At some point of your college life you will be assigned with a task to generate an autobiographical essay. There are a lot of people who are delighted with an opportunity to share their life experiences, but there are also individuals who get a bit of shock because of this task.
Whether you take pleasure in autobiographical essay writing or you dislike it, you have to begin your work being deeply convinced that your personal story conceals more interesting facts than you may possibly think. Stretch your imagination and you will make your story enjoyable to your readers. The story full of interesting points will get a higher grade from the tutor and will be met with approval from the audience.
These autobiographical essay tips were developed to help you realize how fascinating your personal story actually is!
First of all, your autobiographical essay should include the basic essay framework, which usually consists of an introductions section with a thesis statement in it, a middle (body) part including a number of paragraphs, and a conclusion paragraph. But the whole point is that your autobiographical essay should be an interesting live story with a special idea. So, how to determine your essay idea?
Perhaps, you have already heard that diversity makes life interesting. A lot of people find this saying out-of-date, but still it corresponds to the facts. Your task is to determine what makes your life experience or your family spicy and then base a story on it. In brief, you will have to conduct a research on your personal life.
Just like the memoirs of some famous writer, your life story should include information about your birth place, date of birth, your personality overview, your preferences and antipathies, and some extraordinary events that popped up in your life.
You may start your essay with the phrase “I was born in London, England…” but it is far from the beginning of your story. It’s recommended to start your biography with what experience of your family has resulted in your birth.
Try to benefit from your culture. The point is that every country has its unique story and even the families that come from the remote corners of the world may seem interesting and very different to the representatives of other races. Do you know some interesting facts about your grand and great-grandparents? Have you ever inquired about why they had settled in the country you live in?
Cast your mind back to your childhood. Perhaps you can’t boast of having the most exciting childhood, but then again, you may have experienced something extraordinary. The point is to draw attention to the best moments. Always remember that the things that may seem quite ordinary for you may be exciting for someone else.
Your culture forms your social environment, including values, beliefs, customs, holidays, the food you and your family eat, the special everyday phrases you use, the games you play, the language you use, the fashion you stick to.
Pick the most interesting moments from your research notes in order to develop an essay theme. Or you may select one day from your life and make it a theme. Perhaps, one day your parents woke you up early before the dawn and you set off to the nearest mountain. Describe the sounds and the smells you experienced as you were on the way to the summit. And explain how that trip relates to your life experience as a whole.
When you determine some element as a theme, you will have to state it in the introduction. Develop an outline which includes a number of activities and events that are linked to your main theme and extend them into sub-topic (paragraphs of the body) of your essay.
Next, and the final step, is to connect all your life experiences in the summary section which should include the restatement and explanation of your life dominant theme.