Language Arts Literature & Special Topics 11 – Carson and Kwik Readings Course I – Not Yet Available

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Why Carson and Kwik Reading Course I?

Dr. Ben Carson, world renowned pediatric brain surgeon, and Mr. Jim Kwik, world renowned learning coach, both had hard luck beginnings. One was born in poverty, but had a mother who was inspired to have him read, read, read. This resulted in him changing from the dumbest kid in his grade to being regarded as the smartest. The other started out ok, but hit his head on a radiator in kindergarten and suffered from brain challenges. He experienced further injury later. He was fortunate enough to have a the father of a friend act as his mentor and direct him to read, read, read.

Both men succeeded because each learned to learn by READING. They learned more than their peers by reading. And, most important of all, they literally expanded their brains and the capacity of their brains, their ability to hold and recall information because of their habit of reading.

Our final courses in Language Arts, our Capstone Courses are named in their honor, and in gratitude for their example.

PDF & Video Partially Available

Prerequisite to taking this course is passing the Basic English Competency Exam located at Language Arts 5.0 within the PDF and Video Access.

When the Exam is passed, you may begin the Ascent Advantage Academy CARSON & KWIK READING COURSE I:

The course is reminiscent of those selections used for Great Books courses at some of the most prestigious liberal arts colleges.

Selections will be uplifting, informative, thought-provoking, and edifying.

Selections have not yet been finalized, but will be noteworthy selections from throughout history, including the Scriptures, and works of Latter-Day Saint authors.

If you are perusing our course offerings and have had experience in teaching or taking such a course, please get in touch.


Your paperback or hardback copies of the course readings. “Yours” because we expect you will be making markings.

First Semester:

Selection No. 1 – Limitless by Jim Kwik – Reading, digesting, and applying the principles he illuminates throughout the rest of the CARSON and KWIK READING courses.

Selection No. 2 – You Have A Brain by Dr. Ben Carson – Reading, digesting, and applying the lessons learned by Dr. Carson through his growing-up years and beyond. Also learning and application of his T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. philosophy.

Selection No. 3 – Jesus the Christ by Talmage – Try and get the deluxe illustrated version. It is well worth it. Also, as a companion guide: Jesus the Christ Study Guide that brings to light new research and understandings not available when Talmage originally wrote his work. Learn the principles taught by the Lord and learn to live by His teachings and example.

Selection No. 4 – The Founders Bible, Cummings and Wubbells General Editors, available from WallBuilders. This amazing volume not only contains an excellent rendition of the Biblical text (which we suggest be augmented with the Joseph Smith Translation), but also vignettes of various historically significant persons and events that deal with the philosophy surrounding the establishment of the US Constitution. Increase your understanding of and your ability to defend the founding Biblically-based principles of the US Constitution and United States.

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