Task1. If one of your friends wants to transfer major from business to music, what advice would you give him?
I would give my friend the following suggestions. First of all, I would have a nice conversation with my friend. I would put forward a couple questions that I concern to see if he really had thought it through, like what is the biggest trouble of learning business, how much do you love music, do you have any plans for future career, things like that. If he has made up his mind to do so, I would back him up. Second, I would share my understanding of college education. What you learned in class might not be directly relevant to your job, but the abilities of critical thinking and problem solving could be applied to your future work and life. Once you decide to pursue a major you truly like, please carry on no matter how hard it is, you will pay you back someday.
Task 2: Some people prefer to work alone, other prefer to work with others. Which do you prefer? Explain your answer in details.
As a student, I prefer to study alone for the following reasons. First, individual study is much more effective than group study. For example, I can skip content that I’m already familiar with, or spend as much time as needed on things I don’t quite understand. On the other hand, I don't like doing group studies much, because we need time to gather up. It takes time for transportation too. There is a huge chance that the discussion will soon get off track. People joke around a lot after they get to know each other and become friends.
The school plans to hold graduation ceremony on the grasslands of campus because guests are able to appreciate beautiful view of the school and Jenkins Hall cannot accommodate increasing number of people. The man doesn’t think it’s a good idea. Firstly, he thinks people will focus on the ceremony instead of looking around when it begins. Second, there aren’t too many graduates this year, there will be enough seats available. What’s more, the ceremony will be broadcast live in the student center, let alone some people would love to attend the ceremony in the hall.
Appeasement behavior means when social animals are facing conflict, the inferior ones yield to the superior ones to seek peace instead of a fight. The professor gave an example of wolves. Wolves live in groups, they hunt and share food together. If a little wolf takes away more food, the brother wolf will threaten the little one. Then the little thing will lie on the ground with all the furs flat., which helps get rid of a war.
The woman’s problem is she had applied for a dorm on campus, which is less expensive, but she found it’s near a construction site. She has loads of projects to do, and she needs a quiet space. There are two solutions for her. First is to reapply a dorm but she has to pay more. Second is to live here and study in the library, but she wants to finish her assignment at home.
The professor talks about two ways to make a company’s product unique. The first way is to emphasize the product’s quality in the ad. Say a computer company, when they sell their computer speaker, they stress it enjoys better sound quality and it can distinguish different sound track in music. The second way is to highlight its features. For example, a pasta sauce company acclaims their sauce are spicier in order to compete in the saturated market. Customers who love spicy food would be appealed to buy their brand.