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#1 OFFLINE   Miley Munroe

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 10:29 PM

Hi well I was just wondering seeing how registration is going to start soon and I am entering my senior year in the fall and I would really like to move up a year this year. So I don't know how I'm going to do this and focus on my Senior year. Any advice or tips?

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 10:47 PM

I'm going to be starting my sophomore year of college this year (along with some of my upper level classes). My best advice would be to do one class per semester (ex: enroll for one for fall semester. And then one for Spring), and then do one or two in the summer.

#3 OFFLINE   Roxanne Weasley

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 10:48 PM

Well I really don't know but hmm you can just take three classes and not more than that. Then you don't need to be online everyday. Maybe three to four times a week you will be fine. Also without the rp's except your classes, you will not spend your time too much on HO. In less than an hour, I'm pretty sure you are done with your classes. Maybe you should take the easy classes but if you don't want to, that's okay too but I want to remind you that some classes requires journals and homework so you also need to do those. < Depends on the professor! smile.gif

Oh and that's ^^^ for moving up each term but if you want to move up in a year then go for the advice she gave you ^^^. I also agree with Prof. Rayasha vvvv There's classes that only requires you to post three times each lesson and just plain rping so not too much work.

Edited by Roxanne Weasley, 07 August 2011 - 10:53 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2011 - 10:49 PM

Take a divinations class. They are not only easy but all the professors are super nice LOL. I would know i hired them all for the divi area.... Seriously though be sure to stay in contact with your professors we dont bite, and we're always happy to help out in that kind of a situation

#5 ONLINE   Prof. Felicity Amello

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 11:30 PM

Herbology is also fun and fabulous!

-smirks at Raya-

#6 OFFLINE   Prof. Dakota Kane

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 11:36 PM

Potions Classes Taught by me tend to be easy enough for anyone to keep up with no matter how busy they are.

#7 OFFLINE   Miley Munroe

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 11:45 PM

Thank you so much for this. I'll try to do my best. smile.gif

#8 OFFLINE   Andrew Bishop

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 11:45 PM

I don't demand alot in my history classes either!

#9 OFFLINE   Nicholas Shwimmer

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 10:43 AM

Disagrees with all the professors who are advertising their classes tongue.gif (JK) - although I do have certain opinions…

Personally, I've been in this position before just with some different factors. Here's what I did (because it happened more than once). First take a look of how much time you'll be needing for RL and then see if you have AT LEAST three hours every three days (not an hr a day just bc daily schedules change). If its yes, then about two classes per term is a max. If its no then one is a max. If it's more than that then you might be able to push for a third class but senior year entitles a lot of stuff and I would recommend taking it easy.

If at any time you find that the work of keeping up with this is stressful for more than a week (in addition to RL that is), I would suggest backing off. If you PM your professors explaining how busy you are in RL I'm sure that they'll understand. Always prioritize RL first though (obviously).

#10 OFFLINE   Giselle DLisle

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 10:50 AM

Get admin access and move your character up when no one is looking...<.< >.> <.< >.> That was a joke... it worked in the old days though tongue.gif

Honestly? Muggle Studies and History classes are probably the easiest; I always made my potions class challenging just to be a rump (apparently B-U-T-T is now a bad word sad.gif ) xD; and Herbology is easy AND interesting.

#11 OFFLINE   Kaidence Peevison

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 02:59 PM

Well, I've been through this, and the only thing I can recommend is to choose classes carefully, and check how many characters you have. If you have just the one, you can probably manage about 3 or 4 classes a term, since usually you don't have to post in each every day. Actually, I'd say you probably have to post in every class about ever 2 or 3 days... depending on the professor. It also depends on homework, and what's up in RL.

What I did was take about 5 classes per term, but I didn't really rp a lot outside of class, to keep it easy. Instead, I rp'd whenever I had time, a relaxing week, or a long weekend. I like taking more than the 3 required classes so I can then spend a whole term doing nothing but rp'ing, and still graduate (ex. take 5 first term, 5 second term, can take term 3 off), but I used those for OWL and NEWT year. Still, like Nick said, watch your times, and if you need to, tell your professors how hectic rl is at the moment. Trust me, they're all super nice and they'll understand.

Anyway, hope I helped!

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 06:26 PM

Kaidence: Do you have to take 5 classes per term OWL/NEWT year? I doubt I could manage that. sad.gif

#13 OFFLINE   Shannon Harrison

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:41 PM

This is Kaidence, btw... didn't feel like switching characters...

You do not have to take any classes when you're taking OWLS or NEWTS, and can still graduate, as long as you have enough quills from the past ones. When you take your OWLS, if you have accumulated about 15 quills from all your past terms, you can still graduate, even if you do not take classes. It's cool, and I actually did it with the NEWTS (had over 21, so, didn't take any classes). Anyway, it's a way to slack off every once in a while and still get to graduate. I dunno if you wanna do it, or take the necessary 3 classes per term and that's it. It all depends on your schedule and stuff. You can sign up for 3, or even up to 9, if you wanna go on to the next year (2nd)! Depends on what you want.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 09:08 PM

How do OWLS and NEWTS even work? I am aware I'm sort of hijacking this topic, but I somehow am unable to post topics anywhere on the forum.

#15 OFFLINE   Heloise Rothschild

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 08:48 AM

Also has been through this before...

In OWLs and NEWTs, there are no official RP classes. All you have to do is go to the class website. There, you will see different links to different questionnaires - one per department (Herbology, Potions, CoMC, etc.) and you just answer the questions. There is, however, an RP part required on some but nothing too difficult. Anyway, just make sure you turn it over on/before the due date and you wait for the grade on your office. That's just OWLs, though. In NEWTs, things work pretty much the same way but you are made a topic here in the forum wherein you PM all the questionnaires and post the RP parts on said topic.

Hope that helps!

Oh, and my strategy in balancing RL and RP life is well, I just take a max of three classes on all my charries and I don't take up RP offers. Sure, it oozes down my charrie's level on the social scale, but RL is more important! Plus, when I missed out on some lessons, I PM professors for make up work. They can be incredibly understanding... when they want to be. tongue.gif

Edited by Nicole Jaycee Santivanez, 09 August 2011 - 08:51 AM.


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Posted 09 August 2011 - 09:05 PM

I've found with my older students that if you keep one class a term and pick up 1-2 more when your RL schedule allows you still move through your years in a decent pace and you have time to post for fun with you friends.

It never hurts to PM a professor before you enroll in a class and see what their class load looks like, many of us them will give you a very fair warning so you can pick and choose 3 easy ones. Both of my writers graduates did only one owl a term and let 5th year stretch out.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 02:41 PM

Hi Miley looks like we got the same problem. I'm a university student in RL and this year is my last semester, I have thesis (I haven't even started) and 2 more classes to finish. I feel helped when reading the replies on this post. Thank you everyone smile.gif

Edited by Sophia Bailey, 11 August 2011 - 02:42 PM.


#18 OFFLINE   Nicholas Volynski

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 07:36 AM

This question has been answered. Now being moved to the archives where it can be referenced at a later date. All new issues should be posted in a new topic.