Lease this WebApp and get rid of the ads.
Professor Wright
Beginner Charms: Now You See It.
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:36
98.18.123.116

Gray was in a good mood as he entered the Charms classroom for the Beginners class. He had, in a decidedly odd mood, dashed off a short story back in early October, revised it with a fever in the middle of the month, and then submitted it to a journal. The thing had actually been accepted. Aside from resulting in extra money (which was always pleasant and welcome), it had also amused him – apparently, the key was working when he was mildly ill, because he thought he had done better work at other times and had much more difficulty getting it printed.

Since he had gotten something printed one way or another, though, he was in a good mood as he greeted the first and second years. “Hello, everyone. I’ve got your quizzes finished, and I was happy overall with them.” He picked a student in the front row and asked them to pass the quizzes back out.

“You may notice, as you get your quizzes back, that you don’t see any grades on them,” he continued. If they didn’t notice this, they weren’t paying attention, which meant he would have to a point wasted his time by marking all the quizzes, which had inspired him to create this lesson. They needed, he reasoned, this spell anyway, so at least he could make them at least briefly see their marks and his comments on this particular quiz. “By the end of class today, that should no longer be the case. Our lesson today is on the charm aparecium.”

He wrote that word on the board and underlined it with the chalk. “Those of you whose parents are witches or wizards have probably heard the word Apparate before. That’s a very advanced charm adults can use to travel instantaneously from one place to another. This spell isn’t much like that, even though they sound the same. They sound the same because they’re both from the Latin word for to appear. Apparition makes people appear in a new place. Aparecium reveals words that are hidden on a page – as your marks and comments are now on these quizzes. You have to tap your wand twice directly on the page and speak firmly and clearly, but remember – the more writing there is, the more effort it takes to reveal it. Your homework will be to copy out the comments I made on your quizzes and turn them in to me tomorrow.” At least he’d get some feedback through a few more heads than he might have otherwise.

“If you finish the spell and your homework early, start reading pages 112-115 in your textbook for the theory of the relationship between charms of appearing and charms of motion – or read that first if you find knowing the theory first helpful. As usual, raise your hands if you have a question for me and stay on task, and go.”

OOC: Welcome back to Charms! The rules are still the rules: at least 200 words, watch your spelling and grammar, tag me or flag me down in Chatzy if you need me, and more creativity will lead to more points. Have fun!

    • A Sea of Red to Meet the EyeParker Fitzgerald, Pecari, Thu Dec 7 11:01
      Quizzes. The thing Parker hated more than taking them, was getting them back. He always knew that the red marks would be there. Whether he was in magic school or non-magic school, the results of... more
      • Sorry to hear thatPeyton O'Malley, Crotalus, Wed Dec 27 16:23
        So far, things were going good for Peyton at Sonora. She'd made a best friend-well, okay, best friend outside her own family, so now she had three best friends-her very first day. She was... more
    • Quiz, right.Gary Harper, Sun Nov 19 20:42
      It was time for charms class once again, and as had become his habit, Gary got to class early. He took a seat in the front row of the class and unpacked his books, notebooks, wand and writing... more
      • I guess I don’t get a sticker...Jasmine Delachene, Crotalus, Wed Nov 22 13:49
        Jasmine was a less than stellar student, coasting along at solid As. She wasn’t exactly in danger of failing anything, as she leaned closer to the E side of the A spectrum rather than the P side, but ... more
        • Stickers are overrated anywayGary, Sun Nov 26 17:30
          Gary pulled his head out of his book as the Crotalus girl next to him sent a comment his direction. Apparently he wasn't the only one in the room having some difficulty with this particular charm. To ... more
          • If they have unicorns on them they’re notJasmine, Wed Nov 29 15:25
            Jasmine frowned slightly as she was accused of having faulty logic. She hadn’t been using logic . She been using hope, prayers, and optimism. Gary clearly believed in a rational world rather than the ... more
            • You may have a point there.Gary, Sun Dec 3 13:30
              Gary was taken back by her response to his analysis of the quiz situation. Was she mad? Luckily for him, she explained, and he could see her point of view. "That would make sense, and he may have... more
  • Click here to receive daily updates