Your friend is always late for appointments. What suggestions can you give to your friend to deal with this habit?
Being late for appointment is terrible habit and I do have two suggestions to help my friend. The first suggestion is "always be 5 minutes early". I heard this saying from one of my professor in US who is very famous. He suggested people always planned 5 minutes early than the schedule. Things change quickly; you should need at least 5 minutes to adjust emergence. Another suggestion is what I always do. I set my watch 10 minutes early than the standard time since high school, I used to be late for my class a lot, and one day I accidently set my watch 10 minutes early. Surprisingly, I was just be on time that morning. Since then I keep this habit and never change the time back.
Students can sit on assigned seat or different seats. Which one do you prefer?
I will definitely prefer to sit on different seats. It is a perfect way for us to meet more people and learn more skills we can't find on the text book. Firstly, sit on different seats means you will meet different people every time. It is exciting and attractive to get a chance to communicate with various types of students. You will have an opportunity to make some very good friend. One of my friends Linda is my classmate in philosophy class. Because we sit next to each other we became good friend. Secondly, we can learn to cooperate with people who have different personalities. People sit together usually assigned to be teammates and it is necessary for students to learn how to deal with different people. So that's why I prefer sit on different seats.
Student suggests university make textbook list available earlier because students can have more time to buy and do the reading assignments. According to the listening the man agrees. There are two chief reasons. First, the books in the bookstore are brand-new, so it's very expensive. And few used books will be sold out in a short period of time. if the textbook list is available earlier students can buy the books on the internet which can save a lot of money. Second, after the semester begins, there are a lot of work to do, so student can prepare for the reading assignments earlier if the list is available earlier.
The lecture talks about Procedural memory. One can perform action automatically after the memory is formed. The professor gives an example. when he was a child, he learned to play guitar and every day he spent a few hours on training, so he played well. Then for a long time he didn't touch the guitar, but once he take up the guitar and play, he surprisingly found that he can still play well.
The female student wants to take online Russian course during the summer vacation. But the course is cancelled for not enough students sign up for it. There are two chief reasons; first, she can take on-campus course, but she wants to go back because her sister has come back from China and she hasn't seen her sister for a long time. Second, she can take Spanish as an alternative, but she doesn't like it. I suggest her to take the first solution, because if she should follow her interest.
【讲课要点】：two disadvantages of living in groups for animals