TBU: Filler busting practice test Filler Busting Exercise
At Textbroker, we see a lot of articles with filler. Along with proofreading and punctuation, filler is one of the top reasons for a reduced rating. While the tendency may be for authors to pack their articles with words to increase their income, you are far better off eliminating all the excess material in your articles and making up the difference in pay by increasing your author rating. Remember that 4-star authors earn 40 percent more than 3-star authors for an article of the same length. Plus, you’ll have access to even more lucrative TeamOrders, so it’s always in your best interest to eliminate the excess words!
Here is an example of an article with filler. Please take a few minutes to read the article, and highlight the passages that you think are redundant or unnecessary. You might find it helpful to read out loud as it’s sometimes easier to “hear” the filler than it is to “see” it.
After you finish, you can compare your highlights to ours to see how they match up!
How to pick a roommate
Before you pack up your stuff and move out of mom’s house, there are many, many things to consider. One of the more important things to figure out is who you’re going to live with because you are going to have to see them every day and deal with them all the time. Keep reading to see a few things to consider when picking a roommate to live with.
When picking who you’re going to sign your lease with, make sure you choose someone who you get along well with. You’re going to see this person every day, and if you hate them, there are bound to be problems. You’ll probably fight every week. You’ll probably fight every day or even every couple hours. Even if you don’t fight out loud, you’ll sit there and wallow in your frustration. Frustration and stress are never good for anyone. They can cause health problems and high stress. If you’re going to see this person every single day for the next year, you will want to make sure you get along.
Don’t pick your best friend. You and your best friend may be ridiculously close. You may eat off the same plate or be confused as to what stuff belongs to who because you trade so often. You may treat each other like family. However, this can all be ruined by living with them. Even if you love your best friend, you probably don’t see them every single day unless you are neighbors or have some classes together or work in the same place. If you live with them, you will see them every single day. You will see them every day of the week and will never get a break from them. This can cause you to notice things about them that you wouldn’t normally if you didn’t see them every day like you would if you lived together and saw them every day.
Make sure you always consider your potential roommate’s lifestyle. When two people with different lifestyles live in the same place, it can cause a lot of conflict. Two people with different ways of life can have a lot of problems, especially if their lifestyles are so different. If you are fairly down to earth and enjoy peace and quiet, you don’t want a roommate who parties until 4am every single day. If you like being loud until all hours of the morning, you don’t want a roommate who goes to bed at 9pm. If you hate animals, you don’t want to live with a crazy cat lover. If you are a hardcore carnivore, you may not enjoy living with a hardcore vegan. Two different lifestyles can cause a lot of fighting. You’re going to see this person every day, and the last thing you want to do is have a fight every single day until your lease is up.