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The 30 Most Controversial Topics for Your Position Paper

How to Transfer From Online College to a College Campus

How to Transfer From Online College to a College Campus

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Controversial Topic: Charter Schools

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How Students Can Spot Fake News

Top 25 Higher Education YouTube Channels

Top 25 Higher Education YouTube Channels

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Controversial Topic: Civil Rights

Is an online master's degree in biblical studies worth it?

Is an online master’s degree in biblical studies worth it?

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A Brief History of Earth Sciences: 1950-1999

How to Transfer from Campus to Online College

How to Transfer from Campus to Online College

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Controversial Topic: Climate Change

How to Create the Perfect Online Learning Setup

How to Create the Perfect Online Learning Setup

20 Jobs of the Future: Careers To Consider With the Rise of Automation

20 Jobs of the Future: Careers To Consider With the Rise of Automation

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Boost Your Study Skills with Study Starters

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Controversial Topic: Critical Race Theory

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30 Common Logical Fallacies–A Study Starter

Top 25 Higher Education Podcasts

Top 25 Higher Education Podcasts

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Controversial Topic: Extremism

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Cybersecurity Scholarships

Opinion: Public rejects attempts to water down gifted education

Opinion: Public rejects attempts to water down gifted education

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Controversial Topic: Abortion

What Jobs Can I Get With an Online Bachelor's Degree in Psychology?

What Jobs Can I Get With an Online Bachelor’s degree in Psychology?

5 Ways to Make Online College Cheaper

5 Ways to Make Online College Cheaper

Is an online bachelor’s degree in psychology worth it?

Is an Online Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology Worth It?

10 Steps To Take If You’ve Been Waitlisted for Online College

10 Steps To Take If You Have Been Waitlisted for Online College

What can I do with an online master's degree in biblical studies?

What can I do with an online master’s degree in biblical studies?

Should We Get Rid of Gifted Education?

Should We Get Rid of Gifted Education?

How to Manage the Stress of the Online College Application Process

How to Manage the Stress of the Online College Application Process

The Complete Guide To Contract Cheating in Higher Education

The Complete Guide To Contract Cheating in Higher Education

controversial-topic-minimum-wage

Controversial Topic: Minimum Wage

Is an online bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity worth it?

Is an Online Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity Worth It?

controversial-topic-police-brutality

Controversial Topic: Police Brutality

controversial-topics-reparations

Controversial Topic: Reparations for Slavery

Study Tools for Online College and Grad Students

Study Tools for Online College and Grad Students

controversial-topic-death-penalty

Controversial Topic: The Death Penalty/Capital Punishment

controversial-topic-vaccines

Controversial Topic: Vaccines

controversial-topic-womens-rights

Controversial Topic: Women’s Rights

why-students-cheat

Why Students Cheat

What Jobs Can I Get With an Online Bachelor's Degree in Cybersecurity?

What Jobs Can I Get With an Online Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity?

How to Get Your Employer to Pay For Online Grad School

How to Get Your Employer to Pay For Online Grad School

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How Online Students Can Avoid Burnout

The Career Benefits From Online College

The Career Benefits From Online College

Is an online bachelor’s degree in accounting worth it?

Is an Online Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting Worth It?

How CBOs can Help you Get Into a Top Online College

How CBOs can Help you Get Into a Top Online College

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25 Forms of Government—A Study Starter

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25 Most Influential Books in Sociology 2010-2020

College Budgeting: A Guide for Students

College Budgeting: A Guide for Students

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A Brief History of Anthropology: 1900-1949

10 Best Higher Education Websites

10 Best Higher Education Websites

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

College Tuition Inflation: A Deep Dive Into the Soaring Cost of College Over the Past 60 Years

College Tuition Inflation: A Deep Dive Into the Soaring Cost of College Over the Past 60 Years

What Jobs Can I Get With an Online Master's Degree in Psychology?

What Jobs Can I Get With an Online Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity?

