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Essay on myself, how to write it?

imtiaz tajik 1 / 1  
Jun 8, 2009   #1
me imtiaz
i have to wrte an essay on myself but i dont know how to write ...will someone plz help me
EF_Simone 2 / 1,986  
Jun 8, 2009   #2
For what purpose do you have to write this essay? What do you want to say about yourself?

Prewriting -- what you do before you write -- is the most important phase of writing. Identify your purpose, message, and audience; think about what that means for the tone and content of what you will write. Then brainstorm the things you want to say. Once you have a complete list of the things you want to say, you can create an outline in which you put those things in a logical order. Only after doing all of that are you ready to write. But, because you have done all of that, the actual writing will be easy.
silverystars 14 / 105  
Jun 8, 2009   #3
Hi Imtiaz,

Welcome, and do not be so modest! Try this idea-generating technique that has been passed down through the ages: talking. It might seem stupid, but it has worked well for me. Record your voice (on your computer, on a tape recorder, etc.) as you talk out loud about yourself. Start with the basics: your name, your age, where you live, where you were born, who you were born to (namely, your parents.) Then move on to what you do and what you like to do (it is funny how those two can be extremely different things!) This would include your work, your chores, your hobbies and interests, etc. After talking as suggested, you will probably think of something about yourself that you will want to convey to others. In summary: talk, then write down what you talked about. Remember that this technique is for getting ideas on paper, mind you, not necessarily for coming up with a final draft. We'll worry about that part later!

Hope this helps!
EF_Sean 6 / 3,491  
Jun 8, 2009   #4
Knowing your purpose and audience is really important for this. If you are writing a personal essay for English class, you have much more leeway in what you write about yourself than you do if you are writing a university admissions essay, for instance. Likewise, you have fewer restrictions on your subject matter if you are just writing for yourself for practice than if you are writing for an English class. In general, though, it is a good idea to decide what you want to say about yourself, then think of an anecdote you could relate that would show this quality that you want to express. So, don't just write, for instance, "I'm a very shy person." Rather, describe a situation you were in in which your shyness affected you. Show, rather than tell. Depending upon the assignment, you might write the entire essay as a single narrative, or string together a series of smaller narratives to provide a broader picture of who you are. Please tell us the exact assignment instructions so that we can give you more focused advice.
purfec8gel 3 / 4  
Jun 8, 2009   #5
sajid ali - / 1  
Jun 9, 2009   #6
my name is sajid. i am from pakistan .
EF_Simone 2 / 1,986  
Jun 9, 2009   #7
Welcome, Sajid. (And all other new members!) Feel free to look around, offer feedback to others, and post your own questions or draft essays for feedback.
EF_Sean 6 / 3,491  
Jun 9, 2009   #8
Hi Sajid. If you need help figuring out how to use this site, try reading through the FAQ forum. I look forward to reading any threads you create.
OP imtiaz tajik 1 / 1  
Jun 19, 2009   #9
thank you soo much,it really helped me and now i able to write essay...
EF_Simone 2 / 1,986  
Jun 19, 2009   #10
Good! I look forward to reading your essay.
EF_Sean 6 / 3,491  
Jun 19, 2009   #11
Don't forget to include the exact assignment instructions when you post your essay, so that we can tell if you are fulfilling the expectations of your audience.
orlando 13 / 94  
Jul 7, 2009   #12
You are so helpful guys. I do appreciate it. Why are we required to post 2 threads in order to open a new thread as most of us are not professionals.

(That us why I posted this comment by the way.. to open a new thread ) :)
EF_Sean 6 / 3,491  
Jul 7, 2009   #13
You don't have to be a professional writer to give useful feedback on other people's writing. After all, most writing is not done for an audience of trained writers. As a reader, you can give your overall impression of a piece of writing, whether it interested you or not, what parts specifically you liked, what aspects particularly bored you, etc. At the very least you can point out typos and simple grammatical errors. Moreover, the best possible way to learn a craft is to teach it. In trying your best to analyze other people's writing and to articulate the reasons for your own reaction to it, you become better at writing yourself, and that's the whole purpose of this site.
orlando 13 / 94  
Jul 7, 2009   #14
As I am struggling with my poor English, I am finding it hard to critisize others' essays. I totally agree with your comment and I didnt mean to offend. This is one of the most helpful websites I have ever been and I already learnt alot from you guys.
EF_Simone 2 / 1,986  
Jul 7, 2009   #15
The best writing teachers use the workshop method, where students learn from critiquing each other's work. And, as Sean said, if you don't feel confident making a criticism, you can say what you especially liked about a piece and what might make it even better.
bubuvio 8 / 32  
Jul 7, 2009   #16
Orlando, I believe that rule was created to provide help to others before requesting help from them. Reading from others will help you to understand better how to develop an essay base on given topic. Just write about your feeling when you read an essay. Good luck!
orlando 13 / 94  
Jul 7, 2009   #17
Thanks bubuvio. As Simone said I should be more confident, otherwise I can not improve my writing skills.
john6503 9 / 27  
Jul 8, 2009   #18
I reckon you first have to brainstorm ideas and build sentences based on your ideas.
bubuvio 8 / 32  
Jul 8, 2009   #19
Hi Orlando! I am still waiting for the essay about you. I am not looking for your personal life, but I like to see an idea of developing that type of essay.
orlando 13 / 94  
Jul 8, 2009   #20
Hi bubuvio

