How does that make you feel?
I recently attended the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, NCPTW. Members of my Writing Center Studies class were presenting on high school and university writing center collaborations. When it came our time to present on Saturday morning, I was nervous because I did not know what to expect. I had never attended a conference, nor had I presented in front of professionals. Thankfully, our presentation went well. Because we presented at 7:45am, I had the rest of the day to attend presentations. I attended five sessions, but there was one in particular that stood out to me, Negative Emotion in the Writing Center: Writer Perception and Tutor perception. This session focused on the emotional concerns students have with coming to the writing center, during their scheduled appointments, and when leaving the writing center. It also focused on achievement emotion and how that related to the actual activity: writing the paper. The presenters stated that “Achieve