SAT Vocab Changes

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American logophiles were apoplectic this week after receiving some dispiriting news about the S.A.T. test. In fact, it’s now unlikely students will see words like “logophile”, “apoplectic” or “dispiriting” on those tests. The College Board announced that it’s making changes to the vocabulary section. It’s going “abrogate,”  or ditch, the highfalutin, five-dollar words for which the SAT is famous.

Credits

Guest:
Debbie Stier - author, 'The Perfect Score Project' - @debbiestier

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott