## 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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## Pass the COMPASS

## Complete COMPASS Study Guide and Practice Test Questions

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.Order PDF Download Version - $19.99 PDF Download Version of Printed Version. Download after purchase. No shipping! No Waiting!

**Pages:**358

**ISBN:**978-1928077329

**Language**English

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## Complete COMPASS Study Guide and Practice Test Questions

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.Paperback

**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

**Conclusion**

### Reviews

### Reviews

**Good prep for Compass**

by Anon,

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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.

**I was very satisfied with this purchase**

by V. H.,

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

**Earlier than expected**

by S.,

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Good

**Good Practice Material**

by M.,

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Good practice material.

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any more compass practice questions