Hogwarts Is Here!!

Well if you are a big fans of Harry Potter and have always been waiting for that acceptance letter from Hogwarts, you can do it through the internet now.

What with the advancing technologies and all, you can now sign at this fan-made website for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry through this website here and enroll in 7 courses provided at the low, low price of free.

But first of all, after signing up and receiving your acceptance mail in your inbox (probably in your spam folder) you can take this quiz here to see which Hogwarts house you belong in. I got Gryffindor, but I signed up for Slytherin anyway because WHY NOT. 

After choosing your house, you can start off by enrolling in a course or two, and if you are really free, just enroll in all 7 courses at one go.

It's best if you manage your time among these courses well though, especially if you are having real-life studies at the moment. 

Now, most friends of mine that saw the posts I made about this website on Facebook asked me questions like, "Is it tough? I am not really into this Harry Potter fandom but this looks fun."

Yes, this is pretty fun if you are the type of person that has time to deal with extra assignments and exams. I myself, in terms of Harry Potter fandoms, am a muggle. I did not read the novels and watched maybe only one or two movies from this series. 

After enrolling in the courses, you can start with the lessons and by the end of each lesson, you have assignments and quizzes. These are not compulsory unlike the finals which would be due in perhaps week 4 or 5 after the commencement of your studies. 

However, the marks you obtain for these assignments do contribute to your house points and may be able to push your grades a little for your finals.

The essays take some time to be graded, and has no deadlines, although some may require you to finish an essay within 30 minutes. Relax. The essays are not long ones. Some about 300 words, some within 100 words, things like that.

You may need a textbook to refer to for some of your assignments, but these are free too! At the beginning of the game you are given some 'money' so that you can start off with your lessons by buying the books you need. 

Well I haven't make any sense of this currency yet. But I think I still have enough to last me for a while. Apparently, if you do well in your exams and assignments you might get more deposits from the Gringotts Bank. 

There's a supply list in case you don't know what are the things you NEED to start off with. It's best you don't end up buying unnecessary things or you might be unable to start your courses in the future.

I'm taking two courses for now - Transfiguration and History of Magic. The assignments are easy once you read through the lessons and textbooks. This website is a little text-heavy but well, online classes. That's how things like this work. xD

Oh, right. Aside from all these studying things, you can also join a dorm with your friends and have discussions at the dorm chatbox. Similarly, group discussions can be held at the house's common room or among your classmates. 

If you are up for competition, you can try to complete as many assignments as possible and go up the ranks in the house leaderboard and also The Great Hall, where players from all houses compete against each other.

If you are interested, you can even volunteer as a professor, a graphic designer or a textbook writer, et cetera et cetera. It depends on whether or not the website needs such talent from time to time. They are short of professors though. With so many students enrolled in this school and that many assignments submitted by enthusiasts, why not volunteer as a professor if you are well-versed in the world of magics in this school?

And of course, if you do like this website enough, you can donate to this website so that they can upgrade their servers to run more smoothly for us students. 

I'm still trying to understand the nature of Avifors here and all, but hey, if you do end up enrolling in this school, add me there. We might be able to do some 'discussions' on assignments. 5 more courses to enroll in, CAN I REALLY DO THIS? CAN A MUGGLE DO THIS WELL??? Well, we will see, won't we? Let's hope that this website will be here long enough for me to graduate after a few YEARS. Still a first-year student after all. x)

To those planning on joining, good luck and have fun!

Nicki Sim

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