The Descriptive Essay An Autobiography -- describe your life.,
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1 The Descriptive Essay An Autobiography -- describe your life., You can use this for your C.V, application to a University or just describing your life.
2 The Autobiography: Make a Brain storm How to make a short autobiographyJust some ideas
3 Autobiography : Make a Brain storm Think about the major events in your lifeTry and quickly write down anything in your life that might have been important for you.Try and put then in order by time (chronologically)
4 Autobiography : Make a Brain storm For example:Family moved to AustraliaMoved to a new area of the cityStarted learning Kung FuJoined a sports (Ruby) club and played many gamesFather an I used to hunt togetherMoved to another area of the cityEntered high school
5 Autobiography : Make a Brain storm Began studying subjects that I love very much: History, English literature, JapanesePassed the 5th grade testGot my first part-time jobWent tramping with my class mates in the mountainsPassed the 6th Grade examinationsFinal year of High school I became close to many teachersPassed the final year examinations
6 Autobiography : Make a Brain storm Write down five important events in your life1.________________2.________________3.________________4.________________5.________________
7 Which events will be best for the Auto biography? Something interestingSomething that shows personal developmentSomething that shows a good characterSomething that shows you have an interest in hard work and study
8 What is best? The first day I ate Chou Dou fu The day first won an online gameWhen I meet my new History teacher at high school who showed me how interesting history can beWhen I had my examinations and I learnt to work as hard as I couldWhen I started working at a part-time job and I learnt to make my own money. When I learnt that to make money one has to work hard.
9 Autobiography : Make a Brain storm Why was this event important?How did you feel about these event?How did this event change you?What did you learn from this event?
10 Autobiography : Make a Brain storm List some ideas next to each event/experience you listedFor example:Family moved to AustraliaWhen I was 6 years old my whole family moved to Australia.
11 Why was this an important event? This was such an important event in my life, at the time, because everything in my life changed so much.This was an important event in my life because I had to make a new life, new friends, new school and new environment.
12 2. How did you feel about these events I felt like my world had changedI felt excited about moving to this new and large countryAt first I felt afraid and it was hard to make friends. But after a while I slowly made new friends and felt at home.
13 3. How did each event/experience change you? I must say that the years I spent in Australia changed me a lot. I became a much more out going and social person.I became I person able to live an adapt to new situations and places.
14 4.What did you learn from these events/experiences? I also learned that people are the same everywhere and everywhere in the world there are kind people. For example, I easily made many new friends in Australia. Most people there were kind and friendly.
15 Continue…As I was in a new country, I learned that I had to change myself and that I had to learn to make friends with all kinds of people. This I think made me a much more open and kinder person.
16 Describe your family Remember, try to be interesting? Talk about what kinds of things your parents taught you. For example, how your father taught you to be strong and patient.How your mother taught you to be kind to all people, especially people not so fortunate (lucky) as you.
17 Describe the atmosphere in your family Describe the atmosphere in your family (what is your family like)For example: My parents are very strict to us all. They try to teach us to be honest, to work hard and respect all people.My family is a very kind and caring family. We love to laugh together and enjoy life together. For example:
18 Brothers and sistersTalk about what your brothers and sisters are doing at the moment.Just write a few sentences about this.If you have a close relationship to your brother or sister that may show good character , then maybe describe it.
19 In the final paragraphWrite about your hopes and dreams for the future.For example:I hope to make my family proud of me and enter into a good university. I also wish to work hard and prove to myself that I am capable of so much. I would love to study Zoology (Biology) as I believe I have a natural relationship with animals. And after university I can go on working with animals in Taiwan. Something I believe I was born to do.
20 Structure of Autobiography: The introduction: Throughout my life I have learned to be adaptable, dependable and kind to others.My mother, father and life experiences have taught me these valuable lessons.I hope to show that I am a person worthy of consideration (for_______ University/ this job) as I am person with the qualities to do my best at _________ (University/ this job) and show success.Make a first sentence that is really interestingThen write some background informationWrite a thesis statement (the main idea of the autobiography)
21 Structure of Autobiography: Body paragraphs Each important (interesting) event in your life should be described in one paragraph1.________________2.________________3.________________4.________________5.________________
22 Body paragraph For example: When I was 6 years old my whole family moved to Australia. This was such an important event in my life, at the time, because everything in my life changed so much. At first I felt afraid and it was hard to make friends. But after a while I slowly made new friends and felt at home. I must say that the years I spent in Australia changed me a lot. I became a much more out going and social person. I also learned that people are the same everywhere and everywhere in the world there are kind people. For example, I easily made many new friends in Australia. Most people there were kind and friendly.
23 How many paragraphs do I need You need to show many points about your past that show you are a person ready for university.One major event in your life should be an entire paragraph.
25 The conclusion: The final paragraph To sum up,To conclude,By way of conclusionIn short,Basically,By way of conclusion, I believe my life has shown that I have got what it takes to succeed in ______ University because inmy life I have learnt to be_____,______ and _______
26 The conclusion:By way of conclusion, I believe my life has shown that I have got what it takes to succeed in ______ University because in my life I have learnt to be_____,______ and _______.So, please give me the opportunity to prove myself in ___________ University. I am sure ______ University is the place for me to allow me to achieve much in my life.Say your Thesis sentence (your main idea) in a different way. For example:Write at least one sentence asking the reader to kindly accept you.
27 The key to speaking about one’s life ConfidentHappyExpress that you really want to do in your lifeShow no doubtSmile a lotAlways say “yes” with a smile
28 The key to speaking about one’s life Express why you will do well at universityExpress a real interest.Show your good characterShow want you have learnt in lifeExplain your dreams and plans for the future
29 Your spirit, hopes and dreams Explain your dreams and plans for the futureThis is the most importantYour past does not always matter; there is no need to dwell on a not so fortunate past.It is about what you want for your future
30 Importance of making a clear goal Everybody needs a goal.Thins is the key to success.So find one.It does not have to be prefectPeople like interesting people. Interesting and worth while people will not judge you. If some people do, then they are not worth worrying about.