Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #2

Today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader features articles from the Scientific American.

SAT/ACT reading comprehension passages aren't just pulled from the humanities, popular science definitely makes an appearance too - so get some practice in today!

1. Junk DNA, Junky PR
Scientific American, 9/17/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 96

Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Junk DNA, Junky PR, Scientific American, 9/17/2012

Okay, so this article about the ENCODE DNA project may be a bit dense. But it's ALSO full of SAT/ACT vocabulary words. So give it a shot and you'll learn words like erroneous, intractable, obfuscated, paradigm, susceptibility, and ubiquitous.

2. Amazing social life of the Green iguana
Scientific American, 9/17/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 60

Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Amazing social life of the Green iguana, Scientific American, 9/17/2012

Who knew that little green lizards were so socially active? This article can introduce you to lots of SAT/ACT vocabulary words related to being social - e.g., anthropomorphic, charismatic, discriminating, fraternal, idiosyncratic, kinship, proximity, and superficially.

3. Bird Seed Poisons Wild Birds
Scientific American, 9/16/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 8

Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Bird Seed Poisons Wild Birds, Scientific American, 9/16/2012

This short article provides major bang for your buck. Eight SAT/ACT vocabulary words are featured in just three short paragarphs: adulterated, civil, compound, habitat, inadvertently, misleading, mortal, and toxic.

Hope this helps! Look for the next edition on Thursday. We're piloting the Daily Reader on Tuesdays and Thursdays this month and will run it daily starting in October.

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