Is an Online Master's Degree in Cybersecurity Worth It?

Is an Online Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity Worth It?

how-to-become-cybersecurity-analyst

How to Become a Cybersecurity Analyst

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10 Things To Do the Summer Before College

What Jobs Can I Get With an Online Bachelor's Degree in Accounting?

What Jobs Can I Get With an Online Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting?

Why Visit Campus Before Picking Your Online College?

Why Visit Campus Before Picking Your Online College?

Thinking of Taking a Gap Year Before Online College? Here's What You Should Know.

Should You Take a Gap Year Before Online College?

11 Best College Search Tools

11 Best College Search Tools

Academic Influence Announces Publication of The Complete Guide To Contract Cheating in Higher Education

Academic Influence Announces Publication of The Complete Guide To Contract Cheating in Higher Education

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When Should You Start College Applications?

Top 11 College Websites for High School Students

Top 11 College Websites for High School Students

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

The Best Degrees of the Future–20 Future-Proof College Students Should Consider

The Best Degrees for the Future: 20 Future-Proof Degrees College Students Should Consider

The 20 Best Degrees For Working From Home

The 20 Best Degrees For Working From Home

10 Best College Websites for Parents

10 Best College Websites for Parents

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20 Wars That Shaped the Modern World—A Study Starter

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

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5 Questions You Should Ask College Admissions Counselors

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7 Facts About Ivy League Admissions

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How College Admissions Consultants Can Address Inequality in Higher Education

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A Brief History of Earth Sciences: 2000-2020

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Should non-Christians go to Christian Colleges?

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Study Guide to Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

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How Many Schools Should I Apply To?

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Why You Should Go to Community College

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10 Tips for Adjusting to School Online

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

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Why Do Alumni Matter?

College Rankings Held Hostage

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

The Use and Abuse of Academic Metrics

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10 Most Popular College Degrees

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Study Guide to The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

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

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10 Ways College Students Can Make the Most of Winter Break

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

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Careers in Earth Sciences

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Popular Data Science Course Lists

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Study Guide to The Beggar’s Opera by John Gay

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Should I Take Winter Classes?

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Cybersecurity Training for Veterans

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

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

Starting Online College in the Fall? Spend the Summer Getting Ready

How to Prepare for Online College This Summer

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

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Study Guide to Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

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Study Guide to Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

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Halloween at College: Ten Awesome Campus Traditions

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Study Guide to Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis

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Study Guide to Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver

5 Reasons You Should Take Logic Your First Year in College

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

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Study Guide to Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

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A Brief History of Anthropology: 2000-2020

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Data Science Bootcamps

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The Best Environmental Science Programs and Professors

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Study Guide to The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West

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A Brief History of Mathematics: 1950–2000

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Controversial Topic: Hacking

supply-side-academics-peer-review

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

Bright Notes study guides

Understand Classic Books with Bright Notes Study Guides

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Top 10 Tips for Online Education Beginners

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Study Guide to The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams

What Do College Admissions Coaches Do?

What Do College Admissions Coaches Do?

best-college-basketball-mascots

Who Has the Best College Basketball Mascots?

online-students-prevent-senioritis

How Online Students Can Prevent Senioritis

mathematics-influential-books

25 Most Influential Books in Mathematics 2010–2020

is-online-education-more-effective

Is Online Education More Effective?

religious-studies-influential-books

25 Most Influential Books in Religious Studies

criminal-justice-criminology-influential-books

25 Most Influential Criminal Justice and Criminology Books 2010–2020

career-services-for-online-college-students

The Importance of Career Services for Online College Students

political-science-influential-books

25 Most Influential Political Science Books 2010–2020

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Study Guide to Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

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Study Guide to The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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

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Study Guide to The Awakening by Kate Chopin

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How Online Students Can Get Better Sleep

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

mathematics-2000-2020

A Brief History of Mathematics: 2000-2020

controversial-topic-nuclear-energy

Controversial Topic: Nuclear Energy

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Study Guide to Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Study Guide to Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

