Mock Exams - More Than It's Supposed To Be?
While most of us are relaxing in the cool weather that is now coming, the students of Hogwarts are in a frenzy of studying Charms, Potions, Transfiguration, Ancient Runes, Divination, Defence Against The Dark Arts - all in preparation for their mock exams. Some are not as worried as others, but there is a atmosphere of dread amongst the students as the days of their exams come ever closer and closer. Though they are only mock exams, the Professors of Hogwarts have made it so that the mock exam is almost as serious as a real one.
One of the many absurdities of these mock exams is the Defence Against The Dark Arts exam that has no actual schedualed time to take place. Saying that, "one of the keys of Defense is being ready to handle anything that's thrown at you," Professor Nymphadora Tonks - better known as her last name - announced that the D.A.D.A exam would take place at any time. Some students, being practical, ask for help from Professor Tonks with various subjects, such as one Theodore Nott, a sixth year Slytherin who asked for help with his patronus. While others, such as Millicent Bulstrode, a sixth year Slytherin girl, took on the more odd approach, by suggesting that the world might blow up and they would not be able to take such a ridiculously spontaneous exam.
Micheal Corner, a rather outspoken sixth year Ravenclaw, declared quickly that Ravenclaws need not study whatsoever, while the "Gryffindors and Slytherins might be nervous" as they "don't have the intellectual capacity" of the Ravenclaws. And the Hufflepuffs, as Corner said, are so "stupid, they should be worried." Outbursts such as these are a constant thing coming from Corner, and from many students, they have become used to it and remain uneffected by his slander - focusing on their studies instead.
Whilst we can assume that somehow the Professors know what they are doing, can we completely hope that our beloved children - who have gone through so much - must cope with the attacks of He Who Must Not Be Named and the stress of their mock exams?
We can only hope! Until next time, readers!
Rita Skeeter - Writing it as it is.