Metaphysics is the study of that which transcends time and space, and through this study we can attempt to know more than what is apparent in this world. Since it's much too broad a topic for an all-encompassing account to be made, we're going to divide our study into specific eras and places, starting with ancient, canonical texts to set a firm foundation.
With that said, this week's assignment is Metaphysics by Aristotle, Books I – V, linked here:
If you can't complete the reading, focus on Books 1 and 5. The title is misleading - each is only a few pages in length.