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Are you having trouble picking your classes? Are you looking for classes that are fun and not too hard to pass? Then I have two amazing classes for you...Oceanology and Poetry for Beginners!
Yes, that's right, a class about oceans, and a class about poetry! Let's begin with Oceanology.Oceanology
is a class where you learn about the ocean habitat and the life in the oceans. Topics such as sea exploration and mammals in the ocean are discussed. The syllabus is below (taken from class website):
Lesson 1: Introduction and Sea Exploration
Lesson 2: Ocean Motion (Waves and Tides)
Lesson 3: Dolphins, Whales, and Sharks
Lesson 4: Fish, Plankton, and Coral
Month #5: Final Exam and Class Project
To pass Oceanology and get a quill is pretty simple. All you have to do is earn 150 points out of the full 300 points and do the final exam! The final exam is mandatory
. There is a points breakdown below(also from class website):
Homework: 120 points total
Extra Credit: 100 points total
Final Exam: 30 points total
Class Discussions (Check the class discussion area regularly, you never know when they could come up): 20 points total
Class Project: 30 points total
For any questions, concerns, or information, please check out the Class Forum in the HOL Forum.
Make a note, this is not a do-it-at-your-own-pace class. Each month there will be an assignment that needs to be completed by the end of the month, unless you have an extension.
Finally, there are the awards! The awards are(from class site):
- This is the first of three awards you can earn in this class. It is awarded to students for participation. To earn it you simply have to do all homework, extra credit, exam, project, and discussion.Underwater Expert
- This is the second award and is given to the top student of each house. One for Slytherin, one for Hufflepuff, one for Ravenclaw, and one for Gryffindor!Dive in! Award
- This is awarded to a first year who we feel has made outstanding progress and works their hardest.
Special Note: This class was at first taught by Abigail Chalmers and assisted by Serenity Thomas, who left the class due to personal reasons. The amazing Eno Kule took over with his assistant Zoki Phantom, but then Eno also left the class. With permission to take over, this class is now being offered again by me, Hermionie Miranda, and my awesome assistant Zoki Phantom. Thus, all lesson, assignment, and award copyright belongs to Abigail Chalmers.
For more information, check out the class website here
, and the class forum here.
Okay! Up next, is Poetry for Beginners!Poetry for Beginners
is a class where aspiring poets take their beginning steps to learn how to write poetry with four simple styles of poetry. Poetry lovers may also take this class to improve or use their skills to gain a quill. This class is being taught by Hermionie Miranda and assisted by the lovely Arnora Eleniel. The syllabus is below:
Lesson 1-Introduction to Poetry and Free-Style Poetry
Lesson 2- Couplet
Lesson 3- Haiku
Lesson 4- Diamante
To pass this class and receive a quill all you need to do is earn at least 120 points and do the Final Exam. Everything is mandatory
EXCEPT the class project. To figure out what you can do to earn your points, look at the points breakdown:
4 homework assignments-Each 30 points
4 extra credits-Each 30 points
1 class project-30 points
1 final exam-30 points
Each month you will have your assignment and extra credit that needs to be turned in by the due date which is the end of the month, unless you have an extension. The only thing you can turn in anytime is the class project.
Finally, here are the awards!Licensed Poet Award
- Given to those who have completed all the class work, and got a decent number of points on all the work.Modern Shakespeare Award
- Given to those who impressed me during the whole term.House Poet Award
- Given to the two top points earner for each house.Poet of the Month
- Given to one person each month for the best poem written for a certain month's EC.
For more information check out the class website here
, and the discussion area here.
Remember, for both classes, if HOL rules are broken, there WILL be consequences. So I hope to see lots of students in both classes!
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