This sprung from being asked the question in the first panel.  I was sorely tempted to re-use the clip art from Couple Studying but it’s one of my few remaining rules I haven’t broken.  So I hunted up this clip, which in some ways is better and in some ways less realistic.

I mean, I can’t imagine any actual students this age having this conversation.  This would have to be some kind of enclave for the hypergifted.  These are like the Platonic ideal of students.

Oh well, when life gives you Platonic ideal students, use the Socratic method.  

What do I mean by that?