Philosophy Exam vs. Award Ceremony


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    <-NARRATOR:-> Listen to a conversation between two students.
    <-MALE STUDENT:-> Hey Madison!
    What's wrong?
    I'm just struggling about what to do.
    I won an award from the Pacific Journalism Institute for an article I submitted, and...
    <-MALE STUDENT:-> [chuckling and interrupting] Doesn’t sound like anything’s wrong!
    <-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Well, it's a huge honor to win and there is an award ceremony they've invited me to attend, which I'm super excited about.
    But, and here is what's frustrating, I've got a philosophy exam that's scheduled to end right when the ceremony begins.
    <-MALE STUDENT:-> Uh-oh. You’re saying you’d just be finishing up taking the exam right when the ceremony starts?
    <-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Exactly.
    <-MALE STUDENT:-> But those ceremonies never start on time.
    They give long introductions, you know, have a general speech or something before they ever get to handing out awards.
    I'm sure they won't be ready to hand out your award right at the beginning.
    Just go when you are done with the test.
    You won't miss anything important.
    <-FEMALE STUDENT:-> [negative tone] Maybe, but that's a bit risky.
    I don't want to miss being there when they announce my name.
    <-MALE STUDENT:-> Well, have you talked to your professor about this?
    <-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Doctor Forester?
    <-MALE STUDENT:-> Maybe she'll let you take the exam some other time.
    <-FEMALE STUDENT:-> True.
    She lets people reschedule exams sometimes.
    But she always makes them take it a couple of days early.
    That would mean less studying time for me, which I'm not thrilled about.
    <-MALE STUDENT:-> [negative tone] Less time to study? Oh.
    <-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Like I said, I am still struggling about what to do.


The speakers discuss two possible solutions to the woman's problem. Briefly summarize the problem. Then state which of the solutions you recommend and explain why.


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