Learn 67 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the NBA finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, gender bias in TED presenters, and the debate over the value of a liberal arts education.
1. Heart-Stopping Survival as Heat Force Game 7
The New York Times, 6/19/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27
Game 7 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs is on tonight! Read about the Heat's thrilling last-minute save in game 6 to get us to a decisive game 7. Read more and learn vocabulary words like emergence, equilibrium, errant, intact, legacy, precise, resiliency, revelry, and undermined.
2. TED Conference's 'Most Inpired Thinkers' Overwhelmingly Men
U.S.News & World Report, 6/18/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19
A recent study found that 73% of TED presenters are male - mostly senior, elite, university professors. Is this really what innovation looks like? Read more and learn vocabulary words like adjuncts, affiliation, behemoth, collaborate, disconcerting, diversify, faculty, innovative, and urban.
3. Critics of the Liberal Arts Are Wrong
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21
There has been a lot of talk recently about the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. Does that mean the liberal arts are now defunct? Read more and learn vocabulary words like aesthetics, equivocation, ethics, gleaned, insight, proposition, pursuits, and sufficient.
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