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Day 23: SAT/ACT Reading Challenge

It's Day 23 of our 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.

Here are today's articles:

1. Why Ivy League Schools Are So Bad at Economic Diversity
The Atlantic

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 45

The Atlantic: Why Ivy League Schools Are So Bad at Economic Diversity

Ivy League universities are full of upper-middle class and wealthy students. Why is that?

Featured words: elite, formidable, inadvertently, innovation, modest, myth, perspective, presumably, systemic.

Day 22: SAT/ACT Reading Challenge

It's Day 22 of our 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.

Here are today's articles:

1. Ad campaign (lip) glosses over 'Hunger Games' message
Los Angeles Times

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

LA Times: Ad campaign (lip) glosses over 'Hunger Games' message

Do some of the marketing tie-ins for The Hunger Games contradict the spirit of the books and movies?

Featured words: advocate, alliance, coalition, consumption, epic, radical, reform, rhetoric, systemic.

Day 21: SAT/ACT Reading Challenge

It's Day 21 of our 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.

Here are today's articles:

1. How Daydreams and Videogames Can Make Us Confident In Real Life
Wired

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 36

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

Daydreaming is often considered a bad thing. But studies show that it's actually the opposite!

Featured words: cognitive, engage, epic, innovation, insight, intuition, leverage, mentor, overcome, persist, prolific, prototype.

Day 20: SAT/ACT Reading Challenge

It's Day 20 of our 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.

Here are today's articles:

1. Look at JetBlue’s Swanky New Cabins for Elite Fliers
Wired

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

Wired: Look at JetBlue’s Swanky New Cabins for Elite Fliers

JetBlue is re-imagining the first class air travel experience with seats that lie flat and mini-suites to block out cabin noise.

Featured words: accessible, conventional, ideal, innovation, lucrative, perspective, prone, subtle, unique.

Day 19: SAT/ACT Reading Challenge

It's Day 19 of our 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.

Just one article today. Happy Friday!

1. True Tales of Heartbreak from the Saddest Sports Cities In the Land
The Wire

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

The Wire: True Tales of Heartbreak from the Saddest Sports Cities In the Land

Which American cities have the saddest sports sagas?

Featured words: dearth, empathy, esteem, notorious, synonymous.