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Thursday, January 24, 2013
A Wealth of Words: The key to increasing upward mobility is expanding vocabulary.
Long article but worth the time, especially if you're a parent (or grandparent).
So there’s a positive correlation between a student’s vocabulary size in grade 12, the likelihood that she will graduate from college, and her future level of income. The reason is clear:
vocabulary size is a convenient proxy for a whole range of educational attainments and abilities
—not just skill in reading, writing, listening, and speaking but also general knowledge of science, history, and the arts.
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