COMPASS Exam - Bob Miller's Math Prep

ISBN-10: 073861002X

ISBN-13: 9780738610023

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Authors: Bob Miller

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If You’re Taking the COMPASS Exam and Need Help with Math,Bob Miller has Your Solution!Bob Miller’s Math Review for the COMPASS ExamBob Miller has taught math to thousands of students at all educational levels for 30 years. His proven teaching methods help college-bound students succeed on the math portion of the COMPASS exam.Written in a lively and unique format,Bob Miller’s Math Review for the COMPASS Examcontains everything COMPASS test-takers need to know.Focused, easy-to-follow review chapters cover all the pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry skills tested on the exam. Drills and examples build skills and explain key concepts.The book includes two practice tests based on actual COMPASS test questions.Detailed explanations of answers help you identify your strengths and weaknesses while reinforcing your knowledge. Bob also gives you study tips, strategies, and confidence-boosting advice for test day, so you’ll be ready to tackle the COMPASS.Bob Miller’s Math Review for the COMPASSis just part of the equation! REA has also developed an all-new test prep for the verbal portion of the exam,Doug French’s Verbal Review for the COMPASS Exam.What is the COMPASS?The COMPASS is a computer-adaptive college placement exam used by high schools, technical schools, community colleges, and four-year colleges across the country. It evaluates the math, English language, and writing skill levels of incoming students. A high score on the COMPASS helps students advance to higher-level college classes.
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List price: $18.95
Publisher: Research & Education Association
Publication date: 11/29/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 324
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

To The Student: A Must Read
Congratulations!!!! You are about to begin college, a new and exciting time in your life. You are preparing to take the COMPASS�“, an untimed test that is designed to properly place you in college. In math you will be asked questions in five areas: numerical skills and pre-algebra, college algebra (pre-calculus), geometry, and trigonometry. The COMPASS�“ has seven suggestions on its website. Here is my own list
Relax! It is important to come to the exam well-rested. I suggest you do not study the day before the test. Last-minute cramming rarely helps and usually hurts
Get a good night���s sleep before the test. Eat a good breakfast. Get to the test early so you are in a good frame of mind. If you are a slow starter, practice a few easy math problems before the test—any problems. Dress comfortably. Make sure you bring everything you need including an acceptable fully-charged calculator. Bring a light snack to keep up your energy
Be sure you understand the directions. Ask if you do not
Since this test is untimed, read a question over until you understand it
You should answer every item since you are not penalized for wrong guessing. Since the test is computer adaptive, you must answer every question
Don���t be afraid to change an answer. However, I believe you should change an answer only if you are 100% (not 99%) sure the new answer is correct. I will use me as an example. The last math test I ever took I changed two answers. The first one I must have misread. I was 100% sure the new answer was correct and it was. The other I wasn���t sure, and changed a correct answer to a wrong one!!!!
If you have a problem or question during the test, ask the administrator or proctor to help, remembering they cannot answer the question for you. All of the questions on the test are multiple-choice. In the book some of the questions are not. Why? Sometimes you can figure out an answer from the choices. You want to practice so that you really know the material. You may find this book is more than a test prep. This book actually reviews most of the topics needed for pre-calculus and calculus. If you have any weaknesses, this book will really help to correct them. You may find some topics written in ways to clear up problems you had or didn���t know you had in high school math. Good luck in college and in your future! Bob Miller
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