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*potters about his classroom, writing a few last-minute exam instructions in his usual floaty glowing lettering in front of the blackboard*

With today's exams, my work for this year will be done. I wish. Ancient Runes students, I hope you all got enough sleep and had a nourishing breakfast this morning, because this is going to be good.

So, plans for the summer? Anybody going anywhere interesting?



[[That's right, the Ancient Runes final exam is here -- last chance (probably) to get house points from Bob this year! If your character's taking this exam, leave a brief comment with their name, House, and how well they do on the test. Grades will be on the usual sliding scale of D(readful) to O(utstanding), with points ranging from 0-5 points (second and third years), 0-10 points (fourth and fifth), and 0-15 points (sixth and seventh), plus up to five extra points for putting theory into practice.
Supplies:
Second year: full set of quills and inks of different colors, consistencies, and compositions
Third-year: chisel, holly oil, #2 brush; other supplies will be provided
Fourth-year through seventh-year: dragon-hide gloves, wand, full sets of brushes, solvents, and inks; other supplies will be provided

Exam topics:
Second-years: Elder Futhark; pronunciation and translation; drawing simple wards on parchment.
Third-years: other Norse rune systems; use of drafting tools to draw and letter more complex wards on parchment and wood.
Fourth-years: syllabic interpretation; acid etching of runes on stone; translating existing spells into and out of any Norse rune system.
Fifth-years: OWL-level -- this is a very major exam. Translating spells into Elder, Younger, and Anglo-Saxon runes and back again; creating multilinguistic ward stones; use of materials to imbue words with different magical effects than they would normally have. Bob teaches ahead of his year, so his students should be well prepared for the standardized test; grasp of the class-specific material will depend on how well they've paid attention.
Sixth-years: working with their chosen NEWTs language track (Semitic abjads, Egyptian hieroglyphics, or Chinese scripts); translating freely between English letters, ancient runes, and their new language characters; art as a supplement to lettering when symbology is uncertain; translate and defuse a dangerous defensive ward (which includes a chance of eyebrow singeing if not done correctly).
Seventh-years: NEWT-level -- another difficult one; translating simple spells into and out of their chosen language; use of all standard materials for runework and wardcrafting; imbuing written words with trigger-spells; preserving written material without destroying its magical components. Half-hour practical section to complete actual wards, bespelled writing, and preserved material.

Date: 2010-06-04 12:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rationalegoism.livejournal.com
Name: Marion Fiesse
House: Slytherin
Year: Fourth
Perfomance: Does very well on the test, with perfectly readable etching of the runes on the stones, mostly well flowing interpretation of the syllables, and accurate translations of the spells

Date: 2010-06-04 09:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
Marion gets an Outstanding for her performance, ten points for the test, and four out of five extra credit; Bob writes a "well done" on her test and suggests some practice strategies for working on the syllabic interpretation later. Woot!

OOC:

Date: 2010-06-04 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rationalegoism.livejournal.com
Just a little note for future reference (I know the art style isn't the most... telling), Marion is male. ^^'

Re: OOC:

Date: 2010-06-04 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
AHAHAHA! *headdesk* Very sorry about that. XD;;;;; Will remember for the future. Though I made that mistake, hopefully Bob didn't.~

Date: 2010-06-04 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donttelldaddy.livejournal.com
Name: Lili Rochefort
House: Slytherin
Year: 6th

Her language track is Chinese scripts. She does very well on the practical, and the translations went well too, with only a few minor mistakes. The art as a substitute doesn't go as well, as she tends to try finding a definitive answer instead. But even then, it's not bad, just...average.

Date: 2010-06-04 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
Lili achieves an O(utstanding), with 14 points overall and four for extra credit. She did almost get an E instead, so Bob refers her to some textbook pages and suggests a few books on conceptual art to bolster her understanding of the connection between images and language. Still, well done. ^^

Date: 2010-06-04 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gryffindorbraid.livejournal.com
Duo Maxwell - 2nd Year Gryffindor - Forgets his quills, has to borrow some, doodles a bit more than just wards, but gets them all right, messes up the pronunciation, but gets the translations perfect.

Tieria Erde - 6th Year Ravenclaw - has all his needed supplies, chose Semitic abjads for a language track, translations are perfect, no art, translates the war perfectly and defuses it with only minor singing on the paper, none to himself

Date: 2010-06-04 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
Duo gets some points off for being unprepared, but achieves an A(cceptable) and six points: three for the test and four extra credit for the translations. Not bad for his first year in Runes. :)


Quick clarification -- what is indicated by "no art" in Tieria's exam?

Date: 2010-06-05 03:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nadleehs-virtue.livejournal.com
For the whole 'art as a suplement' thing... he managed to write everything out without 'illustrating' anything

Date: 2010-06-06 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
LOL! Well, as long as he demonstrates understanding of the theory no points can be taken for that. Full marks -- O(utstanding) and twenty points!

Date: 2010-06-04 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] musiquejeunesse.livejournal.com
Name: Serge Battour
House: Ravenclaw
Year: Fifth

Translations are near-perfect. The more practical elements are also perfomed at a very high level. Displays a strong knowledge of the material as well as a natural flair for the liguistics-based discipline.

Date: 2010-06-04 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
Serge receives full marks: an O(utstanding) and fifteen points; he's aced his OWL! Bob is proud of him and adds a few notes praising his linguistic adroitness. ^____^

Date: 2010-06-05 07:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dofaye.livejournal.com
Name: Jules de Ferrier
House: Slytherin
Year: 6th

Working on the semitic abjads track, Jules has little trouble with this test. The only thing that particularly stands out about his work is that there is perhaps an excess of illustration, more because he enjoys it that way than that it's his only option.

Date: 2010-06-06 02:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
Bob notes that Jules might think about condensing his work a little more, but on reflection, his work gets full marks: O(utstanding) and twenty points!

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