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Recommendation 1 from ‘The New Yorker’

Article Name:The Crisis in Social Psychology That Isn’t

By: Gary Marcus

Interesting from RC perspective


The reason for selecting this article is a very simple one: this makes one very good read from a reading comprehension perspective. Dealing with issues of social psychology, this makes for ideal reading as this is kind of material we can expect in exams. Think about the problems of psychology mentioned here.

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Learn Words from the article:

Ruffian: An uncultured, aggressive, rude, noisy troublemaker
Priming: The act of making something ready
Replicated: Reproduce or make an exact copy of
Intrepid: Invulnerable to fear or intimidation

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name: ‘President O-Bummer’

By: Bachi Karkaria

Politically Correct or Corrected Politicians


This is an absolutely awesome read. Written in the typical dark and sardonic style that only Bachi Karkaria can come up with, the article actually talks about a number of issues in an indirect manner. Accompanied with awesome vocabulary, unlimited bards and loads of sarcasm, this is perfect way to kick start your reading activity for the day. You can post the lines you do not understand in the comments section for this article.

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Learn Words from the article:

Moniker: A familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person’s given name)
Dowager: A widow holding property received from her deceased husband
Frivolous: Not serious in content or attitude or behavior
Smarmy: Unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘Beware the rise of the government scientists turned lobbyists’

By: George Monbiot

Truth we should all know


The article, written in a precise and factual manner, exposes one fact that is pretty much understandable: how scientists turn their backs on science, as soon as they switch to the government side of operations. The key element that you should pick in this article is the argumentative style adopted by the author of the article in the piece.

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Learn Words from the article:

Beware: Be on one’s guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to
Desperate: Arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
Scaremongers: A person who spreads frightening rumors and stirs up trouble
Degradation: Changing to a lower state (a less respected state)



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