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!
男:这只是上课的第二个星期, 斯泰西, 你为什么这么快就放弃了?到目前为止, 我们只写 了一篇文章,直到下星期三你才会恢复你的分数 . !
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!
我知道, 先生。 但作为三分之一年工程专业的学生, 我不想在写作课上成绩不好而降低我的 平均分数 . !
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.
女:我花了两个星期读了很高的期望, 然后花了我 10个小时写了这篇长达三页的文章 . 。 嗯, 工程学课程很简单, 但很重要, 因为我们知道。但写作课程…我愿意不知道。我下学期只上 一门电影课,一点也不难 --每部电影的一二段评论 . 。这将涵盖我的人文要求。
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.
女:等! 你拥有找到的图书管理员吗?那是我们最喜欢的咖啡馆。 我们每周都在那里喝咖啡 和甜点,然后做数学作业 . 。
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?
是的,那是我的商店。斯泰西,让我们重新考虑。生活中的成功需要多种技能。人文专业学 生需要数学。 工科专业需要写作技巧。 这样的写作课将为你服务好去大学写作中心, 报名免 费辅导。每个星期五早上 11点到我办公室来,我会和你一起工作。你可以成为一个坚强的 作家。一个好的交易吗?
W: Yes! Thank you, Dr. Pearl!
Q1: Why does Stacey come to Dr. Pearl's office?