Write an Essay about Yourself

'Write an essay about yourself', is the most common essay topic amongst the primary division and high school students. But, not everyone is able to write on it. So here's an article that tells you, how to write an essay about yourself?

Mark 14, is a school going student and is brilliant in mathematics and science. He is also interested in sports and extra curricular. Once, his teacher Mr. Wilson, assigned some home work to all the students and also asked to write an essay about yourself. Although Mark was good at mathematics and science, he used to find essay writing a bit difficult and was also confused with the essay topic. He therefore searched for tips for writing such an essay and found out some. Well, what are those tips? Read on to know...

Essay writing is a rare art! Certainly, I've seen many people good at speaking, solving math problems, singing, dancing (of course these are also an art!!) but, I have seen very few people, being able to write a sensible and informative essay, within a very less time and that too, with no mistakes! People get confused when they are told to write an essay on their self personality. However, I think, writing an essay about yourself is the easiest subject, as the matter of this essay is best known to you! All you have to do is gather the facts about yourself and then compile them, forming an essay. Did you get it? Half of your confusion must have ran away, on reading the previous statement! The following tips on essay writing will clear the remaining half.

Now, before moving onto the essay writing tips, I would like you to know about some basics of essay writing. This would give you a clear idea of how should an essay be written?

Basics of Writing an Essay

At the outset, understand that essay is a set of well researched and well compiled information. This therefore states that, you need to study things properly and then start writing an essay on it. Essay writing aims at honing your writing skills, exploring your creative thinking, creative writing, imagination power and increasing your knowledge about different subjects. It also encourages you to create your own content, rather than copying it from some source, pen down your own thoughts and views on certain issues etc. Essay writing is actually a great platform for all of us to put down our thoughts and share it with others!

The standard format for writing an essay is introducing the topic in the introduction part, writing the researched and studied content and then ending the essay with a well written and positive conclusion. However, you can also add some topic relevant quotes in the beginning or in the end of the essay. You can start with writing the essay in a rough format and then make it fair, by checking for paragraph, spelling mistakes and information verification. You need to read your essay twice before you submit it and look on for more mistakes pertaining to grammar etc. The bottom line of the whole discussion is to write an informative, creative and well formatted essay! Let us now move on to the focus of our discussion. Below mentioned are some tips on how to write an essay about yourself.

Tips on Writing an Essay About Yourself

As said earlier, writing an essay about yourself is a very simple task, as you need not go anywhere to search the information. You have it all in your mind! It just needs to be expressed. The following essay writing tips would give you an idea on writing an essay about yourself.

In the Beginning!
Do not directly start with the essay. Start your essay with a short introductory paragraph, that gives an idea about the content. Also remember to keep it short. Do not extend the first paragraph unnecessarily. When done with the essay introduction, you can start the actual essay with some one liner that best describes your personality. This would make the essay more interesting and readable.

What to Include?
Now, this is completely your decision. What to include and what to exclude is something best known to you! However, as a guideline, state your personality in brief, your family and educational background, hobbies, what you intend to do in the future and your values. The more you have in you, the more it comes on paper. So include things, which could interest the reader. Share some of your experiences in the essay, write about instances in the past that have taught you a lesson for a lifetime and also write about some instances which were funny or you can also describe the most embarrassing moment of your life. Take up some current topic and express your honest thoughts on it. While expressing thoughts, make sure that you don't write anything that is offend able or hurts someone's feelings. Try to be diplomatic and assertive. Write a sensible and positive conclusion to end the essay.

Arranging the Content
Once you have prepared a rough text of the entire content, you can now move onto formatting the content. Remember, that the flow of the essay is important and therefore arrange the content in such a way that the flow is smooth and easy to understand. Keep your self description part in the beginning, followed by past instance, embarrassing ones and eventually the funny instances.

Proof Reading for Errors
This is another important aspect of essay writing. Proof read the entire essay twice-thrice and identify mistakes made in sentence construction, spellings, punctuations etc. Once again read the article. Read it from the reader's point of view. Make sure that the flow is smooth and there are no obstructions or unnecessary sentences anywhere in the essay. Read more on content writing.

So how how to write an essay about yourself? I hope, you know it very well. To make your essay more enjoyable, write about some funny things of your childhood as well. Seek help from your parents in this regard. So go ahead and explore all those facts about yourself, which you had forgotten with the course of time, just the way Mark did!!! Happy Writing!

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