Monthly Archives: October 2014

Enhanced ACT Writing Test

The ACT recently released new details about the upcoming changes to the ACT Writing Test. These changes are scheduled to take effect in fall 2015, and the ACT is marketing these revisions as an enhancement. So, what exactly is changing?

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College Compass Welcomes New Writer, James

College Compass is very happy to welcome new writer James! James recently graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a B.F.A. in Musical Theater with an Honors Program concentration. A former Test Masters student, James now teaches the … Continue reading

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HBCU Spotlight – Tuskegee University

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have served a vital and transformative role in the history of America. Many of this country’s most prominent civil rights activists, politicians, actors, scientists, scholars, and public figures attended or taught at HBCUs, and … Continue reading

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What is the ISEE?

So, you’re gearing up for applying to private schools, you know that you’re going to have to take some kind of entry-level test, and you come across this thing called the “ISEE,” now what? Well before I get into the … Continue reading

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Ask Test Masters: International Student Applying to the Ivy League

Ask Test Masters is a free educational service offered by the college admission experts at Test Masters. College Compass readers Arman and Mandy have a question about applying to competitive US schools as an international student. They write, “We are … Continue reading

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Extra SAT Vocabulary – Coagulate

co·ag·u·late kōˈagyəˌlāt/ verb Coagulate is a verb that means to change from a liquid to a solid or semisolid state. It is often used to describe the way blood thickens into a clot. Sample Sentence: I left a can of … Continue reading

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A Straightforward, Simple SAT Math Problem

Sometimes, math problems on the SAT really are as straightforward as they seem. Here’s an example of a problem that should be fairly easy to solve. In a sequence of numbers, the first number is 6, and each number after … Continue reading

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Reminder – UPCOMING SAT & ACT TEST DATES

Hello All! Don’t forget that you have to actually register for the SAT & ACT in order to take them! Below you will find the test dates and registration (and late registration) deadlines for the fall, spring, and summer test … Continue reading

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