<-NARRATOR:-> Listen to a conversation between two students.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> I don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to summer break.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> I can't even think that far ahead...I've got so much to do before the end of the semester.
I've been feeling pretty stressed out lately.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Why? What's going on?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Well, I just have so many assignments...
I've got three major research papers to do-and they're all due basically at the same time...in two weeks.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Wow, three. That is a lot...and research papers take a lot of time.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Right. And between my job and classes...there just aren't enough hours in the day to get them all done.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Well, is there anything you could cut from your schedule?
I mean, you're working part-time at an office in town, aren't you?
Why don't you just reduce your hours there for a while...at least until you get the papers done?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> I guess I could tell my boss I need to cut back on my hours for a couple of weeks.
Ah, but, I don't know, I haven't been working there very long.
I don't want to make a bad impression by asking for time off already.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> What else could you do?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Well, another option is...I could get an extension on one of the papers.
I asked one of my professors about it, my history professor,
and she said it would be OK if I handed the paper in a week late. So
then I could just concentrate on getting the other two papers done first.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Oh, well that's great.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yeah. Only, she said she'd have to take a few points off the grade for the paper, since it would be late...you know, to be fair to the other students.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Oh, that's a drag. So what are you gonna do?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Uh, I don't know yet.
Briefly summarize the problem the speakers are discussing. Then state which of the two solutions from the conversation you would recommend. Explain the reasons for your recommendation.