Different ways of Studying

Jennifer and Amy are aspiring University school students. They’ve met all the entrance requirements. They have great recommendations. All that stands between them and University is success on the COMPASS Exam.

Jennifer had always been a good student. She did okay on tests like the SAT and figured the COMPASS would be like that. Besides, she heard that you couldn’t really prepare for the COMPASS exam. She fit in some studying (in between her favorite TV shows). But as the test date approached, she got a nagging feeling that she should be doing more. When she got her scores, Jennifer had been proficient in some areas, but scored very low in English which had always been one of her strongest subjects. She was also surprised at how unprepared she was for the Science section.

Amy, on the other hand, knew she had never been a great test taker. In fact, she had always found them stressful. She had to work very hard to get the grades she got. She knew that “seeing” what the test looked like would boost her confidence. Armed with practice tests and a focused study guide, Amy quickly realized she knew more than she thought and was able to focus on the areas where she needed help. When she took the test, she scored proficient or higher in every area and confidently took the next step towards realizing her dream.

Why did Amy succeed when Jennifer struggled, and how can you ensure that you have that same success?

With the Right Preparation, You can Pass on the First Try!

AND WITH OUR COMPASS STUDY GUIDE AND PRACTICE TEST QUESTIONS YOU CAN TOO!

At Complete Test Preparation, Inc., we specialize in creating study aids that are painstakingly designed to the specific test you are preparing for. Members of our team combine years of teaching experience, with experienced writers and editors, all with advanced degrees (Masters or higher)

As a result, we can offer several important benefits as you prepare to take the COMPASS.

Study Smarter, Not Harder!

Like any test, your degree of success on the COMPASS depends largely on knowing how to study for it. Now, I’m not talking about burning the candle at both ends. In fact, our goal is to have you studying less not more. Nor are we asking you to spend hundreds of dollars on study guides. Our material is available for a less than the cost of a good pair of running shoes … more on that in a moment.

Practice Makes Perfect

Amy understood the same thing that many successful COMPASS takers understand. The more questions you see, the more likely you are to pass the test. And between our study guide and practice tests, you’ll have over 500 practice questions that cover every category.  You can fine-tune your knowledge in areas where you feel comfortable and be more efficient in improving your problem areas.

Our test has been developed by our dedicated team of experts. All the material in the study guide, including every practice question, is designed to engage the critical thinking skills that are needed to pass the COMPASS Exam. They will not be the exact same questions you’ll find on the exam, but they are similar.

And like the COMPASS exam, the practice tests are weighted differently so you will be exposed to questions in all areas.

Yes, I Want To Do Everything I Can To Pass My COMPASS Test On The First Try! How Do I Get Started?

Simply click on the link provided to take your first step towards your dream of advanced placement in the University of your choice.

Pass the COMPASS!

Complete COMPASS 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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Pass the COMPASS!

Complete COMPASS 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.

Pass the COMPASS: COMPASS Study Guide and Practice Test Questions

Printed book includes free ebook version!

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

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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 was very satisfied with this purchase

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

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Earlier than expected

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I got the book earlier than expected and my daughter was elated. Great job!

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Four Stars

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Its okay some typo in this book.

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Good Practice Material

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Good practice material.