<-NARRATOR:-> Listen to a conversation between two students.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Hey Steve!
Are you ready for classes to start?
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Not really!
There is still a big conflict in my course schedule.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> What's wrong?
<-MALE STUDENT:-> This is my last semester, and I've still got two required courses left to take in order to finish my literature degree.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> [following] OK...
<-MALE STUDENT:-> I have to take both History of the Novel and Shakespeare, or I can't graduate.
Problem is the two courses meet at the same time.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Uh oh!
What are you gonna do?
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Well, I talked to the professor who's gonna teach Shakespeare.
He said I could do an independent study to fulfill that requirement.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> How would that work?
<-MALE STUDENT:-> I'd read the assigned texts on my own, do all the same assignments and meet with him when I need to, if I have any questions.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Well, that sounds like a good way to fulfill the requirement.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Yeah, plus it would be nice to have one-on-one discussions with the professor.
It's just that… [sigh] well, working on my own like that?
I am kind of concerned I won't be able to motivate myself enough to get the work done on time.
It is easy to put things off when it is not actual class, you know.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Are there other options?
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Emm, yeah.
I found out that the shaksper class is being offered at another university about half an hour from here.
That university has a really great literature program and our university will accept their credits, so
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> That's an idea.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Yeah, I am sure it'd be a good class and it'll fulfill the requirement.
Only thing is, you know, I have to drive a half a hour to get to the class and a half an hour to come back, three times a week.
That's a lot of time and gas in money...
Briefly summarize the problem the speakers are discussing. Then state which solution you would recommend. Explain the reasons for your recommendation.