Includes Practice Test Questions
How to Ace the Computer Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System (COMPASS), using our easy step-by-step COMPASS test study guide, without weeks and months of endless studying...
On a beautiful late spring afternoon, this past year, a young woman received the devastating news. She had just gotten back her scores on the COMPASS Placement Test. It wasn't what she had hoped for. In fact, it wasn't even close to the expectations she had considering her former good grades in high school.
The worst part was that she knew that she could never go straight into the college-level courses she had planned to take her freshman year with COMPASS test scores that low.
Then she remembered her friends and felt even worse. All of her closest high school friends had already gotten their COMPASS test scores back and were almost certain to go straight into the college-level classes they had all planned to attend together. Before her test day, she had been procrastinating about preparing for the COMPASS test, because she hated standardized tests, and this only confirmed her hatred.
"Why do you have to take the COMPASS test to get into these classes?" she angrily wondered.
She didn't look forward to having to tell the embarrassing news to her friends. "What would they think of her?" she thought, eyes brimming with tears, as she imagined her friends starting classes without her and the isolation and exclusion of being the one left behind and stuck in remedial classes.
How to Solve the Problem
Unfortunately, this hypothetical situation occurs all the time. Someone thought they were going to breeze through the COMPASS test and get into the classes they wanted, told all of their friends, made plans for the future, and then got an embarrassing reality check from their scores on the COMPASS test.
Contrary to popular belief, the COMPASS test is not a measure of your academic performance, which is why students with a perfect 4.0 GPA rarely have perfect scores on the COMPASS test.
The COMPASS test is quite simply a measure of how well you did on the COMPASS test, which can be broken down into individual subtest scores on the Mathematics, Reading, and Writing Skills sections.
Colleges use the COMPASS Placement Test to check student skill levels and place them in either college-level classes or remedial classes. While it may not be fair, a student's entire academic career in high school can be completely overshadowed by a single score on the COMPASS Placement Test.
That is the whole purpose of the COMPASS Exam Secrets study guide: to give students the keys to understand how to succeed on the COMPASS test.
Our COMPASS Test Study Guide Is Unlike Any Other
If you'd like to get the COMPASS test score you deserve, to quit worrying about whether your score on the COMPASS test is "good enough," and to beat the test taking game, then this might be the most important message you read this year.
Our comprehensive study guide for the COMPASS test is written by our COMPASS test experts, who painstakingly researched the topics and the concepts that you need to know to ace your COMPASS test. Our original research into the Computer Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System (COMPASS), offered by the ACT, Inc., reveals the specific content areas and the essential skills that are critical for you to know on the COMPASS test. We've taken the information and developed a study guide that is guaranteed to help you be successful on the COMPASS test.
Now, we know you may be skeptical, so let us explain exactly why we can back up what we claim:
Our company's name is Mometrix Test Preparation, and we have been in business since 2002 as the world's most comprehensive test preparation publisher. We research, publish and support the world's largest library of test preparation products. Our materials have helped over 1.3 million test-takers just like you maximize their probability of success. Our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau certifies our commitment to serving our clients. Our products have been used by major universities, government agencies and private companies worldwide for one simple reason: they're guaranteed to work.
It is our passion and our mission that no person be deprived of achieving their hopes and dreams due to inadequate opportunity for preparation.
Our approach to developing COMPASS Exam Secrets, is both simple and powerful. The first thing we do is a lot of detective work on the content of the test. Sometimes the test makers try to "hide the ball" on this, afraid that revealing too much information might tip off test takers who take the time to prepare thoroughly. But by cleverly researching and scouring all of the publicly available information, we have put together the most thorough picture possible of what might be on your test or exam.
Now at this stage, if you stepped into our researchers' offices, you might be easily overwhelmed. Your COMPASS test covers mountains of material. The next part is our secret sauce: we spend hours and hours taking all of this material, cross-referencing and reverse-engineering the test where we can, and boil it down into a super-concentrated resource that is a powerful advantage for our clients. We cut through the fluff and deliver a product that is your secret weapon. It's not exactly unfair, but the advantage you achieve might feel that way once you have it in your hands.
