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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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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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ACT
Ryan Furiness

COVID Is Still A Thing. You Still Need SAT/ACT Scores. Now What?

Enough time has passed since the beginning of the COVID pandemic that a new wave of students is making plans to prepare for and take the ACT or SAT. In this post, I’ll lay out some of the main messages that I’ve been giving to my students over the past year – sort of a ‘2021 COVID Testing Primer’. Let’s get started.

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ACT
Ryan Furiness

Numbers, So Many Numbers: ACT Scoring Charts & Scales

Scoring on the ACT is a topic that’s both complicated and extremely important (which is why this is my third blog post that covers it). Understanding how ACT scoring charts work and why they differ from test to test can help you approach test day with fully open eyes, so let’s take a look.

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Admissions
Ryan Furiness

College Board cancels Subject Tests; millions rejoice

Despite the hopes of many, all of the world’s problems were not immediately solved when the calendar flipped from 2020 to 2021. It’s fair to say, however, that signs point to the fact that things are at least heading in a more encouraging direction: College Board has announced that Subject Tests are finally dead.

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GRE GMAT LSAT PREP
GMAT
Donald Viscardi

GMAT Time Management: Tips and Strategies

Most students embarking on their GMAT preparation journey are under the mistaken impression that their biggest challenge will be mastering the content of the exam. They fret about having to return to the material covered

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