What are the practice categories of social work?
Social work practice is broken down into three main categories; micro, mezzo, and macro. Micro-social work consists of direct practice with individuals or finals. These are the practitioners that take part in counseling sessions. Mezzo consists of small groups and communities such as small organizations or agencies, neighborhoods, or school systems. Lastly, macro social work consists of work on a large scale that affects communities and systems. This is primarily done through policy change. All levels work together to serve a given community or individual. Each individual is affected by the micro, mezzo and macro system in which they function in.
How do I write a good introduction?
Introductions are the first thing your audience will read regarding your paper. It should summarize what the paper will discuss in the order in which it will appear in your paper. Introductions are tricky, I suggest writing your introduction last! That way you already know what the content in your paper is. The content of your introduction should be what your audience should expect from your paper. All introductions need to have a thesis statement that describes the purpose of your paper. When figuring out how to put the thesis statement together, think about the questions are attempting to answer or the specific material about the subject you are gathering. Your thesis statement is the answer to these questions or information gathered in a single statement. Lastly, the intro should be only a short paragraph and should not state any detailed information or information not stated within the body of the paper!
I have trouble remembering all the information I need for an exam, it feels overwhelming. What can I do to help?
Studying for an important end of the year exam can seem daunting and overwhelming! A good way to study is by spacing out the study material over multiple days rather than cramming it all in the night before the exam! You can do this by sectioning the material to what seems appropriate (by lesson, class, subject, etc). Therefore, you can focus on small pieces of the test and master each section as you go! Start this a few days before the test, roughly 5. Spend each day creating notecards for your section to review later. As you write down the material your brain will be able to retain the information more in depth and you can sort out what you need to study more of and what you already know! Put the notecards that you feel confident in one pile and those you are unsure of in another pile. Do this day by day until all the material that will appear on the test is covered! The day before the test focuses on the note cards in the pile that you were unsure of. This will break the subject matter down AND make it seem less overwhelming! Planning is key!