The COMPASS Exam is unlike most other standardized tests out there----It's untimed !----so make sure you prepare! Designed to assess students' abilities to work math problems, understanding English grammar, and comprehend short reading passages, it's designed to help colleges analyze your academic strengths and weaknesses. Chapters cover writing, reading, and essay-writing skills through review and samples; two practice tests are also included. 260 pages, indexed, softcover.
If You’re Taking the COMPASS Exam and Need to Improve Your English Language Skills, Doug French is Here to Help!
Doug French’s Verbal Review for the COMPASS Exam
Written in a lively and unique format, Doug French’s Verbal Review for the COMPASS Exam contains everything COMPASS test-takers need to know.
Focused, easy-to-follow review chapters cover all the English language skills tested on the verbal section of the COMPASS and provide an excellent guide to writing an essay. Drills and examples throughout the book build skills and explain key concepts.
The book includes two practice tests based on actual COMPASS test questions. Detailed explanations of answers help you identify your strengths and weaknesses while reinforcing your knowledge. We don’t just say which answers are right, we explain why the other answer choices are wrong, so you’ll be prepared on exam day. Doug French also gives you study tips, strategies, and confidence-boosting advice to help you tackle the COMPASS.
Doug French’s Verbal Review for the COMPASS is just part of REA’s COMPASS prep package! We’ve also developed a test prep for the math portion of the exam, Bob Miller’s Math Review for the COMPASS Exam.
REA's COMPASS test prep gets you ready for the verbal portion of the exam!
What is the COMPASS?
The COMPASS is a computer-adaptive college placement exam used by high schools, technical schools, community colleges, and four-year colleges across the country. It evaluates the math, English language, and writing skill levels of incoming students. A high score on the COMPASS helps students advance to higher-level college classes.
Doug French has worked in test-preparation since he first signed on with The Princeton Review in 1992. He has worked as an author, instructor, and course developer for the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, and way too many other standardized oppressions, until he became a full-time teacher, with summers off and everything, in 2004. He now works as a freelance writer in New York City.
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