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Tips for an adult who wishes to correct gaps

Hey, I recently came across your website. I thought it great.

I’m currently 25-years-old and missed out a lot of education (deep reading, pronunciation, logic, etc). I was just wondering if you had any tips for an adult like myself who wishes to correct the huge gaps in his education?

Thank you!
Damien

Just a few short suggestions:

1. Start your logic study with The Fallacy Detective. From there, go to more difficult logic books. You can do a search on our site for titles.
2. Make a list of important books to read and start reading, spending an hour a day at this. Take notes as you read and keep a notebook with all your notes.
3. Write something every day — one page. Journal, letters, essays.
4. Reduce the time you spend looking at a screen.

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2 Responses to “Tips for an adult who wishes to correct gaps”

  1. helene Says:

    How To Read a Book by Mortimer Adler
    shud be titled how to teach urself!
    The Well-Educated Mind by Susan Wise Bauer
    in the same genre of filling the gaps
    The Bible
    true LIFE wisdom in here; shud be read, pondered & memorized daily, ideally first b4 any other study

  2. Heather Says:

    …and do not fall into spelling like most people text nowadays or you will start spelling incorrectly even when you are not texting (see example above in Helene’s comment). :) She had a good comment, nevertheless.

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