The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Tips

A Useful Magic Training Trick
As you have probably noticed, certain magical schools, namely destruction require you to dedicate a lot of time and effort (and magicka) to advance levels. Well my trick is a way to advance levels quickly and effectively.

First of all you need to complete all of the recommendation quests for the mages guild so that you can gain entrance to the Arcane University. Then go into the Praxographical center (i think thats what its called) it should be on the left side of the university. Once inside, go and activate a spellmaking altar. Next choose a spell, for example fire damage, and set the settings to self for one second of one point of fire damage. Don't worry, this will hurt you very little. It should be extremely cheap and cost very very little magicka to cast.

Use this fire damage level and it will increase your destruction level just as much as any other destruction spell, but you don't have to use a spell that costs a lot of magicka and requires to be cast at a living target. You can also do this with any other Magic type.