Second Guessing Ravenclaw

December 12, 2013

Hello professor.

My name is Rose, and I was placed in Ravenclaw on Pottermore. I love the house, and I am glad to be here, but I am curious as to why I was sorted into Ravenclaw. To tell you a bit about myself, I am 16 years old, and a strong student. My hobbies include juggling, listening to music, writing stories, and reading about history. I suppose I second guess Ravenclaw because my test taking ability is not always up to par. I am excellent with exams in class that I study for, but I am not nearly as successful on standardized achievement exams; I have ADHD you see. I would like to stop second guessing myself, and I am hoping that your answer will help me. Thank you for your help! See you in class!


Dear Rose,

Welcome to Ravenclaw! You will find, I think, that there is more to having an inquiring mind than just doing well on tests. Many great wizards have ADHD and get along just fine at Hogwarts. Sometimes people with particularly active minds find it difficult to focus because they just have too many ideas to think about! It sounds like you are a creative and intelligent person, and all we ask is that you do your best. Ravenclaws are intellectually curious, and that is not always reflected in exam marks. I look forward to having you in class!

Warm regards,
Professor Flitwick