Inflection Magazine

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

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Majoring in Marijuana: Best Colleges for Studying Cannabis

controversial-topic-artificial-intelligence

Controversial Topic: Artificial Intelligence

controversial-topic-gun-control

Controversial Topic: Gun Control

controversial-topic-abortion

Controversial Topic: Abortion

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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

why-are-colleges-so-liberal

Why Are Colleges So Liberal?

controversial-topic-death-penalty

Controversial Topic: The Death Penalty/Capital Punishment

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

sociology-influential-books

25 Most Influential Books in Sociology 2010-2020

controversial-topic-police-brutality

Controversial Topic: Police Brutality

The Secret to Gaining Admission at Harvard and MIT

what-is-grammarly

What Is Grammarly, and Is It Cheating?

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

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25 Most Influential Biology Books 2010–2020

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

criminal-justice-criminology-influential-books

25 Most Influential Criminal Justice and Criminology Books 2010–2020

controversial-topic-critical-race-theory

Controversial Topic: Critical Race Theory

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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in Higher Education

controversial-topic-black-lives-matter

Controversial Topic: Black Lives Matter

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25 Forms of Government—A Study Starter

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10 Things To Do the Summer Before College

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25 Most Influential Physics Books 2010–2020

controversial-topic-religious-freedom

Controversial Topic: Religious Freedom

5 Reasons You Should Take Logic Your First Year in College

economics-influential-books

25 Most Influential Economics Books 2010–2020

controversial-topic-hacking

Controversial Topic: Hacking

controversial-topic-vaccines

Controversial Topic: Vaccines

controversial-topic-civil-rights

Controversial Topic: Civil Rights

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25 Most Influential Books in Mathematics 2010–2020

law-legal-studies-influential-books

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

controversial-topic-nuclear-energy

Controversial Topic: Nuclear Energy

difference-between-education-intelligence

What is the Difference Between Education and Intelligence?

controversial-topic-social-security

Controversial Topic: Social Security

controversial-topic-atheism

Controversial Topic: Atheism

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

computer-science-influential-books

25 Most Influential Books in Computer Science 2010–2020

controversial-topic-labor-unions

Controversial Topic: Labor Unions

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?

psychology-influential-books

25 Most Influential Psychology Books 2010–2020

controversial-topic-outsourcing

Controversial Topic: Outsourcing

controversial-topic-foreign-aid

Controversial Topic: Foreign Aid

best-environmental-science-programs-professors

The Best Environmental Science Programs and Professors

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-electoral-college

Controversial Topic: Electoral College

should-i-go-to-elite-college

Should I go to an elite college?

overcoming-administrative-bloat

Overcoming Administrative Bloat in Higher Education

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Top 10 Myths About Studying Debunked

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Controversial Topic: Affirmative Action

social-work-influential-books

15 Most Influential Books in Social Work

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Controversial Topic: Reparations for Slavery

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

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

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

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

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

Bright Notes study guides

Understand Classic Books with Bright Notes Study Guides

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Controversial Topic: Trump and the “Big Lie”

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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10 Tips for Success as an Undeclared Student

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A Brief History of Anthropology: 1950-2000

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Academic Analytics, Big Data, and the Tenure Track

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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

anthropology-history-1900-1949

A Brief History of Anthropology: 1900-1949

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How Many Schools Should I Apply To?

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A Brief History of Mathematics: 1950–2000

Meyer or Mendeleev: Who created the periodic table?

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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

mental-health-online-education

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

mathematics-2000-2020

A Brief History of Mathematics: 2000-2020

why-students-cheat

Why Students Cheat

why-alumni-matter

Why Do Alumni Matter?

best-college-basketball-mascots

Who Has the Best College Basketball Mascots?

online-education-covid-19

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

growing-up-with-artificial-intelligence

Growing Up with Artificial Intelligence

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The Top 10 Myths About College Majors Debunked

Best college football mascots

Who Has the Best College Football Mascots?

study-starters

Boost Your Study Skills with Study Starters

biology-1950-2000

A Brief History of Biology: 1950-2000

student-cheating-surge

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

questions-to-ask-college-admissions-counselors

5 Questions You Should Ask College Admissions Counselors

application-inflation-illusion-college-selectivity

Application Inflation and the Illusion of College Selectivity

biology-1900-1950

A Brief History of Biology: 1900-1950

should-i-take-winter-classes

Should I Take Winter Classes?

computer-science-1950-2000

A Brief History of Computer Science: 1950-2000

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

hitting-college-application-deadlines

Guide to Hitting Your College Application Deadlines

anthropology-history-pre-1900

A Brief History of Anthropology: Pre-1900

how-online-students-get-writing-help

How Can Online Students Get Writing Help?

