Congratulations Beth Parfit, whose essay “More Than a Feeling: Finding the “Felt Sense’ through Tutoring,” is now live on Another Word—a Writing Center Blog from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
It’s a bit of old-school composition theory that Beth has revisited in light of modern writing center practice. Here’s the blurb:
When writing tutors ask the question “how do you feel about this?” what are they really trying to find out? Elizabeth Parfitt explores tutors’ use of emotional inquiry to help students tap into what Sondra Perl calls “the felt sense.” By positioning students as practicing writers who think and feel their way through a recursive writing process, tutors can build writers who understand not only their work, but also themselves.