Questions 23-33 are based on the following passage.
Each passage below is accompanied by a number of questions. For some questions, you will consider how the passage might be revised to improve the expression of ideas. For other questions, you will consider how the passage might be edited to correct errors in sentence structure, usage, or punctuation. A passage or a question may be accompanied by one or more graphics (such as a table or graph) that you will consider as you make revising and editing decisions.
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After reading each passage, choose the answer to each question that most effectively improves the quality of writing in the passage or that makes the passage conform to the conventions of standard written English. Many questions include a “NO CHANGE” option. Choose that option if you think the best choice is to leave the relevant portion of the passage as it is.
Coworking: A Creative Solution
When I left my office job as a website developer at a small company for a position that allowed me to work full-time from home, I thought I had it made: I gleefully traded in my suits and dress shoes for sweatpants and slippers, my frantic early-morning bagged lunch packing for a leisurely midday trip to my refrigerator. The novelty of this comfortable work-from-home life, however, soon got worn Q23 off quickly. Within a month, I found myself feeling isolated despite having frequent email and instant messaging contact with my colleagues. Having become frustrated trying to solve difficult problems, no colleagues were nearby to share ideas. Q24 It was during this time that I read an article into Q25 coworking spaces.
The article, published by Forbes magazine, explained that coworking spaces are designated locations that, for a fee, individuals can use to conduct their work. The spaces are usually stocked with standard office equipment, such as Q26 photocopiers, printers, and fax machines. In these locations, however, Q27 the spaces often include small meeting areas and larger rooms for hosting presentations. The cost of launching a new coworking business in the United States is estimated to be approximately $58,000. Q28
What most caught my interest, though, was a quotation from someone who described coworking spaces as “melting pots of creativity.” The article refers to a 2012 survey in which 64 percent of respondents noted that coworking spaces prevented them from completing tasks in a given time.Q29
The article goes on to suggest that the most valuable resources provided by coworking spaces are actually the people whom use Q30 them. Thus, even though I already had all the equipment I needed in my home office, I decided to try using a coworking space in my city.  Because I was specifically interested in coworking’s reported benefits related to creativity, I chose a facility that offered a bright, open work area where I wouldn’t be isolated.  Throughout the morning, more people appeared.  Periods of quiet, during which everyone worked independently, were broken up occasionally with lively conversation. Q31
I liked the experience so much that I now go to the coworking space a few times a week. Over time, I’ve gotten to know several of my coworking colleagues: Q32 another website developer, a graphic designer, a freelance writer, and several mobile app coders. Even those of us who work in disparate fields are able to share advice Q33 and help each other brainstorm. In fact, it’s the diversity of their talents and experiences that makes my coworking colleagues so valuable.