Before the Test

T-minus ten minutes.  Wayne stumbled in and dropped his bag on the desk across from me.

"Oh, man.  This has been the craziest week.  I've barely slept at all.  I feel like there's so much knowledge out there, and I can't make any sense of it."

Suddenly a glimmer of wit shone in his tired eyes: "I really need some scaffolding to help me understand the material."

I smiled.  "Oh, so if you had used abstract reasoning instead of contextualized reasoning, you might be better off?"

My friend James joined in then: "Well, transfer would certainly have been more flexible."

Wayne held up his hands helplessly.  "Stop, stop.  I'm so stressed out by all this banter, my amygdala is going crazy."

And it went fine.  Of course.