Kate: I can't believe finals will be here in just two weeks. Once again, I'm not even close to being ready! You'd think that by now I'd learn how tp budget my time better.
Mary: welcome to the club! I was doing fine until after midterms. Then I took it easy. Now I'm paying for it. I have three research papers to finish in three weeks. Help!
Jason: you're not alone! I don't have any papers, but I have final exams and several books to finish before then. That's not counting all the review reading I'll have to do either.
K: all my friends are in the same boat. I'm going to have to pull quite a few all-nighters during the next couple of week.
M: me, too. In fact, (checking his watch), I really have to get going, you guys. I've got a hot date…
K: how can you have time for a date when you've got all that work to do?
M:…with the library.
J: oh, I see. Well, catch you later, Mary.
K: yeah, Mary. Call me on the weekend.
M: right. Anyway, see you guys later.
J: hello, Kate! How are you doing?
K: fine, thanks. How are you?
J: fine. How are your term papers?
K: on my lord. I haven't really started them.
J: how could it be? They are due two weeks later.
K: I know but I was busy with my part-time job the last few days.
J: kate, you know, I am thinking of getting a part-time job next year because I really need more money and I don't want to ask my parents for any more. But I'm so busy! How am I going to work and study? How do you do it? Do you have some good tips on budgeting time?
K: to be honest with you, Jason, I don't think I'm doing a very good job of balancing my schoolwork with my job. I'm always two steps behind. I've got to get back to the dorm and continue writing that paper. Say! Why don’t you talk to your advisor? And let me know!
J: my advisor?