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Sunday, April 18, 2010

What's left to do...

ONE MORE WEEK OF CLASSES and 14 hours of my internship. I've got my two biggest papers behind me. What's left for school: A PowerPoint/poster presentation for Clinical II, my field journals, a short paper about the field experience; and one final written exam.

What's left outside of school: my agency exam (4-30); and the LMSW exam (I will be compiling my packet and calling to register within the next week or so).

Think I'll finish the PowerPoint today, work on the rest of the agency modules, and take a day at the beach tomorrow. Then I'll finish up my internship (move into my new office) by Wednesday, and spend Thursday finishing up the field journals and paper.

I'll attend a class on Friday, and two on Saturday (including Clinical II, where I'll present my PowerPoint). Then no more classes, no more books (honestly I've already shelved most of my books!)....

We have a field instructor luncheon April 29. Our University is providing two LMSW prep classes (which is awesome!) and we had the first one yesterday. The second class is May 1.

I am happy to report that it feels really manageable. I hope you are in a manageable place, too.

~Ms. T. J.


  1. strongly reccomend contacting your local NASW office to sign up for their LMSW prep course....REALLY AMAZING! GOOD LUCK!

  2. I did get the booklet from ASWB also.

    This is an academic review for the exam, and it's free, so I will take it! It'll be about 6 hours of instruction, all told--3 of which I've already completed.

    I will look into the prep course you are talking about. Thanks!

    ~Ms. T. J.

  3. Ms. T. J., Congratulations on your accomplishments. I just read your story, "An MSW Student's Life: Spring 2010" and by changing a few characters that could be my own story. I am 42, just graduating with my BA on May 8th and I have been accepted into graduate school for social work. I look forward to learning more from your journey as I go forward in mine. I am taking my Upper Level Writing Exam on Saturday. It seems that other than relying on my writing skills there is not much studying to prepare for this exam. It is great to hear you are able to take a day to enjoy the beach. I am so glad I found your blog. Kelly