Oh. I did not know you asked me to write an essay about myself. Lets make it a a subject that can help me to prepare to academic ielts writing task ? I will have the exam on Saturday so that would be more helpful. You give me the topic and I will post it here ?
EF_Simone 2 / 1,986  
Jul 9, 2009   #21
Any member who would like to do so is welcome to start a thread with a challenge essay for other users to write. It might be both fun and instructive to see what different forum members write in response to the same prompt.
EF_Sean 6 / 3,491  
Jul 10, 2009   #22
What sort of issues did you have in mind for this sort of activity?
EF_Simone 2 / 1,986  
Jul 10, 2009   #23
I'd like the forum members to come up with their own ideas, though I'm not averse to throwing out a challenge myself, if none are forthcoming.
bubuvio 8 / 32  
Jul 10, 2009   #24
Sorry Olando about that regrettable confusion. I was thinking to Imtiaz Tajik's essay. Anyway, my mistake could be a new way of learning from others. So, as EF_Simone suggested, I have here a topic for you, and next week (probably Monday or Tuesday) I will post my essay on the same topic.

Topic: The twentieth century will probably be remembered as The Age of Invention because of the many technological advances that have been made. What invention in the twentieth century has made your life a little easier? It could be something as major as jet airplanes or as minor as a vacuum cleaner. In a composition, identify the invention and explain how it has made your life easier. Support your position with specific reasons and example.
EF_Sean 6 / 3,491  
Jul 10, 2009   #25
Hey, bubuvio, could you post your topic as a new thread? I could just move it, but given where that would leave the conversation here, someone else would likely post another topic in its place. This way, this post will make it clear to people who are eager to implement Simone's idea that they should do so by starting new threads with their topics. Thanks.
bubuvio 8 / 32  
Jul 11, 2009   #26
Yes, I will! As I promise, on Monday or Tuesday I will open a new thread with the topic described above. I hope, Orlando will do the same and we can implement Simone's idea.
ahmad 3 / 11  
Jul 13, 2009   #27
there are lot of books, which help you to how to write an essay.
first, is better to know the structure of essays then try to make a brainstorms then develope your explain with examples and etc...
bubuvio 8 / 32  
Jul 13, 2009   #28
Ahmad, can you give me one or two titles? Thank you!
vietfun2k 9 / 47 1  
Jul 13, 2009   #29
Hi imtiaz tajik,
It's hard to help you write an essay about yourself :) because I do not know anything about you. I suggest you take the time to write the essay, and then I can help you revise it. Good luck!
EF_Sean 6 / 3,491  
Jul 13, 2009   #30
Oh right, way back at the beginning this thread was supposed to about writing an essay on oneself. Yes, this is the sort of assignment that requires you to post a draft if you want meaningful feedback, as we need to know a bit about you before we can help you mold your ideas into a convincing essay.
hazama 1 / 2  
Jan 30, 2010   #31
how to write an essay about myself

I have to write an essay about myself for my English class and I have know idea how to start it.
please I want some idea how to start an essay about myself without saying my name,,,,i'm...years old... I can say these things in the middle but not at the beginning of the essay...

please tell me how to start the introduction.

Thank you so much ....
uyt6996 3 / 9  
Jan 30, 2010   #32
You can start your introduction in so many ways. I will give you some suggestions from my English teacher.

1) Rhetorical question
Start with questions, and give your answers in the body paragraphs. But, you should not use questions that your readers can easily get.

2) Story, personal experience, and example
Start with stories. Tell your reader about your childhood story that has special meaning to you. Or an unique experience that changed you. Whatever related with yourself.

3) History
Explain when you were born, where, how, and etc. Start with your first birthday or before. From womb to tomb now. Haha.

4) Joke
Be careful with this one. You should make sure it is not offensive to anyone. And, of course, it needs to be humorous.

There are more forms of introduction, so if you cannot find anything you would like to start with let me know! Hope this helps! Have a good evening. :)
uyt6996 3 / 9  
Jan 30, 2010   #33
You can also use quotes!
beachgirlmusic - / 1  
Oct 13, 2011   #34
How to write an essay about yourself

I'm looking for a simple formula for writing an essay about oneself.
sugars225 1 / 3  
Oct 16, 2011   #35
Just think about what you do, what are your passion and things in your life that changed your view about people, the world etc

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