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I tested my ideas for the very first time on bright
high school juniors. After a bit of introduction, I guided
them through “a game.” Here are some unforgettable
reactions written in the margins of the handout.

"Thank you so much for coming to share this with us. It is so amazing; I feel as if I’ve walked into a whole new world. This has been an absolutely delightful experience. Thank you!"
"This is sooo suspenseful! It’s the first time I’ve been on the edge of my seat reading something. Usually it’s a movie, but this introduction surpasses all of that!"
"Having you read it to us—as the author—helped a lot (reading the intro.) You do a good job of writing very interestingly w/o using big words. Even I was interested, and usually that is not an easy job. I really wonder how many people have ever thought about a second meaning.
"I understand your need to find answers and show them to others.
I like the colloquial style of writing that you use. It helps to maintain interest on an already fascinating idea. I like the idea of the game, and how you take the readers through your thought process.
I really want to thank you for sharing these ideas with us—I’m so amazed at your love for Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales. I really hope one day I can find a topic that interests me as much."
I admire you. and your dedication tremendously."
That makes you a very special and important person. Thank you for spending time to talk to our class. I feel very privileged to have known this information before much of the world."
I enjoyed the personal feeling of the writing. I felt like you were talking directly to me."