It is about starting your own classical education, but it gave me an idea to become more engaged with this blog. How? By adopting and adapting the journal of self-education Ms. Bauer speaks of:
[The journal of self-education] is the place where the reader takes external information and records it (through the use of quotes, as in the commonplace book); appropriates it through a summary, written in the reader's own words; and then evaluates it through reflection and personal thought. ~ Page 36.
Most of my journal will be offline and personal, but this blog will hold clips I want to share. The likely format will be as follows:
- Quote or focus
It is worth a shot anyway, and will likely lead to better implementation of the study material--which is half of what I'm shooting for in the first place. Action, not just studying.
We'll see how it goes. Expect the first post tomorrow.
- Hardback version of The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had (the version I have)
- Paperback version of The Well Educated Mind
- Kindle version of The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had (for those who want to stay true to "e" part of this lit campaign)