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XDToasty
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3/4/2013 7:11:26 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Hello , I'm looking to learn outside my educational boundary. I'm a junior in High school and before I joined my current High school I was attending to another where I was doing really good. I had a bunch of AP classes and passing all of them. I later moved and joined my current school and I was given stupid people classes. everyday I walk into class I feel like I am surrounded by idiots. anyways I decided to teach my self in many of these subjects I am very well interested in, such as Corporate Law ,constitutional Law , Philosophy , Economics and Political science. but only being a High school Junior I really don't know how to start or even where. I'm looking for someone who is good in any of these subjects to help me out. anyone?
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3/4/2013 7:17:12 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Go to your local library and check out as many books as you can. Read them. If a particular subject really interests you, check out more and progressively more advanced books on that subject. Don't rule out the half priced book store, thrift shops, amazon, electronic copies and (if money isnt an issue) barnes and noble to get reading materials. Some things pretty much have to be taught, but the basics of most of the subjects you listed can be self learned
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3/4/2013 7:21:41 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/4/2013 7:17:12 PM, thett3 wrote:
Go to your local library and check out as many books as you can. Read them. If a particular subject really interests you, check out more and progressively more advanced books on that subject. Don't rule out the half priced book store, thrift shops, amazon, electronic copies and (if money isnt an issue) barnes and noble to get reading materials. Some things pretty much have to be taught, but the basics of most of the subjects you listed can be self learned

and when that becomes too much work, there's this magical place called the internet, where you can find information and books about just about anything, for free.
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3/4/2013 7:25:17 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/4/2013 7:21:41 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 3/4/2013 7:17:12 PM, thett3 wrote:
Go to your local library and check out as many books as you can. Read them. If a particular subject really interests you, check out more and progressively more advanced books on that subject. Don't rule out the half priced book store, thrift shops, amazon, electronic copies and (if money isnt an issue) barnes and noble to get reading materials. Some things pretty much have to be taught, but the basics of most of the subjects you listed can be self learned

and when that becomes too much work, there's this magical place called the internet, where you can find information and books about just about anything, for free.

Certainly, but usually what you find on the internet has very little substance compared with what you'll find in books or journals. It's a lot more difficult to find in depth and comprehensive info on the web
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"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
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3/4/2013 7:30:03 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/4/2013 7:25:17 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 3/4/2013 7:21:41 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 3/4/2013 7:17:12 PM, thett3 wrote:
Go to your local library and check out as many books as you can. Read them. If a particular subject really interests you, check out more and progressively more advanced books on that subject. Don't rule out the half priced book store, thrift shops, amazon, electronic copies and (if money isnt an issue) barnes and noble to get reading materials. Some things pretty much have to be taught, but the basics of most of the subjects you listed can be self learned

and when that becomes too much work, there's this magical place called the internet, where you can find information and books about just about anything, for free.

Certainly, but usually what you find on the internet has very little substance compared with what you'll find in books or journals. It's a lot more difficult to find in depth and comprehensive info on the web

e-books
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3/4/2013 7:31:17 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/4/2013 7:30:03 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 3/4/2013 7:25:17 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 3/4/2013 7:21:41 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 3/4/2013 7:17:12 PM, thett3 wrote:
Go to your local library and check out as many books as you can. Read them. If a particular subject really interests you, check out more and progressively more advanced books on that subject. Don't rule out the half priced book store, thrift shops, amazon, electronic copies and (if money isnt an issue) barnes and noble to get reading materials. Some things pretty much have to be taught, but the basics of most of the subjects you listed can be self learned

and when that becomes too much work, there's this magical place called the internet, where you can find information and books about just about anything, for free.

Certainly, but usually what you find on the internet has very little substance compared with what you'll find in books or journals. It's a lot more difficult to find in depth and comprehensive info on the web

e-books

if you can get/find them sure. Hence the "electronic copies" in my original post
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"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
lewis20
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3/4/2013 7:40:05 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Coursera is where it's at, if you want to learn things for free.
https://www.coursera.org...
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3/4/2013 7:43:54 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Dude, you can find just about any kind of book for free on the web
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3/4/2013 7:47:04 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/4/2013 7:43:54 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
Dude, you can find just about any kind of book for free on the web

That's true, I have trouble reading books on e-readers or the computer though. If i'm on the internet I'd just as much rather watch a documentary on the subject.
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3/4/2013 7:48:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/4/2013 7:47:04 PM, lewis20 wrote:
At 3/4/2013 7:43:54 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
Dude, you can find just about any kind of book for free on the web

That's true, I have trouble reading books on e-readers or the computer though. If i'm on the internet I'd just as much rather watch a documentary on the subject.

and it hurts my eyes...not to mention all the distractions from the web
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"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
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3/4/2013 8:15:19 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/4/2013 7:11:26 PM, XDToasty wrote:
Hello , I'm looking to learn outside my educational boundary. I'm a junior in High school and before I joined my current High school I was attending to another where I was doing really good. I had a bunch of AP classes and passing all of them. I later moved and joined my current school and I was given stupid people classes. everyday I walk into class I feel like I am surrounded by idiots. anyways I decided to teach my self in many of these subjects I am very well interested in, such as Corporate Law ,constitutional Law , Philosophy , Economics and Political science. but only being a High school Junior I really don't know how to start or even where. I'm looking for someone who is good in any of these subjects to help me out. anyone?

I would recommend the Youtube Channel 'Crash Course' if you're interested in introductory History on a broad range of topics, presented in an easy to digest format. "SciShow" does the same thing for introductory scientific topics. These are good places to start.
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3/4/2013 8:32:40 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/4/2013 7:47:04 PM, lewis20 wrote:
At 3/4/2013 7:43:54 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
Dude, you can find just about any kind of book for free on the web

That's true, I have trouble reading books on e-readers or the computer though. If i'm on the internet I'd just as much rather watch a documentary on the subject.

Same here. There's so many great documentaries on youtube.
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3/4/2013 8:55:14 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Also, most of the big name universities, Stanford, MIT, Harvard etc. post their class lectures on Youtube.

Good Will Hunting got it wrong, it doesn't even cost the 1.50 in late charges anymore.

http://www.youtube.com...
http://www.youtube.com...
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3/5/2013 1:50:12 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/4/2013 7:11:26 PM, XDToasty wrote:
Hello , I'm looking to learn outside my educational boundary. I'm a junior in High school and before I joined my current High school I was attending to another where I was doing really good. I had a bunch of AP classes and passing all of them. I later moved and joined my current school and I was given stupid people classes. everyday I walk into class I feel like I am surrounded by idiots. anyways I decided to teach my self in many of these subjects I am very well interested in, such as Corporate Law ,constitutional Law , Philosophy , Economics and Political science. but only being a High school Junior I really don't know how to start or even where. I'm looking for someone who is good in any of these subjects to help me out. anyone?

Behold:

https://www.coursera.org...
http://www.academicearth.org...
http://www.ssrn.com...
http://apps.law.georgetown.edu...
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