### 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!**

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### 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.

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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

**Conclusion**

### Reviews

**Good prep for Compass**

T. W.

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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**

K.M.

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

**Earlier than expected**

V. H.

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

**Four Stars**

L. S.

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Its okay some typo in this book.

**Good Practice Material**

M.

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Good practice material.