In November I decided that I wanted to sit for the clinical exam in December. A trusted colleague who is a Social Work Professor recommended LEAP due to their being known for having the highest rate of success, higher than other competitors. On November 28th I purchased all 3 of the LEAP online practice exams. I took the diagnostic exam and exam A without studying to get a baseline score and an idea for areas I needed to work on most. I am not suggesting that the way I chose to prepare is the best but this method has served me well in the past such as when I was preparing for a math test in college. Why? Because it reduces test anxiety & because it helped me mentally prepare & focus on answering questions carefully by identifying key words such as “Best”, “first” etc. When I took the actual exam on December 20th less than a month after purchasing the practice exam I was about halfway through the test when I decided that some of the practice exam questions were more challenging than the real exam questions (or I was just so well prepared & relaxed it seemed this way). I scored 107, 5pts higher than required in the state of Alabama, which may not seem like much but given the short amount of time I prepared I am very pleased. I have already recommended LEAP to other social workers I know planning to sit for their LCSW. I’m also going to recommend LEAP to my students as I teach social work part-time. Thanks for helping me achieve my dream of becoming a LCSW!