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I used to be a terrible student. In middle school, I was in a class for students who didn't apply themselves. In my first year of high school, I was so disorganized that I was getting a D in my remedial math class because I didn't do my homework — and when I did, I...read more
The number one tool that I used to turn my life around has been a planner. If you read a lot of college blogs, you’ve probably seen many bloggers talk about them and how they’ve helped improve their grades and ease their peace of mind. But how do you choose your...read more
My boyfriend, Ken, graduated with a degree in computer science a few years ago. In the time since, he's continued to teach himself new material, from calculus to philosophy. After a few years, though, he reached a bit of a wall: he had moved beyond the level of...read more
Long-time readers of College Compass know how much I care about keeping college affordable, which is why I'm sharing this Amazon Prime Student review with you today. Just a head's up that this is an affiliate review - it's not sponsored, but I may get a small kickback...read more
College was not an easy journey for me. On a day-to-day basis, it could go from exciting to exhausting to grueling to fantastic. I had days where I felt like I was running from meeting to meeting, and nights where I stayed up well past 3 in the morning to finish a...read more
The summer before college is such a fun time. As incoming freshmen get ready for their first year of university, a mix of excitement and anxiety hangs in the air. How do I get ready? What do I bring? Do I really need shower shoes? (The answer is yes.) While it's...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.
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