W: I passed, but I didn't do that well. The essay question was the worst. How about you?
M: I did all right on everything except the essay question as well. I wasn't really prepared to write about the tribes in the rainforests of Brazil. We studied the rainforests for only a few days. I didn't think it would be in the test.
W: Me, either. I thought for sure he would ask us something about the Incas in Peru or maybe the mountain peoples in Chile. I studied most of the material on these groups and didn't spend much time on the people of the rainforests. Do you know how much the exam counts towards our final grade?
M: I think it's 30 percent.
W: Thirty percent! Oh, no, I am in deep trouble this time! That means I'll have to get all A's on everything else to get a decent grade.
M: That may not be too hard. We've already gone through most of the readings the class is supposed to cover. After next week it will just be review. But then there is the final paper, of course.
W: Yes. I was hoping to do well in this test so I could relax when I write the paper, but now it looks like I'll have to spend more time preparing the paper.
M: Well, I will too. Hey, I'm kind of hungry. I think I'll get some lunch. Would you like to join me?
W: I'd love to, but I have to go home and study. I'll call you later.