Biographical Sketch - Introduction and Tips


Biographical sketch means an account of the life and activities of an individual or family. It would include information about the person's name, place of residence, education, occupation, life and activities and other important details. A biographical sketch is always written by someone else except the person on whom it is written. It provides the pen picture of that person. A bio-sketch presents the facts about the person's life including what the person did and how he/she influenced the world. It should describe the person's personality and provide an explanation for why he or she acted in certain ways.

Most bio-sketches not only present the facts, but also tell what those facts mean.



Tips:-

  • Written in third person
  • Significant and impressive points be included
  • Special awards or recognitions be mentioned
  • Be descriptive


Main Points to be included:-

  • Name and age
  • Main personality traits
  • Special interests
  • Education and training
  • Special contribution or research, if any
  • Why people like him/her


Such sketches focus on the biographical details besides the achievements and honours conferred on.

Summary


Biographical sketch means an account of the life and activities of an individual or family. It would include information about the person's name, place of residence, education, occupation, life and activities and other important details. A biographical sketch is always written by someone else except the person on whom it is written. It provides the pen picture of that person. A bio-sketch presents the facts about the person's life including what the person did and how he/she influenced the world. It should describe the person's personality and provide an explanation for why he or she acted in certain ways.

Most bio-sketches not only present the facts, but also tell what those facts mean.



Tips:-

  • Written in third person
  • Significant and impressive points be included
  • Special awards or recognitions be mentioned
  • Be descriptive


Main Points to be included:-

  • Name and age
  • Main personality traits
  • Special interests
  • Education and training
  • Special contribution or research, if any
  • Why people like him/her


Such sketches focus on the biographical details besides the achievements and honours conferred on.

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