W: Thanks for meeting with me, Dr. Pearl. I need permission to drop your class, Literature and Writing.
M: It's only the second week of class, Stacey, why are you giving up so quickly? We've only written one essay so far, and you won't get your grade back until next Wednesday!
W: I know, sir. But as a third-year engineering student, I don't want to risk lowering my grade point average by scoring poorly in a writing class!
M: OK ... What's worrying you?
W: I spent two weeks reading Great Expectations, and then it took me 10 hours to write the three-page essay. Well, engineering courses are easy but important, as we know. But a writing course ... I don't know. I'll just take a film class next semester, not hard at all –a two-paragraph review for each film. That will cover my humanities requirements.
M: OK Stacey, listen: In college, I was the opposite. Math was hard; literature was easy. But later, when I opened my coffee shop, The Found Librarian, located on the 15th street, math helped me!
W: Wait! You own The Found Librarian? That's our favorite coffee place. We get coffee and dessert there every week —and work on math homework.
M: Yeah, that's my shop. Stacey, let's reconsider. Success in life needs a variety of skills. Humanities majors need math. Engineering majors need writing skills. This writing class will serve you well. Go to the University Writing Center and sign up for free tutoring. Then stop by my office each Friday at 11 a.m. and I'll work with you. Together you can succeed in becoming a strong writer. A good deal?
W: Yes! Thank you, Dr. Pearl!
Q1: Why does Stacey come to Dr. Pearl's office?