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Inflection delves deeper into topics of interest to students, with news, opinion, reviews, controversial topics, and study starters, helping you to make sense of what’s happening in the classroom, on campus, online, and in the wider world.

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The 30 Most Controversial Topics for Your Position Paper

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Top Influential Think Tanks 2021

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The 25 Most Influential Philosophers of All Time–A Philosophy Study Starter

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30 Common Logical Fallacies–A Study Starter

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25 Most Influential Political Science Books 2010–2020

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Majoring in Marijuana: Best Colleges for Studying Cannabis

most-influential-psychologist-study-starter

The 25 Most Influential Psychologists of All Time–A Study Starter

controversial-topic-artificial-intelligence

Controversial Topic: Artificial Intelligence

controversial-topic-gun-control

Controversial Topic: Gun Control

controversial-topic-abortion

Controversial Topic: Abortion

philosophy-influential-books

25 Most Influential Philosophy Books 2010–2020

controversial-topic-charter-schools

Controversial Topic: Charter Schools

controversial-topic-freedom-of-speech

Controversial Topic: Censorship and Freedom of Speech

controversial-topic-death-penalty

Controversial Topic: The Death Penalty/Capital Punishment

why-are-colleges-so-liberal

Why Are Colleges So Liberal?

controversial-topic-womens-rights

Controversial Topic: Women’s Rights

controversial-topic-climate-change

Controversial Topic: Climate Change

controversial-topic-minimum-wage

Controversial Topic: Minimum Wage

religious-studies-influential-books

25 Most Influential Books in Religious Studies

controversial-topic-health-insurance

Controversial Topic: Health Insurance

controversial-topic-police-brutality

Controversial Topic: Police Brutality

sociology-influential-books

25 Most Influential Books in Sociology 2010-2020

The Secret to Gaining Admission at Harvard and MIT

what-is-grammarly

What Is Grammarly, and Is It Cheating?

controversial-topic-critical-race-theory

Controversial Topic: Critical Race Theory

Even Superstar Students Need Help: The Cautionary Tale of Elizabeth Holmes

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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in Higher Education

biology-influential-books

25 Most Influential Biology Books 2010–2020

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The 100 Best Rock Bands of All Time: 25-1

controversial-topic-black-lives-matter

Controversial Topic: Black Lives Matter

criminal-justice-criminology-influential-books

25 Most Influential Criminal Justice and Criminology Books 2010–2020

physics-influential-books

25 Most Influential Physics Books 2010–2020

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25 Forms of Government—A Study Starter

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10 Things To Do the Summer Before College

controversial-topic-religious-freedom

Controversial Topic: Religious Freedom

5 Reasons You Should Take Logic Your First Year in College

controversial-topic-vaccines

Controversial Topic: Vaccines

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25 Most Influential Economics Books 2010–2020

controversial-topic-hacking

Controversial Topic: Hacking

controversial-topic-civil-rights

Controversial Topic: Civil Rights

mathematics-influential-books

25 Most Influential Books in Mathematics 2010–2020

controversial-topic-nuclear-energy

Controversial Topic: Nuclear Energy

law-legal-studies-influential-books

25 Most Influential Books in Law/Legal Studies 2010–2020

controversial-topic-social-security

Controversial Topic: Social Security

difference-between-education-intelligence

What is the Difference Between Education and Intelligence?

controversial-topic-atheism

Controversial Topic: Atheism

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The 100 Best Rock Bands of All Time: 100–76

controversial-topic-labor-unions

Controversial Topic: Labor Unions

computer-science-influential-books

25 Most Influential Books in Computer Science 2010–2020

Why Is My Professor So Weird? Here are 10 Possible Reasons

Why Is My Professor So Weird? Here are 10 Possible Reasons

should-non-christians-go-to-christian-colleges

Should non-Christians go to Christian Colleges?

controversial-topic-outsourcing

Controversial Topic: Outsourcing

psychology-influential-books

25 Most Influential Psychology Books 2010–2020

controversial-topic-foreign-aid

Controversial Topic: Foreign Aid

best-environmental-science-programs-professors

The Best Environmental Science Programs and Professors

controversial-topic-electoral-college

Controversial Topic: Electoral College

College Rankings Held Hostage

College Rankings Held Hostage: The Undeserved Monopoly of US News Rankings

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20 Wars That Shaped the Modern World—A Study Starter

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Controversial Topic: Extremism

controversial-topic-affirmative-action

Controversial Topic: Affirmative Action

should-i-go-to-elite-college

Should I go to an elite college?

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Controversial Topic: Reparations for Slavery

overcoming-administrative-bloat

Overcoming Administrative Bloat in Higher Education

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Top 10 Myths About Studying Debunked

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15 Most Influential Books in Social Work

history-influential-books

25 Most Influential Books in History (Historiography) 2010–2020

outsized-influence-of-reputation-survey

The Problematic Influence of Reputation Surveys in College Ranking

what-is-wrong-with-using-graduation-rates

What’s wrong with using graduation rates to rank colleges?

