1. Why does the woman go to see the man?
A. To get details about postgraduate research opportunities at another university
B. To find out if alternatives exist to the biology department's summer program
C. To get permission to do an independent study project over the summer
D. To inform the man of a change in her plan of study.
2. How does the man respond to the woman's decision to study biology?
A. He is pleased by her decision.
B. He warns the woman about a potential problem with her decision.
C. He thinks the woman should wait a year.
D. He questions her reasons for making the change.
3. Why does the man mention several different branches of biology?
A. To suggest some possible research areas for the woman's independent study roject
B. To indicate that the woman will need to decide on an area to specialize in
C. To point out an advantage of the biology program at the York Institute of echnology
D. To encourage the woman to start thinking about which courses she will take next ear.
4. What is the woman's decision about doing an independent study project?
A. She will do one at the York Institute of Technology.
B. She will wait until the following year to do one.
C. She does not need to do one to graduate on time.
D. She will do one on a topic in mathematical modeling.
5. What does the woman say about receiving an incorrect grade?
A. She is unsure how to get the error corrected.
B. She is checking to see if the error has been corrected.
C. She believes it might affect her acceptance into the York Institute of Technology.
D. She is worried that her professor has not yet completed the paperwork regarding he grade.
Narrator: isten to a conversation between a student and heracademic advisor.
Advisor:What’s on your mind, Sara?
Sara:Well, I’ve been taking a couple of biology classes this emester, and I really like it and well, I’d decided I’d like
to change my major field of study and get a degree in iology instead of math.
Advisor:Oh okay. But you only have two more years here before ou’re scheduled to graduate. And you know that is
probably not enough time to take all the courses you eed. So, if you change your major you may end up raduating late.
Sara:Well, but you know the biology department summer rogram, the one just for undergraduates?
Advisor:Sure, but the application deadline has already passed.
Sara:Oh yes, I know. What I wanted to ask is, well, do you know f any similar programs elsewhere where I can take the
courses and have the credits transferred here?
Advisor:Okay. I see now. Well, a few of our students have attended he summer program at the York Institute of Technology n the other side of the city. Their summer program in the iology is a good one. They offer a variety of areas to
focus on like cell biology, marine biology, even iotechnology. It will all be on their website.
Sara:Wow! Sounds good!
Advisor:You could take two courses there this summer which ould apply to your degree here.
Sara:Oh, but I would need to take three to graduate on time.
Advisor:Well, maybe you can do the York Summer Program and an ndependent study project with one of your biology
Advisor:But many professors here have already left for the ummer, so you might have difficulty finding someone to
supervise you this summer. But maybe you could schedule up for next summer.
Sara:Now, that would work. I will do that. Do you know when the application deadline is for the York?
Advisor:It’s a week from now.
Sara:Guess I will have to act fast. But one thing. When I got mygrades back last semester, the grades from my
mathematical modeling class was wrong. It was lower than what I actually earned. My professor submitted the
paperwork to get it corrected but he said it could take us aweek before the right grade shows up on my official
records. What if York Institute wants to see my gradeswhen I apply?
Advisor:Well, if it’s not corrected in time, ask your professor towrite a letter explaining the situation and include it in your
application. That should be acceptable.