Alright, students. It's time for this week's assignments!
First years, I want an essay reviewing the different hand motions of all charms covered in class, at a minimum of eight inches. Second years, again an eight inch minimum, but on building and maintaining magic within a wand. If you copy The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2 in anyway, I will know.
Third years, 18 inches minimum on the benefits of proper pronunciation. It may seem trivial and basic, but with the sheer amount of you becoming distracted by personal relationships, I feel it necessary to return to the basics.
Fourth, 16 inches on the pros and cons of summoning and memory charms.
For fifth years, I expect no less than 20 inches on the most commonly used offensive and defensive charms, and their various counter-charms. Try not to forget that your O.W.L.s are approaching.
Sixth years, 24 inches on nonverbal spells, any disadvantages and advantages the nonverbal charm may have, and how concentration and mental ability affect the power of spells cast.
And for the seventh years that have remained in charms, I want an essay on the charms you have found most useful over your time in Hogwarts, why you find them useful, how you have used them, and how they will benefit you in the future. There is no length minimum, but I expect you to cover at least six charms, and I will grade based on how much detail you put into your reasonings.