Some Thoughts about Feelings: The Affective Domain and the Writing Process.

  title={Some Thoughts about Feelings: The Affective Domain and the Writing Process.},
  author={Susan Mcleod},
  journal={College Composition and Communication},
  • S. Mcleod
  • Published 1 December 1987
  • Education
  • College Composition and Communication
I am watching a roomful of college freshmen take an essay exam; I can nearly see the tension in the air. Several young men and women stare into space, pencils poised, brows furrowed, sweating slightly. A number of others gnaw their lower lips. Others chew their pens, their pencils, their fingernails. One examinee tears a page out of his bluebook, crumples it tightly, and fires it at a nearby wastebasket. When I announce there are five minutes left there is a rustle of sighs and low groans, a… 

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