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Study Guide to Sister Carrie by Theodore Dresier

earth-science-1900-1949

A Brief History of Earth Sciences: 1900-1949

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25 Most Influential Economics Books 2010–2020

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

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The Problematic Influence of Reputation Surveys in College Ranking

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

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

college-more-than-getting-a-job

Going to College is About More Than Just Getting a Job

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Data Science Tools & Trends and Books for Data Science

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Best Online Business Courses

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Study Guide to Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

best-it-security-careers

Best IT Security Careers

philosophy-1950-2000

A Brief History of Philosophy: 1950-2000

controversial-topic-freedom-of-speech

Controversial Topic: Censorship and Freedom of Speech

anthropology-history-pre-1900

A Brief History of Anthropology: Pre-1900

controversial-topic-electoral-college

Controversial Topic: Electoral 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?

business-influential-books

25 Most Influential Books in Business 2010–2020

How to Get Into Harvard

How to Get Into Harvard

How much does an online MBA cost?

How much does an online MBA cost?

about-environmental-science

About Environmental Science

What jobs can you get with an online MBA?

What jobs can you get with an online MBA?

early-admission-compounding-inequality

Is Early Admission Compounding Inequality at America’s Colleges?

how-online-students-get-writing-help

How Can Online Students Get Writing Help?

history-of-hbcus-in-america

The History of HBCUs in America

Why and How Every College Student Should Learn Some Coding

what-is-grammarly

What Is Grammarly, and Is It Cheating?

college-students-thanksgiving-break

College Students, Thanksgiving Break, and Traveling During the Pandemic

How to get an online master's degree in cybersecurity

How to Get an Online Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity

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The History of Black History Month

The Secret to Gaining Admission at Harvard and MIT

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

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Overcoming Administrative Bloat in Higher Education

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

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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in Higher Education

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Study Guide to Satyricon by Petronius

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10 Funny Controversial Topics for Your Thanksgiving Dinner

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Growing Up with Artificial Intelligence

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Should I go to an elite college?

Best college football mascots

Who Has the Best College Football Mascots?

majoring-in-marijuana

Majoring in Marijuana: Best Colleges for Studying Cannabis

How to Get Into Stanford

How to Get Into Stanford

hitting-college-application-deadlines

Guide to Hitting Your College Application Deadlines

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How Can I Study For Online Finals?

march-madness

March Madness: 10 Tips For Winning Your Pool

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

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

how-do-we-save-small-colleges

How Do We Save Small Colleges?

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Controversial Topic: Black Lives Matter

online-education-cybersecurity

What Are Your Cybersecurity Risks During Your Online Education?

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How To Graduate in Four Years

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10 Tips for Success as an Undeclared Student

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Influence, Infamy, and the Case of Osama bin Laden

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Application Inflation and the Illusion of College Selectivity

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Study Guide to Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

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Academic Analytics, Big Data, and the Tenure Track

online-college-students-spring-break

How Do Online College Students Do Spring Break?

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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Study Guide to Beloved by Toni Morrison

biology-influential-books

25 Most Influential Biology Books 2010–2020

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

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Study Guide to Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

difference-between-education-intelligence

What is the Difference Between Education and Intelligence?

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Study Guide to War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

college-is-still-worth-money

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

earth-sciences-influential-books

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

student-cheating-surge

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

computer-science-2000-2020

A Brief History of Computer Science: 2000-2020

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

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Top 10 Myths About Studying Debunked

controversial-topic-foreign-aid

Controversial Topic: Foreign Aid

physics-influential-books

25 Most Influential Physics Books 2010–2020

Are MBA admissions consultants worth it?

Are MBA admissions consultants worth it?

get-masters-degree-online

Should I get a master’s degree online?

Are College Admissions Consultants Worth It?

Are College Admissions Consultants Worth It?

Christian Colleges That Resist Political Pandering

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

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

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

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

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Study Guide to The Green Pastures by Marc Connelly

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

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