Monthly Archives: April 2013

SAT Essay Writing – How to Paraphrase

Paraphrasing is when you use different words to say the same thing; in other words, it’s when distinguishable synonyms are employed so that phrases are similar in meaning but different from one another. Oftentimes, you will have to repeat yourself … Continue reading

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Paying for College: Part III – Direct PLUS loan

So far we have discussed two different types of financial aid: Pell Grants and Stafford Loans. For students attending local city or state universities these two types of aid might actually cover the bulk of your financial needs. However, students who intend on going to … Continue reading

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Paying for College: Part II – Stafford Loans

College Compass is happy to present the second installment of our “Paying for College” series: Stafford loans. Last time, we focused our discussion on Pell Grants, a highly sought-after kind of financial aid reserved only for those students who need … Continue reading

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Ask Test Masters – Extracurricular Activities & National Merit

Ask Test Masters is a free service offered by the experts at Test Masters. Sally recently asked us what factors (aside from scores) influence the final decisions when it comes to qualifying for National Merit and what the types of … Continue reading

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Pay for College – Pell Grants

A lagging job market and the increasing cost of a higher education have made it more difficult for undergraduate students to pay for college; for many, financial aid is now a necessary and unfortunate aspect of the college experience. While … Continue reading

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Get a Perfect SAT Score – Like Ridge Liu

Ridge Liu has conquered the SAT, joining an ever expanding group of Test Masters students to achieve test taking excellence and score a perfect 2400 on the SAT. Do you want to know how to get a Perfect SAT score … Continue reading

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ACT or SAT? Five Tips to Pick the Right College Entrance Exam

The SAT and ACT are both respected, nationally-recognized tests. Historically, there’s been a geographic divide between the two; nowadays, very few colleges require or prefer one test over the other. So which one should you take? Well, since you can’t … Continue reading

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Perfect SAT Score Profile: College Compass Interviews SAT Perfect Scorer James Diao

Yet another Test Masters student has reached the pinnacle of test taking perfection; James Diao joins a growing list of exemplary Test Masters alumni to score a perfect 2400 on the SAT. James knows that a Perfect SAT Score will … Continue reading

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Getting Started on Your College Essay

A personal statement is a statement of purpose; think of it as your mission statement. Ideally, it is an adroit articulation of dreams, goals, and plans. It is your personality, personal history, and everything else that makes you who you … Continue reading

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