Monthly Archives: April 2015

College Compass Welcomes New Writer, Katherine

College Compass is very happy to welcome new writer Katherine! Katherine graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology and Plan II Honors from the University of Texas. She earned a 2350 on the SAT in 2008 and has earned perfect scores … Continue reading

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SAT Vocabulary—Ribald

This Week’s Word: Ribald /ˈrɪb əld/    [rib–uh ld] adj. Ribald describes particularly lewd speech or humor. Something that is ribald may be irreverent or vulgar to the point of being abusive. Synonyms: indecent, obscene, scurrilous Origin: While ribald is most often used as an adjective, … Continue reading

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SAT Vocabulary—Histrionic

This Week’s Word: Histrionic /ˌhɪs triˈɒn ɪk/    [his-tree-on-ik] adj. Originally a noun used to identify an actor, histrionic is now most often used to describe overly dramatic behavior. It can also be used in a broader sense to describe something relating to … Continue reading

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College Profile: Austin College

The college search is nothing if not daunting, and with many universities it’s clear even in the application process that you will be integrated into their system merely as a number. For some, the big, state school model is ideal; … Continue reading

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SAT Vocabulary—Bucolic

This Week’s Word: Bucolic /byuˈkɒl ɪk/      [byoo-kol-ik] adj. :: noun Bucolic describes something that pertains to a country setting. It can also be used as a noun to reference a pastoral poem. Synonyms: pastoral, agrarian, arcadian Origin: Originally from the Greek bous, “cow,” combined … Continue reading

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Stanford Dreams on a Junior College Budget

Good news! Stanford has announced that, in an continual effort to make college more affordable, students from families with an annual income of less than $125,000 will no longer have to pay tuition! Additionally, Student’s from families making less than … Continue reading

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SAT Vocabulary–Artifice

This Week’s Word: Artifice /ˈɑr tə fɪs/ :: [ahr-tuh-fis] noun April fool’s day seems like the perfect day to learn a synonym  for trickery. Artifice can refer to a particular deceit or stratagem or the trait of cunning itself. However, the word artifice does not necessarily … Continue reading

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Extra Hard SAT Math Question – Combinations

At the end of every SAT Math section, the test makers try to come up with an extremely difficult problem that will leave even the cleverest students scratching their heads. The really evil part, though, is that even these problems … Continue reading

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