Welcome to the Academics weekly assignment for the week of November 13th, 2022! These weekly assignments will give our Professors the ability to showcase some of their lesson ideas here on the website. Each assignment will be posted for a week, in which everyone will be able to read about the topic and respond to the assignment prompt. This week's assignment is "Divination - Bibliomancy" created by Elizabeth (ElizabethTheToad).
The assignment is as follows:
Bibliomancy is a form of divination that utilises books to answer questions or get a glimpse of the future. Any book can be used for this practice, but it typically needs to have some sort of significance to the diviner.
Unlike other types of divination, when bibliomancy requires having a clear question in mind to work. When the diviner has a clear question in mind, they set the book on its spine and allow it to fall open to a random page. Then, with eyes closed, they let their finger travel across the page until it stops.
Some take it a step further and only select books at random from libraries. Books that have fallen on the floor also are often used.
The most difficult part of bibliomancy is interpreting the passage given to you. Like all things, it takes practise before becoming confident in interpretation. Usually, passages don’t become clear until the future.
Find a book, it can be any book, but one special to you may work best! Follow the steps above with a question in mind to find a passage. What question did you ask and what do you interpret the passage to mean?
Please make sure to write at least 5 full sentences to get AC for this assignment! Your assignment must be entirely written by you and may not be plagiarized (including copying anything from online sources, books, or movie plots) in any way. Assignments must follow all PotterworldMC rules, which can be found here; assignments that do not follow all PotterworldMC rules will be subject to punishment. If your assignment does not meet the requirements, you will be unable to redo your assignment for this week. Assignments are due at 12am PST on Sunday, November 20th, 2022. You may submit as soon as you would like, but any assignments submitted after that time will not receive grades. You may receive up to 20 ACs for your submission. House points will not be awarded to any submissions. If you have any questions, please reach out to a Jr. Professor, Sr. Professor, Academics Advisor, Academics Lead or Head of Academics on Discord.
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