When writing any piece of literature, you are writing for an audience. Depends on who you are speaking to, you use different tones, lingo, and dialect. When speaking to friends, it tends to be more casual and loose instead of when u are speaking to someone higher ranked or someone you are trying to persuade.
The performance self and authentic self are in essence the same thing to me. If you knew something that was correct that know one had ever come up with, obviously you would choose to work with that information over the knowledge that may be common. How ever the performance self if when you have a predetermined goal you need to accomplish in our writing. You must use proven facts and methods in order to prove your point, which might seem to limit the possibilities available. When writing a piece from an authentic self view, you are writing for you, originally and creatively without needing to use someone else’s ideas to help you own thought. This is the type of writing I enjoy most. Not being criticized on the material, but how you present it.
Patch writing is where you use someone else’s work, as a mold almost and manipulate their work and submit it as your own. This is very different than writing in the performance self.
I am excited for the writing we will be doing in this class because I feel with the determination of an instructor that we are lucky to have in this class, and the hard work of our classmates, our writing can be DRAMATICALLY improved on all ends.