The result of this process has led to COMPASS Exam Secrets. We believe it to be simply the most concentrated source of COMPASS preparation we can produce with our process, honed over experience with literally thousands of exams, tests and certifications. It is a product unlike any other in the market.
Our Commitment to Clients
We live and breathe serving our clients. We spend hundreds of thousands of dollars improving our products each year, actively soliciting and incorporating customer feedback to make our products the best we possibly can.
Our customer service staff is always here for you to deal with special situations because we really believe that your success is our success. Perhaps our best example of this was a client who was affected by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. This client had purchased our product in a digital format, and now with massive power outages, could not access her study materials. One of our customer service stars, Whitney, prompted our team to action to solve the customer's problem. We were touched when this client wrote in with this note:
- I called and spoke with Whitney who was extremely sympathetic to my situation. As a result of power outages in NY from Hurricane Sandy, I was unable to follow the normal troubleshooting path of resyncing my phone. Whitney made sure I got the material I needed quickly and easily, in a format that I could use. I just wanted to acknowledge her effort, thank her for her help in a difficult time, and thank the company for their outstanding customer care.
We just love positive feedback like this because it shows that our efforts are helping people. If you feel like our company and product are a good fit for you, we look forward to hearing your success story as well.
How to Choose an COMPASS Preparation Solution
We're obviously partial to our products because we know intimately the hard work, commitment and process that goes into them, but we are not in the business of disparaging other products. We believe that preparing for your COMPASS test is such a high impact point of opportunity in your life that, when you compare the relatively inexpensive cost of study materials to the opportunity cost of not achieving the result you need, it really makes the case for the purchase of multiple products.
We think our product is a great start, but obviously the more study materials you use the greater your likelihood of success. Similarly, our product makes an excellent complementary resource for other great COMPASS preparation products on the market. We want you to succeed. The more you prepare, whether with our product or others, the better.
Fair Warning About Our Study Guides
When you receive your COMPASS Exam Secrets study guide, you might notice that it doesn't look as smoothly "polished" as what you might receive from a conventional publisher. This is because we use Microsoft Word to author and edit them, and this is not a typical practice in the publishing industry. To get that "slick" look from professional publishing software would require specialized staff who would do nothing but the layout of the work produced by our research team. Given the volume of products we support, this could result in weeks or even months of delay when we update or tweak a product before it gets into customers' hands.
We have made a strategic decision to look a bit less polished than our competition so we can serve the greater good of getting the best information to our clients as quickly as possible. We choose to spend our time doing what is best for our clients and making sure our products work rather than just look good. This makes us somewhat of a "rebel" among test preparation publishers, but our customers don't seem to mind.
We also choose to print our products "on demand," keeping zero to very little inventory, and only producing a product when a customer orders it. While this increases our costs a bit over our competition, who often print extremely large print runs to make months or years of inventory at a time, we feel it is more important to provide our customers with the most current product possible. These printed books can look a bit inferior to the trained eye compared to those done in large print runs on a traditional press.
When our research team finds small tweaks they'd like to make to improve the product, there is not a glacial bureaucracy standing in the way. Our team can make an improvement and it can be in the hands of our clients the next day. Whether you order our product in print or electronic format, you will benefit from this very tight cycle of product development.
It's not that the product looks bad. It just looks like a professionally formatted document from Microsoft Word. The differences are so subtle most people never notice, but we wanted to give fair warning to those few "book snobs" out there who care more about insignificant details than effectiveness.
You get at least 10 times your money's worth!
When you consider what's at stake with the exam, we believe the value of our study guide gives you at least ten times your money's worth.
