by Nymphadora Hex
As you all know, once you have signed up for HOL there is a multitude of classes that you can try and enjoy.
The limit is five classes: five! Yes, yes, I know for those eager students like me it's not enough, but remember that teachers need a life too!
In this article I'm going to give you a little overview of classes I am taking and what I have learned so far.
The first class I am taking is Defence Against the Dark Arts for Beginners, which is taught by the delightful Professor Neville Prongs and his assistant Edmund Smethwick. If you want to learn about dark curses, dangerous beasts, and pretty much everything harmful, this is definitely the class for you! Worry not, my friends, the Professor is not a werewolf, a host for a certain dark lord or an arrogant fraud, nor is he a dark wizard in disguise or a power-crazed witch. As far as I know he is perfectly normal - or normal for us magic folk anyhow!
Defence Against the Dark Arts for Beginners is a perfect starting point for first year students. The page is easy to use and the professor and his assistant are always ready to lend a hand, so if your
My second class, second class, ah yes... Charms with the humorous yet intelligent Professor Ulol Kimil.
I have to say this class is a personal favourite of mine; not only does Professor Ulol Kimil provide us with an excellent and informative curriculum with a slight twist, he writes with his own casual and colloquial style! Every class has a unique assignment and a chance for extra credit. With Professor Ulol Kimil's creative flair, you will not merely study Charms; you will find yourself inventing charms, writing short essays, and allowing your imagination to run wild. It's genius.
The third class I am taking is Herbology which is taught by student teacher Zoki Phantom (who seems to have a hand in everything; what a hard worker!) In this class, students start learning about relatively harmless plants, their properties, and their uses by slowly progressing to Greenhouse 2, 3 and 4, which mark more dangerous plants.
As a tutor Zoki is friendly, helpful, and informative; and again enjoys creating unique assignments and extra credit tasks. Personally I couldn't think of a better teacher for this topic. It should be noted that lessons are jam-packed with information which Zoki Phantom delivers in a fun and humourous way, so if you desire a career as a healer or have a general interest in plants, this class is an essential!
The final class, which I managed to wrangle my way into is Roleplaying 101, taught by the creative Professor Rilla White. For anyone like me with a passion for writing, or just someone who wants to develop their imagination, Roleplaying 101 caters to all.
The forum used is a little tricky for first year students so I've found; however, this could just be that I am an idiot! Professor White is reasonable and kind and is willing to help students such as myself that have difficulties getting used to things.
She has created a series of threads that allow students (and even HOLers who are not studying her class) to take part in activities and roleplays. She has an archive of some of the best roleplays and teaches interesting lessons on how to create characters, how to roleplay (canon) style and so forth.
So, if you find yourself wanting to write, feeling creative, or just generally wanting to learn more, this is definitely a class to try!!!
There we are, guys, my first column. Feel free to let me know what you think, and comment on which classes you're taking and why you like them!
This is Nymphadora Hex, over and out!