Making College Easier

College Compass is a resource for current and prospective students who want to make the most of their college years. Whether you need help preparing for college, you want to improve your grades, or you just want to make the most of student life, I’ve got something for you here!

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Check out our resources on essays, exams, productivity, organization, and time management for college students.
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Take a look at our posts on dorm life, roommates, relationships, and more during your college experience.

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Summer Before College Bucket List

The summer before college is a time of firsts and lasts. It's a period for goodbyes and endings, as well as for hellos and new beginnings. For me, college wasn't the first time I was leaving my friends and family for a while, but it was my first chance to be...

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DIY Dorm Decoration: 6 Cheap and Easy Ideas

It's not always easy to decorate your dorm room. While you may be really excited about getting everything just right, more often than not, it's expensive and challenging to pull a room together the way that magazines show. But it doesn't have to be impossible; I...

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Where to Get Cheap School Supplies for College

When I was a kid, I loved shopping for school supplies. Every September promised new beginnings, and every new folder or set of pens promised me that this would be the year I finally became a good student. It took me a long time to actually become that good student,...

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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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