- Vienna, Austria
- 29 Apr 2008
I worked more or less the same way as squirrel.
During the course going by the (in my case extensive) course notes, highlighting stuff, commenting, or noting cross references to other parts, editing duplicate information (helps too!) etc. Used the net a lot for additional information.
For revision I used these books: 'Science in the Garden' (very good), 'Principles of Horticulture' (good, esp. on explanations), the Red Book, and the course notes (which really covered everything relevant re the syllabus!).
The Red Book I changed to kinda main manual i.e. I supplemented relevant stuff not in there - it's covered in scribling now.
I prepared Excel tables for compost mixtures, nutrients and -deficiencies, pests & diseases, feeding, and not the least, varieties (which are, of course, other ones as here in Austria, so mostly new for me) and so forth.
Examiners comments on past exam papers is exceedingly helpful.