What are you looking for?
When I was in the seventh grade, I was put in a class for under-performing students. Yes, really. (Look at me now!) The purpose of the class was to teach us the skills we needed to be better students. One of the first things we learned was the Cornell notes method....read more
Scheduling doesn’t come naturally to me. I’ve spent months on a single eight-page paper, and I’ve written a term paper in the three hours before class (#regrets). As you can imagine, neither of those are a great approach; if you take too long to write a paper, it eats...read more
When I was in high school, I had the "five paragraph essay" formula drilled into my head. Every essay I wrote had an introduction and conclusion, and in between those two paragraphs were three major points to prove my thesis. I had that formula down pat — and then I...read more
Malala Yousafzai may be the world’s most inspiring twenty-year-old. As the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in history, she has been campaigning for girls’ education since she was just eleven — first in her community, and, since surviving an attack by the Taliban in...read more
Hard as it is to believe, it's been four years since I started college! I still remember those first few days of orientation like they were just a few weeks ago. During orientation and the early weeks of my first semester, I was excited, inspired, and totally...read more
When it comes to college students, I hear this complaint a lot: There should be a life skills class in college. Why don't they ever teach us how to pay our taxes? Or how make our first college budget? Where am I supposed to learn that? I've often thought these things...read more
About College Compass
Hi! I’m Sara, the founder of College Compass. I’ve been where you are: struggling though classes and assignments, trying to improve. Through trial and error, I figured out what worked for me, and went on to graduate cum laude from Wellesley College and Oxford University. And because I like to help people (and also just because someone else should benefit from all these study tips I learned), I’m sharing what I learned with you.
That’s what College Compass is for: a resource for current and prospective college students who want to better their grades and find out what works best for them. Whether you need help preparing for college, you want to be a better student, or you just want to make the most of your college years, I’ve got something for you here. And if I don’t yet, shoot me an email through the form below and ask! This site is always growing and I’m eager to add resources for anything you might need help with.
Need help, have a question, or want to request a post? Use the form below to shoot us an email.