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Sitler Publishes on Perfectionism in High-Achieving Students

Posted on 2/15/2012 2:21:33 PM

Helen Sitler's article “Perfect” appears in the Winter 2011–2012 issue of the Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning.

Through a case study, the article highlights how perfectionism can be a form of trauma that composition instructors should be aware of in some high-achieving students.

Perfectionism is a common issue dealt with at college counseling centers. Such students are often a joy to teach, while their instructors do not recognize the toll that perfectionism is taking on the student.

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