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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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College Admissions
Ryan Furiness

Fall 2020 SAT Update

College Board released more details regarding their plans for Fall 2020 SAT administrations. Here are the most important takeaways.

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ACT
Ryan Furiness

4/21/20: This Week in COVID-19 and the ACT/SAT

The COVID crisis has affected our lives in countless ways, and while standardized testing isn’t many people’s top priority at the moment, it’s nonetheless an important concern for many juniors and seniors at this time of the year in particular. Here are the most important recent developments (or non-developments) regarding the SAT and ACT.

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Standardized Test Prep
ACT
Ryan Furiness

The ACT/SAT Test Choice Process​

The ACT and SAT are similar enough to be confusing but different in several key ways, and those crucial differences are why we created the Agnostic Diagnostic, a single test that allows our test experts to give an accurate test recommendation in half the time.

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ACT
Ryan Furiness

Upcoming Changes to the ACT in the Fall of 2020

The ACT has remained, in many ways, essentially unchanged for decades. That will no longer be the case as of September 2020, and the process of preparing for the test will necessarily shift as a result. However, there is little to fear here. Read on to learn more.

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ap test prep
AP
Ryan Furiness

Advanced Placement Tests and AP Test Prep Overview

Advanced Placement classes give students the chance to take college-level courses, master college-level content, and earn college credit while still in high school. College Board offers almost 40 different AP courses in a variety of subject areas, and most American high schools offer some number of those to their students. Every AP course has a corresponding exam, which is administered at the end of the term, and most colleges and universities will offer credit only to students who achieve a certain score on the relevant AP exam.

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