Working On Biographical Essay

We’re going to first talk about how you can get started by brainstorming and so we’ll look at different suggestions there second we’ll go more in depth with common issues that students may run into when outlining and go through that we will then go through different scenarios when you are drafting an essay and then we’ll review and end with a question and answer session so let’s jump right in so if you’ve taken a look at the essay prompt that we have in the college prep Scholars Program application then you should know that the essay topic is this one by now so let’s look right now and I just like to take some time to remind everyone that if you haven’t done so log into your quest bridge account and look at your application as much as you can. Learn more about biographical essays on

We are approaching the deadline and it’s always good to get to work early so there are two sections to the writing part for the college prep Scholars Program application the first section is the short answers like I highlighted before and then the second portion is this biographical essay which is what we are going to be discussing at greater detail throughout this presentation so let’s take a look at this prompt we are interested in learning more about you and the context in which you have grown up formed your aspirations and accomplish your academic successes please describe the factors and challenges that have most shaped your personal life and asked and then this is key how have these factors helped you to grow so reminder make sure you’re answering the full prompt don’t just list the factors that have influenced you and make sure you’re also discussing how they’ve helped you grow this may seem like a lot of information to include in one essay but hopefully after this quest cast you’ll get a better sense of how to write a successful biographical essay that incorporates all the necessary details.

So before we go into brainstorming topics for your essay I just want to let you know that this worksheet that we have for you and that we’re going to go over today is available for download so if you hover over to the right side of your screen and look at the GoToWebinar panel you will see at the very bottom a section that says handouts so go ahead go there and click to download that and once you’ve done so please click to raise your hand so I know you are ready okay great so no worries if you haven’t been able to download it yet you can always go back and do so it’s also available on our website if you go to the application resources drop down menu of our quest website so today as we go over this brainstorming worksheet keep in mind that this is by no means the only way that you should be brainstorming or the only way that we except or anything like that this is just a tool that you can use in a tool that we happen to be going over.