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
This Week’s Word: Ribald
/ˈrɪb əld/ [rib–uh ld]
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
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,
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
This Week’s Word: Artifice
/ˈɑr tə fɪs/ :: [ahr-tuh-fis]
April fool’s day seems like the perfect day
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