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Knowledge Is Power

No matter what test you’re preparing for, the first step in any successful prep program is understanding the rules of the game. Or, as a wise man (Kendrick Lamar? Pretty sure it was Kendrick) once said, “Know your enemy.”

Fortunately, we’ve been around the block a few times, so we know a few things — almost 40 years’ worth of things, in fact. And because you’re our favorite, we want you to be able to know things, too. So if you have questions about the test, from scoring to accommodations to fundamental strategies, you can find the answers here. And if you don’t see the information you’re looking for, let us know at help@inspirica.com and we’ll fill in the gap just as soon as we can.

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GMAT
Ryan Furiness

The GMAT Writing Section 2021-2022: An Overview

Though the GMAT essay is by no means the most important part of the test, it does matter. Practicing the GMAT writing section should be an important part of your GMAT online test preparation, and you should use all the tools available to you in order to prepare—starting with knowing what you’re walking into.

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LSAT
Ryan Furiness

LSAT Accommodations: 2021-2022 Overview

Massive understatement incoming: the LSAT is hard. You need every edge you can get on this test, and with that in mind, the last thing you want is to be eligible for testing accommodations but miss out on taking advantage of them because you don’t know the process. Fortunately, we’re here to help.

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GRE Prep
GRE
Ryan Furiness

2021-2022 GRE Analytical Writing Section Overview: An Essay Unlike Any Other

Most students in college will have already written the closest thing to the GRE essay in high school, when they wrote the essay for the ACT or the SAT (RIP). The ACT and SAT essays themselves are very different from the type of writing that students do in school, and it only gets weirder: the GRE Analytical Writing section is as different from the ACT/SAT essays as the ACT/SAT essays are from English papers.

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SSAT ISEE Prep
Admissions
Ryan Furiness

Balancing Content and Strategy in Your SSAT/ISEE Prep

One of the most important things you can do in standardized test prep is learn the key strategies. Knowing all the material that can show up isn’t enough to get a perfect score; skills like pacing yourself optimally and using the multiple-choice format to your advantage are also essential. Read on for more.

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ssat test prep
Admissions
Ryan Furiness

SSAT/ISEE Prep and the Admissions Process: A 2021-2022 Overview

For many families, the independent, private, and boarding school admissions process can be intimidating—and that’s probably an understatement. Not only does each individual school have its own set of admissions policies and procedures, but many also include a requirement to submit either ISEE or SSAT scores. We’re here to give you an introduction to these tests and the prep process.

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isee test prep
Admissions
Ryan Furiness

Constructing Your Ideal 2021-2022 ISEE Testing Schedule

There’s nothing quite like the ISEE testing calendar, and honestly, that’s probably for the best. Until fairly recently, students could only take the ISEE once per school year, but fortunately, this is no longer the case! Read on for tips about optimizing your ISEE testing schedule.

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SSAT ISEE Middle Level Prep
Admissions
Ryan Furiness

Crafting the Optimal 2021-2022 SSAT Testing Schedule

Constructing an ideal testing schedule for the SSAT is far more straightforward than doing likewise for the ISEE, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Even just trying to navigate the SSAT’s website can feel like an adventure unto itself. Fortunately, your friendly neighborhood test experts are here with some helpful tips on optimizing your SSAT testing schedule.

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Best Test Prep and Tutoring
Admissions
Ryan Furiness

Ivy League SAT Scores: What to Shoot For to Bolster Your Application

A good way to get a sense of your SAT score goals is to generate a list of schools you’re interested in and then research score statistics for each. Along the way, many students wonder about the same question: what SAT scores would I need to get into an Ivy League school? We did the research so you wouldn’t have to. Read on for more.

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ACT
Ryan Furiness

Ivy League ACT Scores: What to Aim For to Maximize Your Chances

Before you begin preparing for the ACT, it’s important to have a sense of what your score goals are. A good way to start figuring that out is to generate a list of schools you’re interested in and then research score statistics for each. Along the way, many students are curious about the same thing: what ACT scores would I need to get into an Ivy League school? In this post, we’ll answer that question.

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