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Daily Reader: Edition #243

Learn 85 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the proposed redesign of the SAT exam, why Malala Yousufzai should have won the Nobel Peace Prize, and why daydreaming is good for you.

1. The Folly of the SAT Writing Section
The Atlantic, 10/11/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 38

The Atlantic: The Folly of the SAT Writing Section

The College Board recently announced that it will be redesigning the SAT. What does this mean for test-takers? Not much, according to this writer. Read more and learn vocabulary words like commended, dismayed, fabricate, provoked, rhetoric, and specious.

2. Why Malala should have won the Nobel Prize
Chicago Tribune, 10/14/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 11

Chicago Tribune: Why Malala should have won the Nobel Prize

This author argues that the Nobel Peace Prize should have been awarded to Malala Yousufza, the Pakistani teenager who has inspired so many in her campaign to educate girls. Read more and learn vocabulary words like conventional, drone, predecessors, regime, revelations, and verify.

3. How Daydreams and Videogames Can Make Us Confident In Real Life (Yes)
Wired, 10/13/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 36

Wired: How Daydreams and Videogames Can Make Us Confident In Real Life (Yes)

Daydreaming is often considered a bad thing. But studies show that it's actually the opposite! A wandering mind is something we should cultivate selectively. Read more and learn vocabulary words like ambiguity, euphoria, intuition, persevere, prolific, and relentless.

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