Battling Test Anxiety

The Social Work Exam Tutor

Ok, so maybe you have the intellectual side of the test under control; you have your materials, your review books, and have taken as many online practice questions as possible.  But what if you’re a person that doesn’t feel that they test well, or are just feeling especially nervous as the day for your scheduled exam approaches?

First, an important note about the test:  The test is not designed to be a mine-field filled with tricks and traps to shatter the hopes of thousands upon thousands of doe-eyed grads and weeding most of them out to crown America’s Next Top Social Worker (TM) with accompanying agency assignments, dramatically edited reality-show clips, and commercial endorsements (I call shotgun on Apple and Applebee’s).

Instead, the test is designed to measure whether during our 1-4 years of grad school, through courses and integrated field experiences, we have the minimum set of competency to practice in…

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