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.
Department of English