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I'm trying to get a career in health care and wish to do so via the city colleges in my area. The problem is they want you to take a placement test (COMPASS) and the last few times I took it, I didn't do well enough. Even thou their is no "pass or fail" with placement tests, I just want to do well enough to where I don't have to take the math courses while doing the courses I wanna do. Are there any good books for the remedial student?

I hope I was clear with my question.

For a better idea of what the test covers, here is a link to the city college website in Chicago (I'm trying to go to Malcolm X)

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It might help to include or link to information on what exactly this test covers. I certainly hadn't heard of it before. –  Dylan Moreland Jun 4 '12 at 16:11
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In fact, it would probably be a good idea to ask people at the city colleges you want to apply to. They are better suited than the average mathematician to answer this question. –  M Turgeon Jun 4 '12 at 16:16
    
The link to the test itself is act.org/compass/sample –  matthewmilam Jun 4 '12 at 17:36

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