Tutor profile: Marisa C.
 The main environmental problem caused by the production of Greek yogurt is the creation of acid whey as a by-product.  Because it requires up to four times more milk to make than conventional yogurt does, Greek yogurt produces larger amounts of acid whey, which is difficult to dispose of.  To address the problem of disposal, farmers have found a number of uses for acid whey.  They can add it to livestock feed as a protein supplement, and people can make their own Greek-style yogurt at home by straining regular yogurt.  If it is improperly introduced into the environment, acid-whey runoff can pollute waterways, depleting the oxygen content of streams and rivers as it decomposes.  Yogurt manufacturers, food scientists; and government officials are also working together to develop additional solutions for reusing whey. To make this paragraph most logical, sentence 5 should be placed A. where it is now. B. after sentence 1. C. after sentence 2. D. after sentence 3.
C. In a paragraph, each sentence should introduce a little bit of new information, using what previous sentences said to push the point of the passage a little bit further. Leaving the sentence where it is (answer A), or putting it after Sentence 3 (answer D) would make the paragraph sequence illogical. Putting Sentence 5 after Sentence 1 (answer B) is not placing it in the best place. You have to first explain that there is an overabundance of acid whey, and that it's difficult to dispose of it. Only then is it an ideal time to introduce the concept of “acid whey runoff.”
Prompt: Please tell us more about your interest in transferring. Why does Brown appeal to you as a college option? Who or what has influenced your decision to apply.
Ever since the age of six, I've had writing covering my hands. Ballpoint pen tattoos; hastily scrawled from fragments of creative inspiration. Shot lists of Sergei Eisenstein intertwine with quotes by Kimberlè Crenshaw. English department reminders for my research run perpendicular to revisions of Kantian ideals. My hands are a physical representation of how my mind functions; an amalgam of ideas across disciplines that are constantly evolving, renovating, and combining. In my current environment, pre-professional emphases within departments eliminates this co-mingling of ideas. Required coursework limits my ability to construct learning that suits how I think, while access to professors is a constant sprint to reach office hours before the queue. Slowly, I've found myself learning to simply memorize notes. My mind is deadening and my hands are being scrubbed clean. Upon visiting Brown, I took the time to sit in on different lectures. In doing so, I discovered that the Brown Curriculum, with its goals for cultural sensitivity and collaborations between students, is better suited to intertwine my passions. I was excited by opportunities to study written texts within aesthetic forms and understand human motivations as the basis for creating art. Every sign is urging me towards Brown. YouTube interviews of Professor Erik Ehn have inspired me to use writing as a tool of social change. Brown's Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan has become a part of my activism to institute racial inclusion at UCLA. But above everything else, the fading writing upon my hands is my ever-present motivation.
The county cleared this path and paved it with packed gravel, so they would have a peaceful place to hike and bike. Which of the following alternatives to the underlined portion would NOT be acceptable? A. path, paving B. path and then paved C. path before paving D. path paved
To find the answer that isn't correct, we must first figure out the meaning of the original sentence. Two things happened: first the county cleared the path, and then the county paved it. So any answer choices that express this sequence of events would fit the sentence. Answers A, B, and C all express the same idea in slightly different ways. By process of elimination, Answer D must not fit.
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