Christian Colleges That Resist Political Pandering

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

How Can I Study For Online Finals?

how-much-should-college-cost

How Much Should College Cost?

tips-for-online-education-beginners

Top 10 Tips for Online Education Beginners

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

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

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Study Guide to War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

march-madness

March Madness: 10 Tips For Winning Your Pool

The Use and Abuse of Academic Metrics

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

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

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

why-go-to-community-college

Why You Should Go to Community College

cybersecurity-certificates

Cybersecurity Certificates

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

bright-notes/lessing-golden-notebook-hero

Study Guide to The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

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Data Analysis Certificate

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?

get-masters-degree-online

Should I get a master’s degree online?

online-colleges-that-start-anytime

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

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Study Guide to Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

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7 Facts About Ivy League Admissions

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25 Most Influential Books in Business 2010–2020

biology-2000-2020

A Brief History of Biology: 2000-2020

bright-notes/goethe-faust-hero

Study Guide to Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

earth-science-2000-2020

A Brief History of Earth Sciences: 2000-2020

tips-for-adjusting-to-school-online

10 Tips for Adjusting to School Online

The Career Benefits From Online College

The Career Benefits From Online College

online-students-get-better-sleep

How Online Students Can Get Better Sleep

best-online-business-courses

Best Online Business Courses

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Study Guide to Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

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

cybersecurity-scholarships

Cybersecurity Scholarships

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Study Guide to Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

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Study Guide to Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

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Study Guide to Beowulf

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10 Funny Controversial Topics for Your Thanksgiving Dinner

college-admissions-consultants-address-inequality

How College Admissions Consultants Can Address Inequality in Higher Education

anthropology-history-2000-2020

A Brief History of Anthropology: 2000-2020

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

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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 Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams

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Study Guide to The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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How Online Students Can Avoid Burnout

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Study Guide to Sister Carrie by Theodore Dresier

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Study Guide to Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

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

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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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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 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

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Is Early Admission Compounding Inequality at America’s Colleges?

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

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

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Study Guide to The Beggar’s Opera by John Gay

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A Brief History of Earth Sciences: 1950-1999

earth-science-pre-1900

A Brief History of Earth Sciences: Before 1900

bright-notes/connelly-green-pastures

Study Guide to The Green Pastures by Marc Connelly

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Best IT Security Careers

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Study Guide to Satyricon by Petronius

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

earth-science-1900-1949

A Brief History of Earth Sciences: 1900-1949

college-admissions-scandal

College Admissions Scandal Gets the Hollywood Treatment

How to Transfer from Campus to Online College

How to Transfer from Campus to Online College

How much does an online MBA cost?

How much does an online MBA cost?

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About Environmental Science

how-students-can-spot-fake-news

How Students Can Spot Fake News

Why and How Every College Student Should Learn Some Coding

What Do College Admissions Coaches Do?

What Do College Admissions Coaches Do?

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Data Scientist Profile

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Careers in Earth Sciences

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Study Guide to The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West

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Data Science Bootcamps

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Study Guide to Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

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

How to Get Into Harvard

How to Get Into Harvard

Is an online MBA degree worth it?

Is an online MBA degree worth it?

Are MBA admissions consultants worth it?

Are MBA admissions consultants worth it?

data-science-tools-trends-books

Data Science Tools & Trends and Books for Data Science

cybersecurity-training-for-veterans

Cybersecurity Training for Veterans

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Study Guide to The Awakening by Kate Chopin

right-time-to-withdraw-from-class

What is the right time to withdraw from a class?

Are College Admissions Consultants Worth It?

Are College Admissions Consultants Worth It?

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The History of Black History Month

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Study Guide to Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver

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Should We Ban Controversy in the Classroom?

biology-pre-1900

A Brief History of Biology: Before 1900

College Budgeting: A Guide for Students

College Budgeting: A Guide for Students

how-do-we-save-small-colleges

How Do We Save Small Colleges?

is-online-education-more-effective

Is Online Education More Effective?

How to Get Into Stanford

How to Get Into Stanford

online-education-cybersecurity

What Are Your Cybersecurity Risks During Your Online Education?

most-popular-college-degrees

10 Most Popular College Degrees

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

philosophy-1950-2000

A Brief History of Philosophy: 1950-2000

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When Should You Start College Applications?

college-students-thanksgiving-break

College Students, Thanksgiving Break, and Traveling During the Pandemic

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

agile-classroom-part-one

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

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