Scholar's Insight is an ability found in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn.


It is one of three possible abilities gained from the quest "Black Book: The Winds of Change."


"Reading Skill Books gives you an extra Skill Point."

Example: If the Dragonborn initially has 19 destruction before reading a skill book, with Scholar's Insight it can become raised to 21 instead of 20.

This does not give a Skill Perk to spend on Skill Trees.

This skill does not affect the Oghma Infinium.


  • Because of the ability's effect, it is best acquired before one has read the majority of skill books in the game.


This section contains bugs related to Scholar's Insight. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • Does not always add skill point upon reading a skill book.
    •  360   A fix for this is to possibly put on a different Guardian Stone than the one the skill falls under, or put on a different Standing Stone altogether. Note: This fix may apply to other systems.


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  • Scholar's insight

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    • azuraknight is there a way to fix that from happening perhaps save and reload the save if it doesnt work?
    • With the books you've already read i think thats just the way it works, but with the unread books maybe try reloading a older save bef...