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Daily Reader: Edition #117

Learn 50 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about secrets to college success, visually impaired animals, and roosters as alarm clocks.

1. Secrets of the Most Successful College Students
Time, 3/13/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Time: Secrets of the Most Successful College Students

Studies suggest that the most significant thing about college is not where you go, but what you do once you get there. Read more and learn vocabulary words like artistic, cultivate, curiosity, eminent, empathy, envisioning, innovation, insights, integrating, irrelevant, and profound.

2. Animals’ eyesight has evolved to suit the differing needs of different species
Washington Post, 3/18/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 15 (on first page)

Washington Post: Animals’ eyesight has evolved to suit the differing needs of different species

Are there visually impaired animals — i.e., are there nearsighted deer or farsighted elephants or astigmatic alligators? The answer may surprise you! Read more and learn vocabulary words like adaptations, array, comparative, inclined, lurking, myopia, obscured, predators, refracts, shortcomings, and species.

3. How a Rooster Knows to Crow at Dawn
National Geographic, 3/18/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

National Geographic: How a Rooster Knows to Crow at Dawn

Back before alarm clocks jolted us awake to greet the morning with bleary-eyed confusion, roosters performed that daily duty. But how did they know when to crow? Read more and learn vocabulary words like biological, consistent, elicit, inbred, innate, phenomenon, precedence, preliminary, stimuli, and vocalizations.

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