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Daily Reader: Edition #217

Learn 122 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: whether homework is a waste of time, the proliferation of school dress codes, and building the largest ship in the world.

1. When Homework is a Waste of Time
Time, 9/5/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 37

Time: When Homework is a Waste of Time

Homework is probably one of every student's least favorite parts about school. Recent studies show that homework isn't always very effective at helping students learn. Read more about what can be done to improve homework and learn vocabulary words like assailed, laggard, potent, provoke, render, retain, unassuming, and volatile.

2. School dress codes: Miniskirt madness
Los Angeles Times, 9/5/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

LA Times: School dress codes: Miniskirt madness

Does your school have a dress code? Do you think it's reasonable? This journalist argues that most school dress codes are arbitrary and ineffective. Read more and learn vocabulary words like anomalous, emblazoned, lewd, predicated, proscribed, substantive, upheld, and watershed.

3. Risk Ahoy: Maersk, Daewoo Build the World's Biggest Boat
Businessweek, 9/5/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 54

BusinessWeek: Maersk, Daewoo Build the World's Biggest Boat

A Korean company is trying to build the largest ship in the world, roughly the length of the Empire State Building. Read more and learn vocabulary words like behemoths, exacerbates, fabricated, magnate, molten, perishable, tolerance, and vicissitudes.

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