What to Expect on ASWB Exam Day – A Firsthand Experience

What to Expect on ASWB Exam Day – A Firsthand Experience

Is an upcoming ASWB exam date giving you the jitters? Hey, that’s absolutely normal! We’ve all been there. The unknown can be pretty daunting, right? But guess what – you’re in luck. We’re taking you on an insider’s journey of what you can expect on exam day.

Through this rollercoaster ride of emotions and the step-by-step breakdown of what happens on the day, you’ll get to equip yourself with the knowledge to kick the test day nerves to the curb. Ready? Let’s dive in!

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1) The Dawn of ASWB Exam Day: Pre-Exam Moments

That fluttery feeling in your stomach, the restless pacing, the constant checking of your exam essentials – sounds familiar? Don’t fret, we’ve all experienced these pre-exam feelings.

The Night Before

  1. Revise, But Don’t Cram: It’s important to review your materials and notes briefly, but cramming isn’t your friend. Your brain needs some rest to perform at its peak.
  2. Pack Your Essentials: ID, admission ticket, snacks, water. Check, double-check, and triple-check.
  3. Get Some Shut-Eye: A good night’s sleep is your secret weapon. Don’t let the anxiety rob you of it!

The Morning Of

  1. Fuel Up: Breakfast is very important! Don’t let hunger distract you during the exam.
  2. Leave Early: Traffic, lost items, last-minute nerves – they happen. Factor them in your travel time.

Read our post on Last Minute Tips to ensure you’re ready!

2) Inside the Exam Room: The Real Deal

Now, let’s get to the details. What happens inside the exam room?

The Start of the Exam

  • Verify Your Identity: Present your ID and admission ticket.
  • Review the Guidelines: Listen to the proctor, know the dos and don’ts.
  • Start with Calm: Take a deep breath, start your test, and remember – it’s just an exam.

Looking for ways to manage test anxiety? Read our post here: 5 Strategies To Overcome Test Anxiety During ASWB Exam Preparation

During the Exam

Pace Yourself: It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Manage your time well.
Don’t Obsess Over Tough Questions: Stuck? It’s okay to move on and come back to it later.

Should you change your answers? To Switch Or Not To Switch: Should You Change Your Answers On The ASWB Exam?

The End of the Exam

Review Your Answers: If time permits, go back and review. Maybe you’ll catch a mistake or two!
Submit Your Exam: Done? Hit that submit button and wait for your results.

3) After the Exam: The Post-Game Analysis

Once the exam is over, the post-exam buzz kicks in. Here’s a snapshot:

If You Pass: The moment you step out after passing, you’ll be flooded with relief. Congrats! You’ve tackled the giant.

If You Fail: Save your results sheet! It’s the key to figuring out where you need to study more to pass your next time around.

Read our post on how to make the most of your exam results sheet: Understanding ASWB Exam Results: What Your Score Means

Looking for more content and exam strategies? Agents of Change includes 30+ topics, hundreds of practice questions, and 2 live study groups per month.

4) FAQs

Q: What time should I arrive for the ASWB Exam?
A: Aim to arrive at least 30 minutes early. It helps you settle in and deal with any last-minute hiccups and helps you avoid spiking your nerves.

Q: Can I take breaks during the ASWB Exam?
A: Yes, but the clock keeps ticking. Plan your breaks wisely. our exam duration is fixed, and any breaks you take are part of that allotted time. Therefore, it’s critical to plan your breaks wisely. For instance, if you need a restroom break, try to combine it with a quick stretch or a snack break to maximize your time efficiency. Also, keep in mind that frequent or prolonged breaks can disrupt your flow and concentration, so strive for a balance that works best for you.

Q: Is it normal to feel overwhelmed by the ASWB exam content?
A: Absolutely! It’s normal to find some questions challenging. Don’t panic, skip them for the time being, and come back later. Remember, it’s not just a test of your knowledge but also your endurance and test-taking skills. Don’t beat yourself up; instead, use strategic study techniques like those mentioned above to tackle challenging areas. Manage your anxiety with our tips here: 5 Strategies To Overcome Test Anxiety During ASWB Exam Preparation

5) Conclusion

So, there you have it – the insider’s scoop on what to expect on ASWB exam day. From the pre-exam jitters to the sweet relief post-exam, now you know exactly what lies ahead. Don’t let the fear of the unknown hold you back. Remember, you’re much more capable than you think.

And remember, this isn’t just about passing an exam; it’s about the journey, the learnings, and the growth you experience along the way. You’re on your way to making a difference.

The ASWB exam might be daunting, but with the right approach, you’ll be turning those fears into a winning score. You’ve got this and Agents of Change is here to help!


► Learn more about the Agents of Change course here: https://agentsofchangeprep.com

About the Instructor, Meagan Mitchell: Meagan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been providing individualized and group test prep for the ASWB for over five years. From all of this experience helping others pass their exams, she created the Agents of Change course to help you prepare for and pass the ASWB exam!

Find more from Agents of Change here:

► Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aswbtestprep

► Podcast: https://anchor.fm/agents-of-change-sw

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Disclaimer: This content has been made available for informational and educational purposes only. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or clinical advice, diagnosis, or treatment


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