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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I want to enjoy college life

Take a look at our posts on dorm life, roommates, relationships, and more during your college experience.

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What College is Really Like

I recently ran a reader survey in which I asked you guys to let me know what you'd like to see more of, either here on College Compass, or in the college blogosphere in general. One reader's answer really caught my attention; she said: "A realistic overview of what...

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How to Find Sources for a Research Paper

I love to find sources for a research paper. I have literally improvised a little song about how much I love my books while I drove home from the library. It's a weird hobby, okay? I know. But doing it well can make such a huge difference in the quality of your final...

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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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