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The 100 Best Rock Bands of All Time: 75-51

Bright Notes study guides

Understand Classic Books with Bright Notes Study Guides

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The 100 Best Rock Bands of All Time: 50–26

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Controversial Topic: Trump and the “Big Lie”

tips-for-undeclared-major

10 Tips for Success as an Undeclared Student

college-more-than-getting-a-job

Going to College is About More Than Just Getting a Job

history-of-hbcus-in-america

The History of HBCUs in America

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A Brief History of Anthropology: 1950-2000

academic-analytics-big-data-tenure-track

Academic Analytics, Big Data, and the Tenure Track

best-college-basketball-mascots

Who Has the Best College Basketball Mascots?

earth-sciences-influential-books

25 Most Influential Books in Earth Sciences/Geosciences 2010–2020

computer-science-2000-2020

A Brief History of Computer Science: 2000-2020

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10 Ways College Students Can Make the Most of Winter Break

how-many-schools-to-apply-to

How Many Schools Should I Apply To?

anthropology-history-1900-1949

A Brief History of Anthropology: 1900-1949

Meyer or Mendeleev: Who created the periodic table?

schools/rowan-university-college-of-engineering

Rowan University: How an Engineer’s Unusual Donation Helped Catapult a Public University to Prominence in Academics and Research

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Influence, Infamy, and the Case of Osama bin Laden

Major College Accreditation Overhaul — What’s Changing and Why It Matters

mathematics-1950-2000

A Brief History of Mathematics: 1950–2000

mental-health-online-education

Don’t Neglect Your Mental Health While Getting Your Online Education

why-students-cheat

Why Students Cheat

mathematics-2000-2020

A Brief History of Mathematics: 2000-2020

online-education-covid-19

Online Education and COVID-19 — The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

why-alumni-matter

Why Do Alumni Matter?

myths-college-majors

The Top 10 Myths About College Majors Debunked

Best college football mascots

Who Has the Best College Football Mascots?

growing-up-with-artificial-intelligence

Growing Up with Artificial Intelligence

student-cheating-surge

The Student Cheating Surge Lurking in the Shadows of COVID-19

study-starters

Boost Your Study Skills with Study Starters

should-i-take-winter-classes

Should I Take Winter Classes?

questions-to-ask-college-admissions-counselors

5 Questions You Should Ask College Admissions Counselors

biology-1950-2000

A Brief History of Biology: 1950-2000

application-inflation-illusion-college-selectivity

Application Inflation and the Illusion of College Selectivity

computer-science-1950-2000

A Brief History of Computer Science: 1950-2000

anthropology-history-pre-1900

A Brief History of Anthropology: Pre-1900

biology-1900-1950

A Brief History of Biology: 1900-1950

how-online-students-get-writing-help

How Can Online Students Get Writing Help?

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Study Guide to All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

how-can-i-study-for-online-finals

How Can I Study For Online Finals?

Christian Colleges That Resist Political Pandering

The Use and Abuse of Academic Metrics

hitting-college-application-deadlines

Guide to Hitting Your College Application Deadlines

how-much-should-college-cost

How Much Should College Cost?

tips-for-online-education-beginners

Top 10 Tips for Online Education Beginners

career-services-for-online-college-students

The Importance of Career Services for Online College Students

college-is-still-worth-money

College Is Still Worth the Money…If You Can Complete It

halloween-at-college

Halloween at College: Ten Awesome Campus Traditions

how-to-choose-safety-target-reach-schools

How to Choose Your Safety, Target, and Reach Schools

jeff-selingo-book-review-who-gets-in-and-why

Book Review: Jeff Selingo’s Who Gets In & Why — A Year Inside College Admissions

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Get Smarter: 26 Apps & Video Games to Sharpen Your Mind

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March Madness: 10 Tips For Winning Your Pool

online-students-prevent-senioritis

How Online Students Can Prevent Senioritis

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Study Guide to One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

bright-notes/tolstoy-war-peace-hero

Study Guide to War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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Cybersecurity Certificates

why-go-to-community-college

Why You Should Go to Community College

What jobs can you get with an online MBA?

What jobs can you get with an online MBA?

bright-notes/morrison-beloved-hero

Study Guide to Beloved by Toni Morrison

bright-notes/lewis-babbitt-hero

Study Guide to Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis

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Data Analysis Certificate

business-influential-books

25 Most Influential Books in Business 2010–2020

bright-notes/mitchell-gone-with-wind-hero

Study Guide to Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

online-college-students-spring-break

How Do Online College Students Do Spring Break?

biology-2000-2020

A Brief History of Biology: 2000-2020

bright-notes/lessing-golden-notebook-hero

Study Guide to The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

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Should I get a master’s degree online?

