The first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, was released in November 2001
JK Rowling’s books have learned a lot about studying, preparing for exams, and dealing with exam stress
For many of us who grew up with the Harry Potter books and movies, it’s amazing that the first movie, Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone, released 20 years ago, in November 2001. At the height of the popularity of the Harry Potter books and film series, merchandise, themed birthday parties and obsessive crushes for Daniel Radcliffe were common. Not much seems to have changed.
While some older fans wonder how to keep the nostalgia for this magical world while being equal – after Harry potter author JK Rowling has faced backlash for his views on politics and gender – what can’t be denied is that we’ve all learned a lot from Harry, Hermione and Ron and their time at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Witchcraft. We have learned right and wrong, standing up for what is right, friendship and family. There was also a lot to learn about studying, preparing for exams, and dealing with exam stress. Here is a list of my learnings from Harry potter:
- Be ready on the first day of class. It’s always good to go through your books ahead of time and get a basic idea. You don’t want to be stuck in a class with a teacher like Professor Snape, determined to ask the toughest questions on day one.
- To take notes. Even though the course is as boring as the history of magic, you should take some notes so you don’t depend on your friends. And try not to doze off at such times, even though Ron Weasley might disagree strongly!
- Don’t just brag about theories. Learn how to apply it in real life. There is no point in being a class leader and the smartest person in school if you forget how to fight the devil’s trap when he attacks you while you are trapped fighting evil in your freshman year. school.
- Make your own schedule. Hermione taught us the importance of preparing and sticking to a schedule months in advance for the exam review. She even makes schedules for Harry and Ron in their OWL (Ordinary Wizarding Level) year.
- Don’t leave homework for later. One thing that is constant in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix are Harry’s stacked homework on the weekends. Taking a few hours a day to do homework never hurt anyone. Unless of course you’ve spent the whole evening in detention with Umbridge, in which case, I guess you’ve got bigger things to worry about.
- Take career counseling seriously. It’s important to know what topics to focus on and to continue when you have the choice. An Auror, a professional Quidditch player, or a role in the Ministry, Hogwarts students meet with their fifth-year house leaders to discuss topics to pursue in order to achieve their dream career.
- Play on your strengths. When preparing for a test or a competition, playing on your strengths is not only recommended but vital. Know your strengths and how you can use them in innovative ways. Professor Moody aka Barty Crouch Junior says this to Harry in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, proving that sometimes even bad guys can give great advice.
- As Harry and Ginny both learn the hard way with Tom Riddle’s journal, don’t blindly trust what’s in your book. Use your brain and common sense to guide you.
- Sometimes the content of your textbooks can change, as happened with the Defense Against the Dark Arts program at Hogwarts in Grade 5. At these times, and all others, it helps to read up on whatever you can get your hands on. Absorb multiple perspectives and theories. Form your own opinions.
- And finally. There is nothing that chocolate cannot solve. One of Harry’s favorite teachers (and my) teachers, Remus Lupine, taught us this simple maxim. Keep the chocolate handy.
Keep these tips in mind for your study sessions and you will succeed much like Hermione!
Last updated on November 25, 2021