Everything you Need to Pass the COMPASS

The Compass is a group of exams developed by the American College Test Program and is designed to analyze an students reading, writing and math skills, so that the college is in a position to determine what course will suit a particular student.

Exam Details

This is an adaptive questionnaire to be taken on a computer.  The questions given depend on the previous answer, and are matched to your ability and skills.

You must answer a question before going to the next.  You cannot skip a question and go back to it later.

The questions are multiple choice questions.

These exams are conducted separately and you cannot take them all in a single day.

Exam Format

The mathematics tests typically includes five areas i. e. algebra, pre-algebra, geometry, trigonometry and college-level algebra.  See Math Practice and Workbook

The reading tests have questions based on given text.

The writing test checks a student’s ability to correct and check the grammar as well as check proper sentence formations.

The tests are usually administered at the university that requires them. The course fees, registration process and course placement is solely dependent on the University or institution.

The also has a test for English as a second language to test the student’s ability in written and spoken English.

For math content see Math Workbook

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Complete COMPASS Study Guide and Practice Test Questions

COMPASS Cover Complete Study Guide including hundreds of pages of Tutorials, Self-Assessments, 2 sets of practice test questions and Practice Test Questions for Reading Comprehension, Basic Math - Including: Fractions, Decimals, Percent, Word problems, Algebra - Including: One and Two Variable Equations, Polynomial Operations, Quadratics, College Level Math - Including: Cartesian and Coordinate Planes, Trigonometry, Sequences, Logarithms, How to write an essay and more.

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Complete COMPASS Study Guide and Practice Test Questions

COMPASS Cover Complete Study Guide including hundreds of pages of Tutorials, Self-Assessments, 2 sets of practice test questions and Practice Test Questions for Reading Comprehension, Basic Math - Including: Fractions, Decimals, Percent, Word problems, Algebra - Including: One and Two Variable Equations, Polynomial Operations, Quadratics, College Level Math - Including: Cartesian and Coordinate Planes, Trigonometry, Sequences, Logarithms, How to write an essay and more.

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Getting Started
How this study guide is organized 9
The COMPASS® Study Plan 10
Making a Study Schedule 10

Reading Comprehension
Self-Assessment 17
Answer Key 34
Help with Reading Comprehension 41
Main Idea and Supporting Details 44
Drawing Inferences and Conclusions 48
Meaning from Context 51
Point of View and Purpose 54

Mathematics
Mathematics Self-Assessment 62
Answer Key 74
Fraction Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 89
Decimal Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 93
Percent Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 94
How to Solve Word Problems 96
Types of Word Problems 99
Ratios 110
Exponents 112
Solving One-Variable Linear Equations 113
Solving Two-Variable Linear Equations 114
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials 116
Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials 117
Simplifying Polynomials 117
Factoring Polynomials 118
Quadratic Equations 119
Cartesian Geometry 121
Perimeter, Area and Volume 123
Pythagorean Geometry 126 Quadrilaterals 128
Trigonometry 131
Solving Inequalities 132
Logarithms 134
Sequences 135

Writing Skills
Self Assessment 141
Answer Key 150
Common English Usage Mistakes 153
Subject Verb Agreement 160
Punctuation 168
Hyphens 160
Apostrophes 168
Commas 169
Quotation Marks 172
English Grammar Multiple Choice 174
How to Write an Essay
Common Essay Mistakes 1 202
Common Essay Mistakes 2 204
Writing Concisely 206
Avoiding Redundancy 208

Practice Test Questions Set 1
Answer Key 255

Practice Test Questions Set 2
Answer Key 319

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  Good prep for Compass
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My wife was recently part of a major phone carrier's major cutbacks/layoffs. She had worked there for 15 years. It took me nearly a month to convince her she could go to college despite being in her 30s. I bought her this book, really couldn't find a lot of options for the Compass and she studied it for 3-4 weeks before taking the Compass. College has been a big part of my adult life, as I've spent over a combined 12 years in college while working. I had the feeling she didn't have the confidence in herself being college material since she had never been to college. This book isn't perfect. There were things I was able to share with her and show her that contradicted the book, but overall, it's a very good book. Her only big concern, after studying this book daily for several hours, was trigonometry, which luckily is one of my biggest strengths thanks to my engineering background. She came home from the test laughing, "There was only 2 trig questions on the whole thing!" It's one of those guides that may teach you a little more than you actually need. The good part is, most of it is ascending teaching, if you learn this, the test questions are usually 1 or 2 steps less complicated as what you learn. That could go unnoticed by some, but it's true. She scored high enough to avoid taking any remedial classes and is, as of 2/3/2015, a college freshman making all A's so far.

Maybe not the best guide out there for teaching exactly what's on the test, but should prepare anyone well enough and maybe even more important gives you (her) the confidence boost she needed heading into the test.

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I studied using this book. I passed the COMPASS the first time. I was very satisfied with this purchase.</span

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Good Practice Material
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Good practice material.

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  1. Anonymous
    October 29, 2018
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    any more compass practice questions

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