Enclosed please find my completed final exam for the East West Herb Course. I studied for the exam by rereading each lesson and related supplementary material. I retook each lesson exam, then compared it to the graded lesson exams returned from you. I did not use the open book method. I was thrilled to find how much more comprehension I had of the lessons on the second reading. Up until then, I was convinced that I hadn’t absorbed very much from the material. The second reading also convinced me that I’d made the right decision in choosing your course over the more singularly focused Western herbal courses. It was also very exciting to go through the test and discover that I knew more than I thought I did, as well as to be able to put together all the principles of what was covered by the lessons in trying to figure out the answer to a question, instead of just regurgitating the answer. Thank you very much for the opportunity to learn this material, and especially for the brilliant way in which it was presented. I’m excited at the prospect of what new things I’ll discover when I read the course lessons yet again! As you have said, this is just the beginning of a lifetime of herbal education. My involvement with this course over the past two years has been a wonderful experience. In addition to getting an education in herbalism, I feel that I’ve come to understand the world and human nature in a much more comprehensive and sensible way. Thank you for making this available. Kathryn Dagostino