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A general compensation design algorithm for pole assignment is considered. The methodology presented is an extension of previous work  in which plant and compensator dynamics are described in such a way that the influence of compensation on the poles of the system is directly observed. By holding some of the poles of the plant and compensator stationary at each iteration, the design problem is transformed into an equivalent multi-input, single-output system to which root locus techniques can be directly applied. The design algorithm is iterative in nature and allows the designer the freedom to use his expertise within a standardized framework. An example of a general compensation problem is given to illustrate the simplicity of the design method.