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10 Tips for Adjusting to School Online

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Study Guide to Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Study Guide to Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

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Learn to Read By Watching More TV! (How closed captioning can improve reading comprehension)

online-colleges-that-start-anytime

Online Colleges That Start Anytime and the Benefits of a Self-Paced Education

online-students-get-better-sleep

How Online Students Can Get Better Sleep

best-online-business-courses

Best Online Business Courses

earth-science-2000-2020

A Brief History of Earth Sciences: 2000-2020

facts-about-ivy-league-admissions

7 Facts About Ivy League Admissions

college-admissions-consultants-address-inequality

How College Admissions Consultants Can Address Inequality in Higher Education

The Career Benefits From Online College

The Career Benefits From Online College

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Study Guide to Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

bright-notes/maugham-of-human-bondage-hero

Study Guide to Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

anthropology-history-2000-2020

A Brief History of Anthropology: 2000-2020

cybersecurity-scholarships

Cybersecurity Scholarships

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Study Guide to Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

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10 Funny Controversial Topics for Your Thanksgiving Dinner

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Study Guide to The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

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Study Guide to The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams

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How Online Students Can Avoid Burnout

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Study Guide to Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

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Popular Data Science Course Lists

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Study Guide to The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

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Study Guide to The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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How to Become a Cybersecurity Analyst

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Study Guide to Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

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Study Guide to Beowulf

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Dual Enrollment: How To Earn Community College Credits In High School

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Study Guide to Sister Carrie by Theodore Dresier

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Study Guide to Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

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Is Early Admission Compounding Inequality at America’s Colleges?

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Study Guide to The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Study Guide to The Beggar’s Opera by John Gay

bright-notes/connelly-green-pastures

Study Guide to The Green Pastures by Marc Connelly

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5 Ways Online Education Can Be More Effective Than Traditional Classroom Education

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The History of Black History Month

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A Brief History of Earth Sciences: 1950-1999

earth-science-1900-1949

A Brief History of Earth Sciences: 1900-1949

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College Admissions Scandal Gets the Hollywood Treatment

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Study Guide to Satyricon by Petronius

earth-science-pre-1900

A Brief History of Earth Sciences: Before 1900

How to Transfer from Campus to Online College

How to Transfer from Campus to Online College

What's the difference between college admissions coaching and college admissions consulting?

What’s the difference between college admissions coaching and college admissions consulting?

best-it-security-careers

Best IT Security Careers

How much does an online MBA cost?

How much does an online MBA cost?

about-environmental-science

About Environmental Science

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Data Scientist Profile

how-students-can-spot-fake-news

How Students Can Spot Fake News

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Study Guide to The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West

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Study Guide to Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

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What is the right time to withdraw from a class?

supply-side-academics-peer-review

A Review of Peer Review: What’s wrong with scholarly publishing?

Is an online MBA degree worth it?

Is an online MBA degree worth it?

What Do College Admissions Coaches Do?

What Do College Admissions Coaches Do?

data-science-tools-trends-books

Data Science Tools & Trends and Books for Data Science

careers-in-earth-science

Careers in Earth Sciences

cybersecurity-training-for-veterans

Cybersecurity Training for Veterans

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Study Guide to The Awakening by Kate Chopin

is-online-education-more-effective

Is Online Education More Effective?

How to Get Into Harvard

How to Get Into Harvard

Are College Admissions Consultants Worth It?

Are College Admissions Consultants Worth It?

Are MBA admissions consultants worth it?

Are MBA admissions consultants worth it?

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Data Science Bootcamps

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Study Guide to Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver

ban-controversy-in-classroom

Should We Ban Controversy in the Classroom?

most-popular-college-degrees

10 Most Popular College Degrees

biology-pre-1900

A Brief History of Biology: Before 1900

how-do-we-save-small-colleges

How Do We Save Small Colleges?

online-education-cybersecurity

What Are Your Cybersecurity Risks During Your Online Education?

College Budgeting: A Guide for Students

College Budgeting: A Guide for Students

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Back To School...What Comes After the Endless Summer?

agile-classroom-part-one

The Agile Classroom, Pt. 1—What Is It?

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When Should You Start College Applications?

college-students-thanksgiving-break

College Students, Thanksgiving Break, and Traveling During the Pandemic

philosophy-1950-2000

A Brief History of Philosophy: 1950-2000

How to Get Into Stanford

How to Get Into Stanford

graduate-in-four-years

How To Graduate in Four Years

covid-admission-testing-upside-down

COVID-19 Turns Admission Testing Upside Down—and Maybe That’s a Good Thing

hard-to-reform-peer-review

Why It’s So Hard to Reform Peer Review

agile-classroom-part-two

The Agile Classroom, Pt. 2—How To Do It