Free Compass Study Guide

Your can get our Compass Study Guide for free when you decide to get all three of our practice test materials in reading, writing, and math.

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What's Included in the Study Guide?

Our Compass Study Guide has sections for the writing, reading, and math parts of the Compass exam.

Writing Test Section of the Study Guide

The writing part of the study guide covers all of the grammatical and sentence construction skills that are tested on the Compass.

It shows you how to avoid the common mistakes students make on this part of the test, such as using what is commonly known as the dangling modifier.

The examples in this part of the study guide demonstrate how to correctly punctuate sentences.

The writing part of the material also guides you through the sentence construction process, with step-by-step instructions and examples on how to correctly build sentences using advanced constructions such as subordination, negative inversion, and participle phrases.

In addition, the writing part of our Compass Test Study Guide covers comparatives and superalitves, conditional sentences, and verb tenses and forms.

Reading Test Section of the Study Guide

In order to succeed on the reading part of the Compass Test, you will need to have advanced reading strategies.

You will need to know how to scan the passage to look for the main idea, as well as how to skim the text to locate specific details.

You will also have to make inferences and draw conclusions according to what has been stated or implied in the passage, in addition to determining the author's purpose or audience.

The reading section of the Compass study guide has examples and tips on all of these skills.

Math Test Section of the Study Guide

This part of the Compass Test Study Guide illustrates each math formula, before giving you example problems showing how to work out each of the formulas step by step.

The math part of the guide is organized into three sections:

(1) numerical skills and prealgebra

(2) algebra and college algebra

(3) geometry, trigonometry and other advanced math concepts