"The format we have chosen to deliver this section’s topic, then, is fraught with irony and opens us to possible charges of hypocrisy. We are going to teach you about immediacy in one of the least immediate formats currently available: a printed book. To compensate, we will offer some format experiments to promote active learning as you read. A good teacher might refer to using devices such as note-taking templates or mind maps. Their goal in using such instruments is to make thinking visible. Having thought through where our lesson could go wrong for our leaners, our goal is similar: to help you see and surface your thinking at the times when such a practice will, hopefully, be most valuable to you. While we are at it, we are also hoping to avoid unfunny irony and possible hypocrisy – or the eventuality that you will stop reading altogether. With all of that off our chests, that somewhat winding road of a paragraph leads to our opening analogy."