Supplement Your Education

Keep Learning

Curiously, not a few individuals are realizing that their education (K-12 and even college) neglected to provide them with as much understanding of the world as they would like. At Intellectual Takeout, we believe that however you feel about your education, there is still much to be learned. To that end, we'd like to refer you to one book and a collection of "study guides" that serve as excellent docents for supplementing and building upon your education. 

The first book is "The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had" by Susan Wise Bauer. The book is a helpful guide for picking up where formal education left off. Indeed, it not only picks up from that point, but also helps you cultivate a different approach and perspective to learning. An embedded copy of the first part of the book is available below. If you'd like to purchase it, you can do so at Amazon by clicking here.

 

The collection of study guides we recommend comes out of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Each guide focuses on a particular topic of interest, gives brief overviews of key issues within the topic, recommends different supporting books, and provides context for those recommendations. Once you click on one of the links below, you can order a copy of the guide. Additionally, several introductions to the guides are available for free online, just look for the following hyperlink below the cover image: "This guide is also available online."

A Student's Guide to American Political Thought 
by George W. Carey

A Student's Guide to Classics 
by Bruce S. Thornton
A Student's Guide to Economics 
by Paul Heyne
A Student's Guide to Liberal Learning 
by James V. Schall, S.J.
A Student's Guide to Literature 
by R. V. Young
A Student's Guide to Music History 
by R. J. Stove
A Student's Guide to Natural Science 
by Stephen M. Barr
A Student's Guide to Philosophy 
by Ralph M. McInerny
A Student's Guide to Political Philosophy 
by Harvey C. Mansfield
A Student's Guide to Psychology 
by Daniel N. Robinson
A Student's Guide to the Core Curriculum 
by Mark C. Henrie
A Student's Guide to the Core Curriculum and A Student's Guide to Liberal Learning 
written by Mark C. Henrie
written by James V. Schall, S.J.
narrated by Don Feldheim
A Student's Guide to the Study of History 
by John Lukacs
A Student's Guide to the Study of Law 
by Gerard V. Bradley
A Student's Guide to U.S. History 
by Wilfred M. McClay