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  • n. Plural form of autodidact.


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  • But then the TV Turnoff propaganda isn't really directed at readers, thinkers, and autodidacts, is it?


  • Both write fiction, both identify as autodidacts and work from a rich grounding in theoretical and experimental work (Kraus edits the Semiotext(e) series, Bryant ascribes much of her education to the Dark Room Collective), both pull from noir with the urgency and eerie sense surrounding their narratives.

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  • If we want to learn a given language, the non-autodidacts among us ninety-nine times out of a hundred will prefer to learn from a native speaker.

    N is for Native-speakerism « An A-Z of ELT

  • Good students are autodidacts, and bad students are darned hard to teach.

    Teachers and Stardom, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • I would also caution that most people are not autodidacts.

    Bryan on Education, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • It is possible that, as inefficient as education appears to be, for these non-autodidacts, it is less inefficient and wasteful than if they floundered trying to determine for themselves what it is that they need to learn.

    Bryan on Education, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Both were autodidacts who were seemingly incapable of getting along.

    When the West Coast Went Pop

  • Although many of its contributors are card-carrying members of the professoriat, a significant number are artists and some are "independent scholars," a discreet euphemism for defrocked academics; trust-fund autodidacts who've disappeared down the rabbit hole of their obscure obsessions; intellectual omnivores with a magpie's eye and a hummingbird's attention span who Want to Know Everything About Everything (a cardinal sin in an age of intellectual niche marketing).

    Boing Boing

  • But the work is charming, and, while it will be old hat to the sort of reader who spends hours at a time fidgeting in front of, the sport is better for such redundancies and for every new generation of cranky autodidacts.

    The Religion of Prediction

  • One of the great American autodidacts, Shaw had almost no formal musical training.

    When Everything Was Jumpin'


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