[00:00.00]NARRATOR: Listen to a conversation between a student and a professor.
[00:05.86]MALE PROFESSOR: Oh hi Melanie, how are you doing?
[00:07.94]FEMALE STUDENT: I'm good thanks. [00:08.99]I just have some questions about this paper, for your class. [00:11.96]Do you have a second to talk about it now?
[00:13.73]MALE PROFESSOR: Oh yes, no problem; [00:15.33]I have about 20 minutes before my next class.[00:18.44]Will that be enough time?
[00:19.99]FEMALE STUDENT: Yeah I think so. [00:21.25]Okay so the thing is, you know, okay I'm writing my paper on the history of jazz in New York City.
[00:27.87]MALE PROFESSOR: Alright, [00:28.73]well that's a pretty broad subject.
[00:30.85]FEMALE STUDENT: Well actually I'm focusing on a specific decade – the 50s – and on and I’m only doing it on a few specific artists.
[00:38.14]MALE PROFESSOR: Oh okay – because I was going to say that seemed a bit, ah, too ambitious for a 10 page paper.
[00:44.42]FEMALE STUDENT: Yeah. No, it's not the subject I'm having trouble with –[00:47.60]actually the paper is practically writing itself, [00:50.18] I mean I’ve got a lot to say and it’s going pretty well. [00:52.94]The thing is, I have this idea…that might make it better and I was wondering if there’s any way I could get an extension…[01:00.15]I mean I know it’s due next week right?
[01:02.84]MALE PROFESSOR: That's right, on Monday. [01:04.56] But I don't understand, [01:04.56] it sounds like you’re doing so well; [01:08.26]why do you need more time?
[01:09.65]FEMALE STUDENT: Yeah well, I could write the paper as it is and turn it in on time and it would be fine…
[01:15.75]MALE PROFESSOR: But…?
[01:16.33]FEMALE STUDENT: But I was just talking to one of my friends, whose family has lived in New York forever, [01:21.85] and it turns out that her grandfather was actually there in the period of jazz I'm writing about –[01:27.40]I mean he was a jazz musician and he actually, like personally knew the artists I'm writing about.
[01:33.16]MALE PROFESSOR: You're kidding! [01:33.97]Well that’s a coincidence.
[01:35.80]FEMALE STUDENT: Yeah, I know, it's cool, right? [01:37.54]So anyway, that's why I was wondering if I could get an extension, because I thought it would be really great if I could like, interview him, for my paper…
[01:45.05]MALE PROFESSOR: Ah.
[01:46.00]FEMALE STUDENT: But I don’t think I can meet with him until early next week, [01:49.52] so [trailing off]…
[01:50.60]MALE PROFESSOR: Ah I see, [01:51.78]well! It would certainly add a new dimension to your paper, wouldn’t it?[01:55.96]Have you talked with this gentleman yet?
[01:58.43]FEMALE STUDENT: Um, no, but I talked to my friend, just, you know ran the idea past her, and she said he would probably love to do it. [02:06.06] But, you know, he's busy until next week.
[02:08.21]MALE PROFESSOR: Okay well, yeah! I think that in this case we can definitely extend your deadline until, let’s say, Friday next week?
[02:16.45]FEMALE STUDENT: Okay that would be great.
[02:18.12]MALE PROFESSOR: But just to be fair, why don't you turn in an outline of your paper on the due date.
[02:23.00]FEMALE STUDENT: The outline... [02:23.85]oh that's no problem. [02:25.23]It's basically done except for the parts about the interview...
[02:28.02]MALE PROFESSOR: Oh yeah... the interview. [02:30.12]Could you have the questions ready then too...[02:32.76]the ones you’re planning on asking?
[02:34.57]FEMALE STUDENT: Sure, yeah I can do that, too.
[02:36.94]MALE PROFESSOR: And then I'll expect the final draft next Friday.
[02:40.03]FEMALE STUDENT: Okay great! Thanks.
[02:41.28]MALE PROFESSOR: Sure, I'm looking forward to reading it!