me: How am I supposed to help you study if I can’t read your notes?
Jack: I can read them just fine.
me: The printing is so tiny and all the words run together, plus I’m not able to see writing that smudgy and dark…
Jack: Well, I’ll type up my notes and then it will help me review them, and then you can use that to quiz me.
Jack: (later) Ok, here are the notes… just quiz me on this stuff.
me: Okay, what is it called when something passes through a membrane.
Jack: Don’t quiz me like that. I don’t know what I wrote.
me: Huh? Well, then what are the two kinds of transport?
Jack: Just read them like questions and don’t assume I know what’s under each bullet!
me: Ummm… Well then… What are the 5 bullet points under Active Transport?
Jack: Aarrrghhh! I don’t know. I didn’t memorize what’s under each thing!
me: How exactly am I quizzing you then? Sheesh.
Jack: It’s easy, just read what I wrote and phrase it in the form of a question. Don’t use “blank”, just use “what”.
me: Okayyyy… WHAT are the two kinds of transport?
Jack: Active and Passive.
me: Dude, it’s the exact same question from two minutes ago.
Jack: Well when you ask me the way I say to ask me, then I know what you’re talking about.