Advising Freshmen

Today was my last day with my advisory of two years. Next year I go back to advising another group of freshmen for a two year term. I've been thinking about what it is that I need to emphasize to my freshmen this time. What would *you* like to have learned/been told/been taught as a freshman that would have given you the skills necessary to have a successful high school career?

Book Recommendations: 'But What If We're Wrong?' and 'The Righteous Mind'

If you're searching for book recommendations, here are a couple I've finished over the past few weeks that were great. Klosterman's 'But What If We're Wrong?' tries to imagine what people in the future will say about our current age in light of the fact that human knowledge is always changing. It's full of great thought experiments and really forces you to embrace epistemological humility. Haidt's The Righteous Mind' takes a look through evolutionary psychology at how (in the US) conservatives and liberals build and function within different moral matrices.

Chuck Klosterman, But What If We're Wrong?

Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion