I think the time to absorb the material is important and it’s not just about doing the exercises in an academic way. How about doing the exercises again after a certain period of time to see if anything’s different? You can always supplement your studies with a lot of other material too, given that we’re doing the bardic course, how about reading as much Celtic-language poetry as you can find? Another idea could be to start learning a Celtic language or researching the culture and folklore of a Celtic area. If you look on the Bookshelf thread in this forum, there are some books that members have listed and reviewed that may be helpful too. Anyway, that’s just my advice, but I hope it helps and I hope you can find some inspiration there.
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