Books To Help The College-Bound Ace Their COMPASS Placement Exams

May 29, 2014
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Most colleges and trade schools that offer degree programs start students off with COMPASS placement exams, to see which college-level language and math courses each student needs to take. In many cases, a high score on these exams will allow the student to bypass the associated language or math course requirement completely, so studying for the exams over the summer can save both time and tuition costs in the fall.

Advanced Reading, Writing, and Grammar for Test Prep (5/5 stars, currently priced at $5.99)

A Study Guide for the Reading, Writing, and Grammar section of standardized tests

Great For both Teachers and Students.

-Reading, Writing, and Grammar Tips
-Reading Question Type Review
-Essay Guide and Rubric
-Grammar Question Type Review
-Test-taking Tips

 

CliffsNotes Math Review for Standardized Tests, 2nd Edition – CliffsTestPrep (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $9.99)

Your guide to a higher math score on standardized tests

Why CliffsNotes?

Go with the name you know and trust

Get the information you need–fast!

About the Contents:

Introduction

How to use this book

Overview of the exams

Part I: Basic Skills Review

Arithmetic and Data Analysis

Algebra

Part II: Strategies and Practice

Mathematical Ability

Quantitative Comparison

Data Sufficiency

Each section includes a diagnostic test, explanations of rules, concepts with

examples, practice problems with complete explanations, a review test, and a

glossary!

Test-Prep Essentials from the Experts at CliffsNotes®

 

TestSoup’s Guide for the COMPASS Exam (5/5 stars, currently priced at $9.99)

This is TestSoup’s new study guide for the COMPASS, one of the most widely used placement exams for community and state colleges in the United States.

This study guide provides the following:

– A full-length diagnostic exam
– A review of each of the topics and concepts tested on the exam
– Multiple practice questions, answers, and explanations for each topic
– Test tips to help improve your score on the COMPASS

We walk through commonly tested topics (from misplaced modifiers to inverse functions) reviewing how to answer these types of questions and then walking you through example questions that are aligned with the COMPASS.

If you are serious about preparing for the COMPASS, then this is the eBook you are looking for.

* In-depth chapters reviewing math, reading, and language topics commonly seen on the COMPASS exam

*Questions mirror real COMPASS content

*Detailed walk-throughs of example questions

 

COMPASS Exam Secrets Study Guide: COMPASS Test Review (4/5 stars, currently priced at $37.07)

***Includes Practice Test Questions***

Get the test prep help you need to get the results you deserve.

The COMPASS exam is extremely challenging and thorough test preparation is essential for success. COMPASS Exam Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass the COMPASS exam.

Not only does it provide a comprehensive guide to the COMPASS exam as a whole, it also provides practice test questions as well as detailed explanations of each answer.

COMPASS Exam Secrets Study Guide includes:
A review for the Computer Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System
A breakdown of mathematics
A guide to reading
An analysis of writing
Comprehensive practice questions with detailed answer explanations

It’s filled with the critical information you’ll need in order to do well on the test the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that the ACT, Inc. expects you to have mastered before sitting for the exam.

The Mathematics section includes:
Pre-algebra and algebra
Geometry
Trigonometry
College Math
Matrix Algebra
Discrete Math

The Reading section includes:
Critical Thinking Skills
Skimming
Paragraph Focus

The Writing section includes:
Word confusion
Punctuation
Contextual clues
Simplicity

These sections are full of specific and detailed information that will be key to passing the COMPASS exam. Concepts and principles aren’t simply named or described in passing, but are explained in detail. The guide is laid out in a logical and organized fashion so that one section naturally flows from the one preceding it. Because it’s written with an eye for both technical accuracy and accessibility, you will not have to worry about getting lost in dense academic language.

Any test prep guide is only as good as its practice questions and answers, and that’s another area where our guide stands out. Our test designers have provided scores of test questions that will prepare you for what to expect on the actual COMPASS exam. Each answer is explained in depth, in order to make the principles and reasoning behind it crystal clear.

We’ve helped thousands of people pass standardized tests and achieve their education and career goals. We’ve done this by setting high standards for our test preparation guides, and our COMPASS Exam Secrets Study Guide is no exception. It’s an excellent investment in your future.

 

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