Developed and written by a past Examination Committee Member and a past President and Executive Director of the Association that produces the national licensing examination, the BSW manual is chock full of information for the licensure candidate. It is intended for those who are taking the BSW examination (in most states the B.S.W. graduate). Part one, The Inside Scoop gives you a brief history of the exam's development and teaches you how the examination is constructed. You are shown how to study for the examination and are given strategies for answering the questions. Finally, the scoring process is explained.You will meet Sally and Stu Social Worker who will give you hints as you study and help you to figure out the best way to score on the exam.
Part two is full of targeted content upon which the questions may be written. Included are issues of Social Functioning, Practice Theories and Methods, Areas of Specialty, Special Populations, Administration and Policy, Community Practice, Research Design, and those things that are of special importance to Social Work, such as Values and Ethics, Self Determinism, etc.
In part three, there is a practice examination, an answer key and an explanation of the key that gives you insight into the test makers. A list of suggested readings is offered.