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Daily Reader: Edition #120

Learn 83 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about March Madness, the secrets of master note-takers, and reforming China's one-child policy.

1. The One Tweak That Would Make March Madness More Exciting
The Atlantic, 3/21/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 29

The Atlantic: The One Tweak That Would Make March Madness More Exciting

Are your brackets in?! March Madness commenced yesterday to the excitement of fans around the country, but some people argue that the NCAA can do more to keep the game interesting. Read more and learn vocabulary words like avid, compelling, dearth, hallowed, heralded, impediment, lackluster, parity, and proverbial.

2. How to Become a Masterful Note-Taker: 8 Lessons From Research
The Atlantic, 3/21/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

The Atlantic: How to Become a Masterful Note-Taker: 8 Lessons From Research

Have you ever noticed how some people are just awesome note-takers? Their notes manage to be both concise and descriptive, and are actually useful?! Read more to learn their secrets and some vocabulary words including continuous, ideal, obsolete, optimum, periodic, precise, recall, scaffolding, and stance.

3. Reforming the One-Child Policy: Monks without a Temple
The Economist, 3/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 28

The Economist: Reforming the One-Child Policy: Monks without a Temple

China is famous for implementing its controversial one-child policy as a means to curb population growth. But the latest reports indicate that this policy may soon be a thing of the past! Read more and learn vocabulary like enforce, intriguing, opposition, reform, revamped, scrutiny, sentiment, ubiquitous, and unassailable.

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