Listen to a conversation between two students.
Hey, didn't you get a new roommate recently?
Linda's her name, right? How's that working out?
Oh, Linda's nice, but,
well there's sort of a problem....
Yeah, our schedules totally conflict.
I like to do my studying late at night in our room, but she likes to go to sleep early.
So, unfortunately, my studying my typing on the computer is keeping her awake.
What are you gonna do?
Well, we've talked about it.
Linda has to get up early every morning for class, so there's nothing she can do.
So as I see it, I've got two options.
What are they?
Well, I could adjust my schedule... start going to bed earlier and doing my studying either in the morning or sometime during the day, the way Linda does.
So you'd change your daily schedule so that it's more like your roommate's?
Yeah... that way I wouldn't be keeping her up at night.
The thing is, I'm not really a "morning person" when it comes to studying—
so I'm not sure how much work I'd get done in the morning
or at other times of the day, since I tend to be busy then doing other things.
What's your other option?
Well, I could go to the library at night.
Do my studying there.
Why not do that... use the library?
Well, the thing is, I prefer the convenience of my own room.
The library's OK, but...
you know, I've got a really comfortable desk chair in my room and all my other stuff's there too...
my books, my notes...
the stuff I really need to help me study.