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Day 1: SAT/ACT Reading Challenge

Welcome to the 6-week SAT/ACT Reading Challenge!

From June 30 — August 8, 2014, we'll post 1-2 interesting articles for you to read each day (Mon-Fri) that will help you learn the top 100 SAT/ACT vocabulary words.

Over the six weeks, you'll be exposed to these vocabulary words, multiple times in multiple contexts, to ensure that you really learn them. And just like real SAT/ACT reading comprehension passages, the articles we feature will cover a wide variety of topics including culture, education, sports, business, science, and more.

Ready to start reading? Here are today's articles:

1. When Memorization Gets in the Way of Learning
The Atlantic

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? Here's why this may hurt you in the long run.

Featured words: abstract, apocalyptic, civil, controversial, deliberate, efficient, logic, parallel, relevant, systemic.

2. The Untold Story of How Sega Nearly Won the Console Wars
Wired

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

Wired: The Untold Story of How Sega Nearly Won the Console Wars

How did Sega lose out to Nintendo and Sony in the video console wars?

Featured words: allure, extensive, insight, intrigue, narrative, protagonist, unique.

Subscribe to the Reading Challenge here. If you have questions or feedback, please let us know — we'd love to hear from you!

Happy Reading!

Betty

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