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Daily Reader: Edition #205

Learn 112 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: why dystopian tales don't always work, whether schools have become hostile environments for boys, and how one boy is trying to change education.

1. Why Dystopian Tales Like Elysium Often Fail
Wired, 8/19/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 47

Wired: Why Dystopian Tales Like Elysium Often Fail

From The Hunger Games to the new movie Elysium, dystopian tales are more popular than ever. What's their appeal? Read more and learn vocabulary words like bleak, discourse, disenfranchising, imperative, indigenous, proliferation, sinister, and substantive.

2. School Has Become Too Hostile to Boys
Time, 8/19/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 32

Time: School Has Become Too Hostile to Boys

Many of the new disciplinary measures used by schools seem to unfairly target boys. What is going on? Read more and learn vocabulary words like averse, draconian, esteem, insubordination, malicious, ostracized, transfixed, and undermining.

3. A 12-Year-Old's Quest To Remake Education, One Arduino At A Time
Popular Science, 8/19/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 33

Popular Science: A 12-Year-Old's Quest To Remake Education, One Arduino At A Time

What's the best way to engage 12-year old boys in technology and science? Have one of their peers get them excited about this stuff! Read more and learn vocabulary words like audible, autonomous, culminating, chassis, devoid, inscrutable, proliferation, and visceral.

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