Learn 70 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:
1. Does Constant Googling Really Make You Stupid?
Scientific American, 1/13/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25 (first page)
With all the emails, tweets, chats, and status updates continually vying for brain space, we're a slave to what’s been called “continuous partial attention.” So what is this doing to our brain? Read more and learn vocabulary words like accessible, auxiliary, bode, contemplative, incessant, lament, pervasive, recall, retain, subtly, tactile, transcribe, uncanny, and utilitarian.
2. The Bigelow Snub
Wall Street Journal, 1/11/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25
Director Kathryn Bigelow wasn't nominated for her film Zero Dark Thirty which depicts the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and many are wondering if Hollywood bowed to political pressure. Read more and learn vocabulary words like aversion, conceit, condone, conform, denunciations, respective, snub, subtle, and susceptible.
3. Elite colleges miss the mark
Chicago Tribune, 1/11/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20
A few years ago, many of the nation's elite colleges began what some called "class-based affirmative action" by offering free tuition to high-achieving students whose families earned less than $40,000 a year. So did it work out? Read more and learn vocabulary words like abundant, advocate, disputed, havens, idealized, lament, metropolitan, paraphrase, and threshold.
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