As many of the Hogwarts students know, words and rumors fly around the school faster than they brooms on the Quidditch Pitch. Apparently, there’s a lot of kids at this school that don’t know how to pass the easiest of classes. Here’s a few tips to get you through your seven years at Hogwarts with as little pain as possible. Enjoy!
There are way too many times when I hear a kid complaining about the homework that they don’t understand. Perhaps if they actually showed up to class, they wouldn’t have this issue. Go to class. Pretty straight forward, right?
After you show up, hopefully not looking like a haggard mess, be sure to at least look engaged (espresso will help, or give you furious diarrhea – know your limits, kids). Professors will always be looking for the students eager to learn, and are more likely to let mistakes slide. In the situation that this doesn’t work, you may as well stop reading, you’re hopeless.
Make friends… with the Professor.
This may seem difficult, with the eclectic mix of great professors that we have, but make an effort to get to know your Professor. Perhaps you’ll even share some stories. Talking with your Professor outside of the classroom will encourage casual conversation, and earn their respect. But don’t try this if you’re socially inept. That’s just asking for a disaster. I’m talking to you, Rudy.
Make friends… with your Classmates!
Some of the kids sitting next to you could be extremely talented in that subject. Find out who the good ones are, and make small talk! You could be able to exchange ideas, spells, and maybe even swap spit if you’re lucky (stay tuned for a future article). The point is get the smart kids to teach the dumb kids how to make magic (with their wands).
Don’t be the one kid that complains about doing poorly on an exam after you didn’t study for it. You’re at school, this isn’t a vacation. Your professors, friends, and colleagues will thank you for being competent in the future.
This has been a quick guide to succeeding while studying at Hogwarts (keyword: studying). I hope that my tips have helped you become a better student and a better person. Stay tuned for future articles, written by your favorite shady queen, Darci Russ, Slytherin.