So a few days ago I had my first diploma day at WSET headquarters. Apart from Level 3 and a few short courses I haven't really studied since school (having gone straight into the working world after A Levels) and even then I wasn't particularly good at it.
What I have always found difficult wasn't necessarily the subject matter but the actually studying. It seems strange to say but school never actually taught me HOW to study.
During Level 3 I started to develop an understanding of what worked best for me but just as I was finding my swing it was exam time.
It obviously worked well enough though because here I am now revising for my first diploma exam, which seems scarily soon seeing as I have only just done my first day - May 26th and I'm stressing a little about if my studying techniques are good enough.
I'm not quite yet back into the routine of things, partially I think because I'm a bit nervous about the scale of what I've taken on and having not been to Uni I've no experience of long term studying, so not quite sure to expect. All that being said, I've learnt quite a few new things already (my poor friends and family have already started to be bombarded with random wine facts) but if the rest of the course is as interesting as day 1 then I say bring it on!