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Daily Reader: Edition #220

Learn 88 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: why memorization gets in the way of learning, the story of four young entrepreneurs trying to open a frozen yogurt store in Cairo, and popular STEM college majors.

1. When Memorization Gets in the Way of Learning
The Atlantic, 9/9/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 38

The Atlantic: When Memorization Gets in the Way of Learning

Tempted to memorize your way to an A on your next exam? Check out this teacher's explanation for why relying on your memory can hurt you in the long run. Read more and learn vocabulary words like behemoths, deduce, mnemonic, rote, stilted, systemic, tedious, and treacherous.

2. In Cairo, a Frozen Yogurt Dream Melts
Businessweek, 9/10/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

Businessweek: In Cairo, a Frozen Yogurt Dream Melts

Opening up a frozen yogurt store in a hot climate seems like a sure bet. Except when you open your store in Cairo just months before a violent revolution. Read about the experience of four young entrepreneurs and learn vocabulary words like amenable, demise, endemic, languished, modest, and tumult.

3. Discover 11 Hot College Majors That Lead to Jobs
U.S. News, 9/10/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 34

US News: Discover 11 Hot College Majors That Lead to Jobs

Not sure what to major in, but love math and science? Check out this list of hot STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) majors. Read more and learn vocabulary words like accredited, emerging, enterprising, exploit, forensic, simulated, and vulnerability.

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