SUGGESTED OUTLINE FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY
1. Introduce your family setting. Include all the important people present during your childhood and describe the physical, social, economic and historical settings in a few sentences. 2. Recount your earliest memories and other memories that seem important to you in your maturation. 3. Describe your interaction with your parents and others during your childhood. Include in your description any plots or interaction patterns common to the time. 4. Describe your experience with grade school and friends. Who, where and what was it like for you? 5. Describe your experience of adolescence and high school. How did you change in mental, social and behavioral ways? 6. Describe your movement towards independence from your parents in later adolescence. 7. Describe your college experience so far in terms of intellectual, emotional, social development. 8. Describe yourself as you are now in terms of your similarities and differences from others, your hopes, your aspirations and your perception of your own mental processes. 9. Describe how you think you will behave and change over the course of your life. Include thoughts about career, romance, family, and how you are unique among human beings. 10. Describe what you think you will be like when you are 65. 11. Include anything else that you believe a reader of your autobiography would find either interesting or informative about you or the events of your life. 12. Have fun!
• Write interesting titles for your autobiography and each chapter • Include a Table of Contents and Dedication Page
• Submit your autobiography in a folder or album
• Include photographs or illustrations with captions
I. Introduction—Birthplace and General Family History
A. Where and when you were born
B. Places you have lived—towns, cities, states, countries C. Your current home—location and description
D. Other related material to make an interesting introduction to your...
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