.  It's all too much.  Your burnout meter goes into the red.



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Pause...Then Answer

Pause...Then Answer

November 7, 2009  |  tips and tricks

Here's a multiple choice test guideline that social work test preppers should keep in mind: Read the question, then, hit pause. Don't read the answers. Think about how you would answer. Okay, now read the answers.



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How to Get Your LCSW

How to Get Your LCSW

September 23, 2009  |  meta  |  misc  |  tips and tricks

...in a bunch of not-necessarily-easy--but doable--steps. I remember as I was first looking into the profession, nothing spelled out this process in a way that made much sense. Degree--which? Internships--what? Study--how? Hopefully this will help.



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The Perfect Social Worker

The Perfect Social Worker

March 1, 2009  |  exam day  |  tips and tricks

Just finished my 800th online test question (that's four of the five exams). Doing okay--not as well as I'd like--not yet test-ready. [Sigh.] On some questions, seems it's all too easy to get dragged into answers by personal experience--



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Safety First

Safety First

February 25, 2009  |  tips and tricks

Here's another oft-repeated rule of thumb that bears repeating:  What the board is testing for is basic competence.  That means that if you become licensed, they want to be sure you will do no harm. How do they test for this?



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Wisdom of the Licensed I

Wisdom of the Licensed I

February 22, 2009  |  tips and tricks

There's probably a licensed person or two kicking around in your life somewhere. Your supervisor, for one. How'd they get there? How'd they get through the test?



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Wisdom of the Licensed II

Wisdom of the Licensed II

February 22, 2009  |  tips and tricks

More pearls from licensed folk: If a question has cultural markers ("Your client is an Asian-Ameican who..."), then you are being tested on cultural competence.



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Wisdom of the Licensed III

Wisdom of the Licensed III

February 22, 2009  |  tips and tricks

This from a PsyD: The questions on the practice tests are the same as the ones on the exam. Run the practice questions over and over and over...and over. It's worth it. On exam day, you'll know the questions, you'll know the answers.



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Social Work Exam Attitude: You Know This

Social Work Exam Attitude: You Know This

February 11, 2009  |  tips and tricks

Here's something to try while running practice questions (or taking the test):  Pump yourself up by trying on a little attitude.  Think, "I know this."  Be smug about it.  The question is a waste of time, too easy, unworthy of the enterprise.



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