Topic: Discussing Study Plan With A Professor和教授讨论学习计划
ERRY: Have you decided what you are going to take next semester?
LISA: Well, I'm an English major, you know. So I came here to make sure I'm taking theright things.
TERRY: Good. I think it's a good idea. Our department should requiremeetings like this.
LISA: I want to finish my degree in four years. So I don't want to forget to take classes Ineed. I have a friend who has to stay incollege another year. She didn't know until recently. There were some classes she needed to take tograduate. She didn't know about them.
TERRY: Yes, that happens.
LISA: I brought my transcript（学生成绩报告单） from myfirst year. Here. And here is the listof courses I plan to take in the fall.
TERRY: Alright. Good. I see you've already taken six credits of yourbreadth requirements. You have onebotany(n.植物学) class and one chemistry class. And political science. So that's nine credits. Did you take EnglishComposition 201?
LISA: No, I don't need to. I took Advanced Placement English in highschool.
So I'm not required to take composition.
TERRY: Excellent. I see you have the 18th century poetry classfor next semester. And the modern novel class. You haven't takena Shakespeare class yet.
LISA: No, I thought I would take it later.
TERRY: Actually, I recommend you take Shakespeare sooner rather thanlater.
LISA: Well, I suppose I couldcross out the 18th century poetry class. I have to see when the Shakespeare class meets.
TERRY: Let me look at the timetable. Shakespeare meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:00 AM.
LISA: I can take it then. I have that time slot（时间空档）free.
TERRY: Good. I recommend it. Shakespeare is of course enormouslyimportant.
breadth requirements 美国大学中要求学生注册的专业课以外的课程
Advanced Placement Course AP课程是大学先修课，即在高中修读大学一年级课程。
Just as a glimpse(n.瞥见) inside a bedroom or office provides clues about someone'scharacter, so can a peek(n.瞥，偷看) at his music collection.
The question "What kind of music do you like?" is sorevealing (adj.能透露内情的，有启发的), it is the number one topic of conversation among young adults whoare getting to know each other, according to psychologists Jason Rentfrow ofthe University of Cambridge in the U.K., and Sam Gosling at the University ofTexas at Austin. What do your tunes(n.曲调，这里泛指音乐)say about you?
Fans of jazz, classical and other "complex" musictypically have above-average IQ scores.
Fans of country and Top 40 hits tend to be more conventional(adj.传统的), honestand conservative(adj.保守的) compared with fans of other genres(n.类别)."People who like country and pop might be more simpleminded (adj.率真的，头脑简单的),and that's not necessarily bad," says Rentfrow. "They just avoidmaking things unnecessarily complex."
Whether you can study or work efficiently while listening to musicmay depend on how outgoing you are. Background music can help extroverts (n.外向的人) focus,but tends to torment (v.折磨) introverts (n.内向的人).
Fans of energetic music like dance and soul are more likely toimpulsively(adv.冲动地) blurt out （突然说出口）their thoughts, compared with fans of other styles.