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Day 25: SAT/ACT Reading Challenge

It's Day 25 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. Online Classes Won't Fix America's Unequal Education System
City Lab

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 55

City Lab: Online Classes Won't Fix America's Unequal Education System

Many universities are now offering degrees earned entirely via online courses. What are the implications of this move?

Featured words: accessible, adapt, apocalyptic, bias, convert, efficient, infrastructure, inherent, legacy, logic, persist, perspective, precarious, regime.

2. Can We Really Upload Johnny Depp’s Brain?
Slate

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30

Slate: Can We Really Upload Johnny Depp’s Brain?

In Johnny Depp's movie, Transcendence, the main character uploads his brain onto a computer. Is this possible?

Featured words: cognitive, collaboration, consensus, console, contemporary, controversial, emerging, emulate, resolution.

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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