I have two answer for your question steve. and u might not like it but it is the truth. 1st answer is , there is no shortcut or easy way. All bullshit aside, u just need to keep trying without giving up.
2nd answer is adsense has too many rules, it sucks, i know but we have to play by their rules to get paid by them.
What I can do to you now Steve is to help you to understand my 2nd answer. My 1st answer is all up to you, no one is controlling you other than urself so i really hope u push a long way to get your adsense approved.
To tackle these adsense rules is we need to be "Smart" . Im not sure if i should tell you this in public but i got my adsenses approved after having hundreds of PLR articles(Private label rights) in my desktop. i modified 5 percent of the content and it became mine officially, there are so many niches in it and the best thing is that once i own these PLR articles, it became my article. It is mine completely and it is also considered "unique content" by google.
PLR articles are the easiest way to own a unique article and labelled as yours. i stumbled upon a site that offers unbelievably cheap PLR articles with thousands worth pf bonuses that can also help u in getting your adsense approved. i cant give u the linkn to the site here but you can find it in one of my hubs with PLR word in the title. hope this helps