The gene of self-presentation and pupils’ written work as a genre
Self-presentation accompanies us throughout our lives. It is an important factor influencing our interactions with people, able to strengthen our identity and self-esteem or, on the contrary, underlie social fear. Analysing written genres present at school, the author concludes that self-presentation is a category which does not exhaust the notion of genre. He tries to demonstrate that it is possible to distinguish the category of self-presentation gene and, on its basis, the genotype of self-presentation genre at school in the context of genre model and self-presenting textual competence. From this point of view work on self-presentation is an important element of anthropocentric teaching.