<3 asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 1 decade ago

How do you write an autobiography?

I have to write a paper for school, and it's an autobiography.

I can't really just tell my whole life, I'm confused of as to what I'm supposed to tell and how I can make it flow and not be all choppy.

And most of my memories aren't very long, only a few sentences and they're not very good ones.


Is there an outline or something?


6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    When writing an autobiography, you focus on three major things: who you are in life, what life means to you and what your outlook on the future is.

    "Autobiographies have been written since A.D. 400 when an early Christian leader, Saint Augustine, wrote his." An autobiography is information about one's own life written by that one person. In it, it tells what that person's life is all about. When writing your own autobiography, use interesting facts to explain as much about yourself as you can.

    The first thing you do when writing an autobiography is start off with a lot of facts about your life; for example, when and where you were born, where you live (city and state), where you go to school and who you live with. You have to give a lot of information so your reader can clearly understand what is going on. Once you have written this introduction, you are ready to start your first paragraph of the autobiography.

    Who you are in life?

    The best way to start an autobiography is to state your name. When you are writing this paragraph, you usually explain the type of person you are; use facts about yourself such as: have you won any awards? What types of awards have you won? Did you finish school? Do you plan on going to college?

    What life means to you?

    This is now your second paragraph. In this paragraph you should state how you see life--what does life mean to you. Are you happy or sad? Do you have a lot of friends or just a few? How do you make your school days go by? Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend? What are your favorite places to go on dates? How long have you been dating? If you are involved in a relationship, do you think it will last forever?

    What is your outlook on the future?

    In this paragraph you should explain what you think the future will be like. Pick a year and explain how it will be but explain it through your eyes. Where will you be? How will you be living? Will you be married? Will there be any kids? Who will you be married to? What is he/she like? How long will you have been together?


    The conclusion is the last paragraph of your autobiography and an important one, too. In the conclusion you usually try to re-word the introduction and add some type of closure to bring the whole autobiography together.

  • 4 years ago

    How To Do A Autobiography

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    To write a autobiography you have to be honest,write the truth,be funny olny if you can be funny and ALWAYS always start your autobiography with an outline if you don't , you might end up writing to much about one portion and miss the larger picure.

    An outline includes all the main events of your autobiography that is good and fablous.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well, just remember the best times you had such as spending time with your family and friends. Or, you can introduce your family and friends.

    You can write about the worst day ever or the greatest day or your life. And make sure you write how you felt that time and why it was your greatest day of your life or something.

    Be descriptive as in describing it well like the person reading is there .

    Source(s): Advance Creative Writing, Journalism, Yearbook, Interviewing Please Pick me ^^ (:
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  • 1 decade ago

    Alright why don't you write about....... how u came to ur school and where u live ur Bay.... and how bout like 10-12 tings u could remember ex: like you could rite about a time when u went to the beach or etc or wat u did ova the summer or u could do tizz


    blahe blahhh


    like an time line except more and more words.....

    Source(s): well i did an autobio once...
  • 7 years ago


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