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Day 28: SAT/ACT Reading Challenge

It's Day 28 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 Your Moral Decisions are Shaped by a Bad Mood
Scientific American

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 42

Scientific American: How Your Moral Decisions are Shaped by a Bad Mood

A recent study shows that your mood can strongly influence your moral compass.

Featured words: accessible, bias, cognitive, mechanism, parallel, resolution, resolve, subtle, temporal, validate.

2. Malcolm Gladwell In Five Minutes: What to Know to Pretend You’ve Read the New Book
The Daily Beast

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 40

The Daily Beast: Malcolm Gladwell In Five Minutes: What to Know to Pretend You’ve Read the New Book

Malcolm Gladwell, a popular author, writes about what it means to be an underdog.

Featured words: adapt, civil, conventional, elite, engage, exacerbate, foster, innovation, mediocre, widespread.

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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