Tag Archives: Ian Johnston

Online learning for the hearing impaired

Most of the online courses and lectures here at The Do It Yourself Scholar are podcasts and webcasts, which are great if your hearing apparatus is in good shape. But what if you prefer visual learning resources? Recently a reader … Continue reading

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3 guides to Shakespeare’s plays

If you’ve always wanted to explore Shakespeare’s plays but hesitated to tackle the Bard and his sometimes difficult and archaic language on your own, hesitate no longer. Here are three guides to help you on your way. 1. Ralph Williams, … Continue reading

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Reading the Great Books

Many moons ago I toyed with the idea of attending St. John’s College, which offers a Great Books curriculum — four years of reading and discussing and contemplating the canonical texts of Western civilization, from Homer to Nietzsche, from Genesis … Continue reading

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