Monthly Archives: October 2012

Critical Reading: An Arduous Hike

Here at College Compass we cannot stress how important vocabulary is to doing well on the SAT. If you are having trouble with the Critical Reading section of the SAT, the quickest and most sure way to improve your score … Continue reading

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Grammar Crammer: Clause vs. Phrase

Both the SAT and ACT test grammar; the SAT in the Multiple Choice Writing Section, and the ACT in the English Test. A thorough knowledge of English grammar is also necessary if you want a top score on the essay … Continue reading

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Critical Reading: Inference Vs. Assumption

Some of the trickiest questions on the PSAT/SAT Critical Reading section are inference questions. One of the most important things you need to do well on the PSAT/SAT is the ability to tell the difference between an inference and an … Continue reading

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College Board 2012 Profile: Scores May be Down, but Competition is Up!

The class of 2012’s SAT test data spotlights a downward trend in the nation’s┬ámedian Critical Reading and Writing scores; however, after reviewing the College Board’s Total Group Profile Report, it seems this data, which on its face is discouraging, has … Continue reading

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Ask Test Masters: SAT Score Choice

Ask Test Masters is a great, free service that allows you to ask the experts at Test Masters all of your test prep and college admissions questions. If you have a question, send it to us – chances are other … Continue reading

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