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Getting Started

It has recently come to our attention that the #1 difficulty for new, adult learners of the trivium is finding the time for study and getting and keeping things organized. The solution we have found is David Allen’s Getting Things Done: The Art Of Stress-Free Productivity audio series (link below), which is an excellent, and immediate, application of a trivium-style methodology while you study the trivium. It’s highly recommended that you begin your studies with his audio series, or, if you prefer, the book. However, we have found the audio series to be preferred and something you can repeatedly review while in the car or elsewhere.

Study Notes: Download

Essential Study Materials:

de Sacy, A. J. Sylvester, Principles of General Grammar, 1837. Download

Dunning, David and Kruger, Justin: Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments. Read online

Fuller, R. Buckminster, Grunch of Giants, Design Science, 2008. Download

Gatto, John Taylor, The Underground History of American Education, 2002. Read online

Hart, Randall, The Trivium of Classical Education: Historical Development, Decline in the 20th Century and Resurgence in Recent Decades, July 2004. Download

Iserbyt, Charlotte, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, 1999, Free Download and Website

Labossiere, Michael, 42 Fallacies, 2010. Free ebook download, or free PDF download.

Mitchel, Richard, Less than Words Can Say, and The Underground Grammarianread online – FREE

Moore, Terrence, The Classical Trivium Remains the Best Course of Learning, October 2003. Read online

Peikoff, Dr. Leonard, Introduction to Logic (audio) – Order here – This series is one of the most informational for getting started and should be studied before The Trivium by Sister Miriam Joseph. (Update: The CD set is no longer for sale and was outrageously priced at $400. It is now available for only $23 for MP3 download!)

Roemer Jean, General Principles of Grammar, 1847. Download

Sayers, Dorothy, The Lost Tools of Learning, 1943, Oxford. download

Snyder, Steven, Speeding Reading overview: Download

The Trivium Binder by Jarett Sanchez: BinderFiles.rar

Could You Have Passed the 8th Grade in 1895? Take the Test!

Foreign Language:
Italian Translation of Jan Irvin’s Red Ice Radio interview on the Trivium: Download

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