DADA-501 Lessons

I hope that you all found your break to be enjoyable and utilized your time wisely. If you have allowed your skills to get lax due to relaxation, I suggest that you get training immediately. As you all should be aware, you will be taking your O.W.L. examinations at the end of this term. There is ...

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Welcome back. I hope that you all have your notes from the previous lesson, because we will be expanding those ideas and continuing to flesh out Combination Spellcasting. That said, let’s not waste time today - so much time, so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that; reverse it. Combinat...

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Welcome back, students. I am sure that you will all be thrilled to hear that, today, we will move past the heavy theoretical work and begin again with spellwork. You will need your wands from here on out. Today, we will be covering two spells, analyzing how they work individually, and, of course,...

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I hope you all enjoyed your Combination Journal exercise from last week. I find that work like that, that places you in a scenario, forces you to think through the situation in a way that a theoretical question can’t. I also hope at least some of you picked up the gauntlet I threw down and ...

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I hope none of you expect this lesson to be lighter in terms of content. You may have to take your midterm examinations, but at the end of this term, you will be sitting through your O.W.L. examinations. They will be much tougher than any midterm I can create. Then, assuming you make the required...

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Congratulations on successfully completing your midterm examinations. For those of you who have completed the practice O.W.L. exams that were available, I will be grading those and returning them as soon as possible. It takes time to grade those at the same standard the Ministry will be grading y...

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Now it is time to begin practically applying the skills we have been learning throughout this term. Our remaining lessons together before you take you O.W.L. examinations, if you will refer to your syllabus, will be creatures that primarily engage offensive tactics to defeat and also require offe...

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Your O.W.L. exams are almost upon you. Soon, each of you will sit through a theoretical test of your knowledge of Defense Against the Dark Arts, along with participating in a practical examination that will test your ability to react appropriately in actual situations. I hope I do not need to emp...

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I hope you all have spent time poring over your notes and preparing yourselves. The O.W.L. exam is almost upon you and you will need every ounce of your knowledge and ability in order to do well. As this is our last lesson of the year before your exam, I have decided that I want each of you to ge...

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Defense Against the Dark Arts Year Five takes your education to a new level as we prepare for you O.W.L. examinations. We begin to cover offensive spell theory, covering concepts such as the structure of Combination Spellcasting, the technique and practice behind casting without the wand movement, spells that are most commonly cast offensively, and creatures that require offensive tactics in order to defend yourself against. We also will be covering more practical information that delves into the background of what we are learning. By the end of this term, you will be ready to sit your O.W.L. examinations. Enroll