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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.

Map Growth Assessment Test Prep
ACT
Ryan Furiness

Strategies for ACT Reading: How to Vanquish the Section

Part of the shortcut to getting a good score on the ACT Reading section is understanding how to balance taking the time to find all the necessary information in the passage with moving quickly enough to finish within the challenging time limit. Read on for some of the best strategies to approach the ACT Reading section.

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ACT
Ryan Furiness

Strategies for ACT Math: How to Conquer the Section

Part of the shortcut to getting a good score on the ACT Math section is finding the right balance between reviewing math concepts and practicing technique. Here are some of the best strategies to help you get a great score on the ACT Math section.

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math homework help
ACT
Ryan Furiness

An Overview of What’s Tested on the ACT Math Section

Math can be one of the trickiest sections to prep for on the ACT because it offers a uniquely challenging blend of difficult content-based questions and aggressive pacing. Inspirica is here with an overview of the ACT Math section to get you started on the road to crushing the test.

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Strategies for ACT English: How to Crush the Section

Once students get a handle on the various question-types that show up on the ACT English section, the next step is mastering the best strategies for the section. I like to tell students that ACT English tests pattern recognition as much as any grammar concept; viewing the section in that way is key to maximizing your score.

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ACT
Ryan Furiness

An Overview of What’s Tested on the ACT English Section

English is an area of the ACT that tends to intimidate students who are beginning their prep. In reality, though, this section isn’t as scary as it seems. The first step to conquering ACT English is understanding the structure of the section and what is tested. We’re here with an overview of what’s on the English section.

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AP Calculus Exam AB BC
ACT
Ryan Furiness

What Calculators Are Allowed On The ACT?

Used correctly, a calculator can be one of the most valuable tools you have at your disposal on the ACT. It’s important to know what the ACT’s policy is concerning which calculators you can use on the test; that way, you can avoid any unwanted surprises on test day and focus on maximizing your Math score.

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Admissions
Ryan Furiness

SSAT Issues Important At-Home Testing Update

The SSAT created chaos by issuing an SSAT at Home update yesterday in which it announced the cancellation of several upcoming test dates. Your friendly neighborhood Inspirica test expert is here to break down this important update about the At-Home SSAT.

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AP
Ryan Furiness

Online AP Test Prep in the Time of COVID

Many high school students are looking for advice about how best to prep for AP tests, particularly as they try to sort through the various online prep options. After all, you want to be sure that you’re prepping in the most effective and efficient way possible. Fortunately, your friendly neighborhood Inspirica test expert is here to help with every aspect of the online AP test prep process.

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