Assignments: This is a ONE TERM class, following the general format of monthly lessons with corresponding assignments and extra-credit opportunities. There is a non-mandatory class project if you need to make up some points.
I like variety, so homework and extra credit assignments will vary from lesson to lesson. Some might be the garden variety type such as fill in the blank, other times there will be essay questions; you just never know. Blame my Aquarian nature!
In order to pass the class, you have to send me lots of bow ties (Why?! Because they're cool! And if you don't get the blatant Doctor Who reference, a pox on you :P) AND, more importantly, earn a total of AT LEAST 150 points out of 300 allotted to the class for the term.
Late Assignments: I understand completely that real life has a pesky habit of popping up and getting in the way of things; Merlin knows it's caught me more than once. So no harm, no foul there. Assignments are usually due at the end of the month; all I ask is that if you know you need an extension, please let me know at least a few days in advance if at all possible. There can be NO EXTENSIONS granted on Lesson 5 due to end of term deadlines. I don't need the Headmaster sending me on a permanent relocation trip!
Quills and Grading: One quill will be awarded at the end of the term for the entire course. Quills will be given to those students who have successfully completed the requisite 150 points worth of assignments (extra credit counts, yanno!)
Awards will be handed out to those diligent students who manage to get maximum points as well as other 'special' awards to those who sends the coolest bow ties! Just kidding, of course. There will be other 'specialized' awards given--just not based on the 'bowtie coolness' factor.
World Traveler-Awarded for earning a perfect 300 points Globetrotter-Awarded for earning 200-299 points Golden Passport-Awarded to the top student from each house Intrepid Explorer-Awarded to those 'standouts' in the areas of research or creativity Top Tourist-Awarded to those students who complete the Project
Of Utmost Importance: Please remember that Beyond Hogwarts is an HOL class, and thus HOL rules apply. And just like you, real life gets in my way sometimes. While I promise to do everything humanly possible to get your assignments graded and posted in a timely fashion, sometimes the best laid plans and all that. Again, if ever you have any concerns about anything, please contact me via HOL message (the link can be found by pressing the button found on the introduction page) or class email. Thanks!!