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Day 13: SAT/ACT Reading Challenge

It's Day 13 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. Granite Countertops, Flat-Screen TVs, Fire Pits: The Surprising Story of How College Dorms Got Luxe
The New Republic

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 34

TNR: Granite Countertops, Flat-Screen TVs, Fire Pits: The Surprising Story of How College Dorms Got Luxe

College dorm rooms used to be very spartan and minimalist. Not any more! Check out these luxurious dorms.

Featured words: appealing, complement, elite, liberal, lucrative, urban.

2. Worthwhile Canadian Coolness
The New Republic

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 38

TNR: Worthwhile Canadian Coolness

Sorry, America. Your northern neighbor has become way cooler and hipper than you!

Featured words: apocalyptic, eccentric, embody, eschew, indigenous, metaphor, recession, subtle.

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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