Barsky's student guide can help you make the transition from liberal arts or general education to professional education and the practice of social work. Not only will it equip you with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to make the most of your social work education, it also makes the tasks of social work educators more interesting and fulfilling. Here you will find help preparing for the rigors of a social work program as you hone important skills such as critical thinking, professional writing, and integrating values with theory, self-awareness, and reflective practice. Once you have mastered the material in this book, you will be ready to take on higher levels of development. This interactive workbook will lead you to assess your specific educational needs, pre-empt problems, and develop strategies to ensure you not only survive, but thrive as you take advantage of all your program has to offer.