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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

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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AP English Exam Prep
SAT
Yuliya Aleksandrov

What to Expect on the SAT Reading Section

Chances are that if you’re taking a standardized test you’ll have to do some reading comprehension. However, it’s important to note that not all reading sections are created equal. The College Board will tell you

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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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SAT
Yuliya Aleksandrov

Applying for SAT Testing Accommodations

The SAT tries to even the playing field for students with documented disabilities by providing a variety of SAT testing accommodations. The most common one is extended time (or extra time), but there are many

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ACT SAT PSAT Prep
SAT
Yuliya Aleksandrov

2021 SAT Test Dates and Deadlines

If you’re getting ready to prepare for the SAT, one of the first things you should consider is when to actually test. Although all test dates are created equal, you should consider your own circumstances

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