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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #28

Happy Halloween! Today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader features articles about every kid's favorite fall holiday.

1. Grownups in Costumes: Have Adults Ruined Halloween?
Time Magazine, 10/23/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 13

Time: Grownups in Costumes: Have Adults Ruined Halloween?

American adults now spend significantly more money on their own Halloween costumes than on their children’s. What's happened to Halloween? Read more and learn vocabulary words like cherish, cultivate, dwindling, generation, influx, rebuke, recession, reveler, and vigilant.

Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #27

Today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader features articles that present different viewpoints on the issue of voter-ID laws in the upcoming elections.

1. Who created the voter-fraud myth?
The New Yorker, 10/29/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 37 (on first page)

The New Yorker: Who created the voter-fraud myth?

Numerous states have considered implementing stricter voter-ID laws this election season. Check out this New Yorker article on the man responsible for stoking fears about impostors at the polls. Read more and learn vocabulary words like arcane, cohort, counsel, discourse, disenfranchise, integrity, orthodoxy, partisan, provisional, recount, sanction, sordid, and testify.

Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #26

Today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader features articles about Hurricane Sandy that is currently pummeling the East Coast.

1. Storm Slams Ashore and Disrupts Millions of Lives
The New York Times, 10/29/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

NYTimes: Storm Slams Ashore and Disrupts Millions of Lives

Read about how NYC is in lockdown mode after Sandy's arrival and learn vocabulary words like mammoth, merciless, sustained, bounty, consolidated, convergence, episodic, collage, and subsided.

Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #25

Today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader features articles from Wired.

1. Cybercrime: Mobile Changes Everything — And No One’s Safe
Wired, 10/25/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 34

Wired: Cybercrime: Mobile Changes Everything - And No One’s Safe

Mobile malware - which spies on our data and leaks GPS positions to track our movements - affects all of us and it's on the rise. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abstract, anomalous, complacent, devours, execute, ironic, isolate, misconception, notorious, obfuscating, propagates, surveillance, and vulnerable.

Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #24

Today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader features articles from U.S. News & World Report.

1. Psychoanalyzing 10 Popular Halloween Costumes
U.S. News & World Report, 10/25/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 29 (on first page)

U.S. News: Psychoanalyzing 10 Popular Halloween Costumes

Think that French maid costume is meaningless fun? Psychologists say it tells us something about you. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abhor, consequences, debut, emulate, foster, incognito, mimic, mock, oppress, repercussion, requisite, and traits.