In summary, here's what you get:
When you buy COMPASS Exam Secrets, it includes-
The 4 Secret Keys to COMPASS Test Success:
- Guessing is Not Guesswork
- Practice Smarter, Not Harder
- Prepare, Don't Procrastinate
- Test Yourself
A detailed Writing Skills review including:
- Simplicity is Bliss
- Recognizing Parallelism
- Understanding Grammar Type
- Keys to Using Punctuation
- Beware of Added Phrases
- Clearing Up Word Confusion
- Comparative Methods
- Nonessential Sections
- Maintaining the Flow
- Serial Mistakes
The comprehensive Mathematics review including:
- The Easiest Math Review You'll Ever Read
- Solving for Variables
- Breezing Through Word Problems
- Keeping Probability Simple
- Using the Right Formulas
- Graphing for Success
- Racing Through Ratios
- Understanding Line Plotting
- Mastering Difficult Problems
A detailed Reading review including:
- Determining the Relationships
- Making Strategic Eliminations
- Recognizing the Switchback Words
- Understanding Word Types
- Finding the Right Opportunities
- When Truth Doesn't Equal Correctness
- Avoiding the Trap of Familiarity
- Making Logic Work for You
- Skimming Techniques to Save Time
plus all of the other special tips and secrets we have included to help you prepare for the exam...
Receive the Following Bonuses
Since we know it's 100% to your benefit to use our study guide, we want to further encourage you by also including the following with your order:
COMPASS Exam Practice Test Questions- Think you're ready for the COMPASS test? Test yourself using our practice test questions. Find out if you're prepared or if you need to head back to the study guide for another review. Use our practice test questions to make sure that you're not caught off guard on the day of the test!
Our COMPASS Exam practice test questions give you the opportunity to test your knowledge on a set of questions. You can know everything that is going to be covered on the test and it will not do you any good on the day of the test if you have not had a chance to practice. Repetition is the key to success and using the practice test questions allows you to reinforce the strengths you already have, while improving the weaknesses that you need to overcome.
Detailed answer explanations are included for the questions. It may sound obvious, but you have to know which questions you missed (and more importantly why you missed the question) to be able to avoid making the same mistakes again when you take the real test. That's why the practice test questions we include for the COMPASS Exam include answer keys with detailed answer explanations to each question. The in-depth answer explanations will allow you to better understand the questions that were difficult for you or that you needed more help to understand.
Study Secrets- The way to get the test score that you deserve is by proper preparation. The best preparation includes both knowing what to study and how to study. Our COMPASS Exam Secrets study guide will teach you what you need to know, but our Study Secrets bonus will show you HOW to use the information to be successful on the COMPASS test. The ability to learn faster will accelerate the progress you make as you study for the test. Here is some of what is included in the bonus:
- Starting off right by having the proper mindset and intensity
- Designing the right plan and the right schedule to help you stay focused
- Creating the right goals that will help you target the success you deserve on the test
- Working through your preparation plan as you study
- Recognizing the difference between effective and ineffective studying
- Understanding how to use the resources you have available and identifying the key information you need to succeed
- Being prepared for the unexpected and staying focused on the day of the exam
Study Secrets teaches you everything you need to know about studying, so that you can maximize the effectiveness of the time you spend in preparation; the techniques provided are guaranteed to get you the results you deserve on the day of the test. Study Secrets is the most in-depth, comprehensive study manual available and is completely free with the purchase of COMPASS Exam Secrets.
Contact Information for Major Universities and Colleges- Since applying to colleges requires sending off for application materials, submitting form after form, and placing follow-up phone calls we make it easier for you by providing an easy to use list of addresses, phone numbers, and websites.
High-Frequency Formulas- Do you remember how to calculate the area of a trapezoid? You can review and memorize the list we provide of high-frequency formulas at your leisure to maximize the chance you won't get hit off-guard by something you haven't seen in years on the Mathematics test.
COMPASS Exam Secrets in Action- Our test experts take on some of the toughest problems on the COMPASS test and deconstruct them step-by-step. This is our exclusive advanced method that shows you how to find the solution to each problem at LEAST two or three different ways, depending on your strengths and preferences.
