Essay 2 Prewriting Activity

a. According to Yoshino covering is “to tone down a disfavored identity to fit into the mainstream.” I believe this means not showing parts of your identity that would be considered annoying or would put you in a bad light. In my experience I have being “covering” being loud or outgoing because it can be seen as annoying and unfavorable by other people.

b. Winnicott states that “The True Self is the self that gives an individual the feeling of being real, which is “more than existing; it is finding a way to exist as oneself, and to relate to objects as oneself, and to have a self to retreat for relaxation.” He further explains that the False Self protects your True Self by conforming the False Self to what is expected by “environmental demands.” The False Self’s one positive function is to protect the True Self. “Winnicott believes both selves will exist even in the healthy individual.” He thinks the False Self is eventually only used as a “polite and mannered social attitude” so that the True Self can be recognized.

2 Replies to “Essay 2 Prewriting Activity”

  1. You did a good job choosing some appropriate materials to answer the question, but you don’t do much with them beyond summary and giving a very brief example at the end. As a reader, I need your examples to be more developed to be useful. Lay out your thinking for me and give me all the examples, explanations, and clarifications I need to understand you.

    These discussion questions are meant to help improve your understanding, but also to give you practice with sentence and paragraph construction, especially paragraphs that do more than task at a time. So take advantage of the assignment opportunity and work on signaling and integrating quotes, connection concepts to examples, and drawing out nuances from broad ideas.

  2. In the second question, you don’t provide an example or address the –range– of relationships between the TS and the FS.

    Please revise both questions to address these comments.

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