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Day 29: SAT/ACT Reading Challenge

It's Day 29, the final day, of our SAT/ACT Reading Challenge! From June 30 — August 8, 2014, we posted 1-2 interesting articles for you to read each day (Mon-Fri) to help you learn the top 100 SAT/ACT vocabulary words.

Just one more article and you're done with the Challenge. Huzzah!

1. When, Exactly, Does Watching a Lot of Netflix Become a Binge?
The Atlantic

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 36

The Atlantic: When, Exactly, Does Watching a Lot of Netflix Become a Binge?

"Binge-watching" TV shows on Netflix has been a popular phenomenon recently. Do you do it?

Featured words: dialogue, distinguish, invoke, ironic, precise, profound, synonymous.

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.

Day 27: SAT/ACT Reading Challenge

It's Day 27 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. Ladies Last: 8 Inventions by Women That Dudes Got Credit For
Mother Jones

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 40

Mother Jones: Ladies Last: 8 Inventions by Women That Dudes Got Credit For

Ada Lovelace Day celebrates the often unrecognized achievements of women in STEM — science, technology, engineering, and math.

Featured words: eccentric, emerging, epic, extensive, homage, initiative, narrative, notable, periodic.

Day 26: SAT/ACT Reading Challenge

It's Day 26 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. A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear
National Geographic

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

National Geographic: A Message From Your Brain

Scientists find that we are much better at remembering what we see compared to what we hear.

Featured words: engage, mechanism, recall, robust, ubiquitous.

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.