A. To learn more about his student teaching assignment
B. To discuss the best time to complete his senior thesis
C. To discuss the possibility of changing the topic of his senior thesis
D. To find out whether the professor will be his advisor for his senior thesis
NARRATOR:Listen to a conversation between a student and his academic advisor.
MALE STUDENT:Hi, sorry I'm late, Professor Blaine.
FEMALE ADVISOR:No problem, Jim. So you've got some questions about your senior thesis requirement?
MALE STUDENT:Yeah, I've got a couple of problems actually.So, the first thing is, you normally write it during the first half of the academic year, right? In your final year of studies?
MALE STUDENT:But I have my student teaching scheduled for that time-I wanna teach high school English after graduation.So I really need to give that my full attention, and I just worry that I won't be able to if I'm writing my senior thesis at the same time.I mean, it's supposed to be 35 to 50 pages. That's a serious commitment.
FEMALE ADVISOR:You're right, but it really isn't a problem.
FEMALE ADVISOR:No, a lot of English majors get teacher certification.So we have students like you do their senior thesis after their student teaching.It works out well, because many students want to use a unit they taught as the basis of their paper.So you'll just enroll in a thesis seminar for the second semester.
MALE STUDENT:Well, that's a big relief. But it brings us to my second problem.I've really focused my studies on Old and Middle English literature.I'm even thinking about doing a graduate degree with a concentration in that after I've taught for a while.So I was hoping to do my senior thesis on Chaucer, on The Canterbury Tales, because that would obviously be useful if I do go on. But...
FEMALE ADVISOR:[Interrupting knowingly] Ahh, but Professor Johnson...
MALE STUDENT:Exactly, Professor Johnson is going to be taking a sabbatical to do research in France during the second half of the year.So, without him around, I'm, uh, not sure how I could do a senior thesis on The Canterbury Tales.I mean, the focus of his teaching and research is unique around here.
FEMALE ADVISOR:Yes, I understand. It would be difficult to do your paper without Professor Johnson around.Hmm. Would you allow me to try to sell you on an alternate plan?
MALE STUDENT:Well, you can try... but Chaucer's sort of my hero, if you know what I mean.
FEMALE ADVISOR:Well, I'm teaching a course on the literature of the Renaissance in the first half of the year.It'll meet late in the day, so it won't interfere with your teaching.And I haven't offered it in quite a while now, so I doubt you've ever studied that period on the college level.
MALE STUDENT:No, I haven't.
FEMALE ADVISOR:If you'd be interested in taking the course, I'd be happy to give you supplemental readings. And I'd also be happy to be your advisor for your paper later on.
MALE STUDENT:Well I've never looked at that area before, but I've always had an interest in it, so that does have a certain appeal.
FEMALE ADVISOR:Well, if you do decide to go this route, I would make that decision soon, and I would use this summer productively.After all, this is not going to be like taking an intro course.
So I really need to give that my full attention, and I just worry that I
won't be able to if I'm writing my senior thesis at the same time.
前面的对话说了一些为何迟到。接着说对于assignment有些问题。注意学生信号词several problem后面引出的具体信息 first half, won’t able to finish at the same time
B 选项是对文章核心动词time 的描述，是对全文主旨最准确的概括