Anxiety and the Newly Returned Adult Student

Michelle Navarre Cleary, DePaul University

Navarre Cleary, Michelle. “Anxiety and the Newly Returned Adult Student.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College (TETYC) 39.4 (May 2012): 364-376. Copyright © 2012 by the National Council if Teachers of English. All rights reserved.


Based on interviews with students who had recently returned to school, this essay demonstrates the need for, challenges of, and ways to respond to the writing anxiety many adults bring with them back to school.