How to Overcome Test Anxiety- Do you get really nervous the day before important tests? If so, you could be suffering from a mild form of what's known as "test anxiety." The report we include gives you some of the latest important research into test anxiety, including our exclusive tips on how to make the test-taking experience as stress-free as possible while maximizing the score potential you have.
Overcoming Math Fear- Did you know that some people have an extreme fear of math? This report tells you why this is (you'll be surprised by the reason), and includes some of the best tips on what you can do to overcome the latent math fear you may have. Don't let the fear you may have of math compromise the score you get on the test- if you're an otherwise intelligent person, there's no reason why you should do badly on the math sections of the test. The report we give you will show you exactly what to do.
Should You Retake Your Test?- There's a lot of confusion with regards to whether you should retake the test or not. The report we include shows you how to handle this complex question based on the personal situation that you are in.
COMPASS Quick Reference Guide- Ever heard of the 80/20 rule? Guess what - it applies to studying too. Eighty percent of the stuff that you need to know on the test can be learned in twenty percent of the time. That's why you need our COMPASS Quick Reference Guide!
We know that one of the hardest parts of studying is sorting through all of the information. There is so much stuff that you need to know in preparation for your test. However, while you want to go through everything to make sure that you don't miss out on something you've never heard of before, it's equally important that you stay up to date on the basic core knowledge that you will be tested on.
Our COMPASS Quick Reference Guide is condensed study material. We've taken the basics of the test and boiled it down to the most important concise facts and need-to-know information. Our goal was to create a set of cheatsheets that you can print out that would allow you to do a quick review in a short amount of time. Unfortunately our cheatsheets don't give away the actual answers to the test, but they do the next best thing. They give you that basic review of the most critical things that you need to know to be successful.
Special Bonus for COMPASS Exam Secrets Customers:
If your upcoming undergraduate school program is a concern for you, then we'd like to also give you a copy of Undergraduate School Secrets, an easy-to-use guide that goes into detail about everything you need to know about undergraduate school and is guaranteed to help you get accepted and be successful in your future career. Here is some of what is included in the bonus:
- How to "frame" your individual situation so you look best in front of an undergraduate school admissions officer
- Discover the most important techniques you should use to select the right undergraduate school and guarantee that you get in
- Use our "Big Picture" overview of the entire undergraduate school admission process to formulate an intelligent strategy for your situation
- Which undergraduate school admission activities yield the most bang for the buck
- What the most common mistakes most potential undergraduate school applicants make- and how you can avoid falling for these easy traps
- A complete master plan that ties all of the expert advice together, so you can start using these techniques TODAY to get into the undergraduate school of your choice
Undergraduate School Secrets is written by a team of undergraduate students and admissions experts, who know what is required to get into undergraduate school and then be successful. Undergraduate School Secrets normally retails for $29.99, but is here available completely free along with your regular purchase of a copy of COMPASS Exam Secrets.
By the way, the bonuses are yours to keep even in the unlikely event you decide to take advantage of our ironclad money-back guarantee:
The Mometrix Unconditional Guarantee
Here we come to the point of decision. Will you, or won't you, reach out and grab this opportunity that may make the difference between success and failure on your COMPASS test?
As we mentioned before, we care deeply about our clients and their success. As we built our company, one question plagued us: how can we maximize the number of people who can benefit from what we have to offer? With all of the over-the-top marketing our clients are exposed to at this important crossroads in their lives, how can we cut through the clutter and communicate that our product may be the solution they most need at this moment?
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We want to turn that psychology upside down and take away all of the risk, all of the hesitation, that may be holding you back from giving us a try.
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Our motivation for doing this is simple:
We're sick and tired of good people losing opportunities because of the score they get on a test.
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Quite simply, we understand that there is a great diversity of learning styles among COMPASS test takers. While we work as hard as we can to make our product the solution that will work for most everyone, there are exceptions. It seems like everyone has a tight budget these days, so if for some reason, in your sole judgment, this product is not for you, please send it back to us, receive your refund, and find something that works for you and your individual learning style.
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By Jay Willis
This Page Last Updated: 06/13/2013