your international studies class is one of my favorite classes I’ve ever taken. It was also the most challenging but challenging in a good way. it was so different from all my chemistry and microbiology classes. it made me think critically and challenged me to question what i was reading. I was so nervous that it was so different than anything I had done in my other classes that I considered dropping, but I’m glad I didn’t. although some of the things we discussed were very abstract and difficult to wrap my brain around you turned the classroom into a very open and comfortable place to discuss ideas. It’s by far the most positive and encouraging classroom learning experience I’ve ever had. thanks to you I passed with and A and have a whole new appreciation for political science. thank you!