Xica:I just got my paper back from Professor Rodriguez and it's all marked up.
Lucas:Let me see. It doesn't look too bad. This is a draft, right? His note at the top says to make revisions before handing in a final version. He's trying to help you get a better grade.
卢卡斯：让我看看 。看起来没那么差啊 。这只是草稿，对吗？他在顶端批注道，修改后上交最终版本 。他是在帮你取得更高的分数 。
Xica:Maybe, but there's nothing he likes about the essay. Look at all of those comments in the margins. He underlined the entire introduction and wrote “run-on sentence” next to it.
西卡：或许吧，但是他根本就不喜欢这篇论文 。你看空白处的这些评论 。他在整段介绍下面都画上横线，并在旁边写道“流水句” 。
Lucas:That's easy to fix, and it is a run-on sentence, you know.
Xica:And in the body, he wrote that I had no transitions and that my arguments weren't well supported.
Lucas:Well, transitions are easy to put in and you just need to cite a few more sources—that's all.
Xica:Yeah, but that's not all. Next to the conclusion, he wrote that I didn't properly summarize my main points. See what I mean? There's nothing he likes about this essay.
西卡：对，但这还不够 。在结论处他批道：没有恰当地总结主要观点 。明白我说的吗？他根本就不喜欢这篇论文 。
Lucas:I think you should take the constructive criticism as it's meant—to help you.
Xica:It's easy for you to say. You're done with college. It's kind of demoralizing to get your paper back all marked up.
西卡：说起来容易 。你已经大学毕业了 。如果返还的论文上全是批改，这会让人很气馁 。
Lucas:True, but you forget that I have my own battle wounds—lots of them!
Quiz:Choose the right answer.
Henry was walking through the forest, and he jumped out of his skin when
a.he saw many trees were cut down
b.his friend told a funny joke
c.a snake fell on his head