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Daily Reader: Edition #324

Learn 94 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the College Board announces major changes to the SAT, funky spelling of corporate brand names, and the revitalization of Final Fantasy.

1. Major Changes in SAT Announced by College Board
The New York Times, 3/5/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

NYTimes: Major Changes in SAT Announced by College Board

The College Board has announced major changes to the SAT starting in 2016, including making the essay section optional and banning calculators on some of the math sections. Read more and learn vocabulary words like arcane, empirical, obscure, quell, rarefied, and synthesis.

2. Off Brands: Bad Spelling & Punctuation in Corporate Names
Slate, 3/5/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 36

Slate: Off Brands: Bad Spelling & Punctuation in Corporate Names

From Chick-fil-A to Froot Loops to Lands' End, why do so many corporate brand names intentionally use funky spelling and punctuation? Read more and learn vocabulary words like attributes, evocative, incongruous, persnickety, placate, and traverse.

3. Casting 'Revive' on Final Fantasy
The Atlantic, 3/5/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 32

The Atlantic: Casting 'Revive' on Final Fantasy

The latest installment of the video game series, Final Fantasy, is poised to revitalize the once stagnant franchise. Read more and learn vocabulary words like fervor, genres, heralded, inception, narrative, and unprecedented.

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