Biographical Sketch Outline

Biographical Sketch Outline
I. Intro paragraph:
Hook – get the reader’s interest
Introduce your “person” and give three facts you will elaborate on in the essay
Transition to paragraph two
2, 3, 4 - Body paragraphs:
Categories can include:
early, middle, late life; accomplishments, family, hobbies; childhood, career, awards
Use quotes and anecdotes from background research
Remember to use transition words between paragraphs
5. Conclusion
Transition into paragraph:
Finally, therefore, in the end, at last…
Use a quote and restate facts from earlier paragraphs.
*Check spelling and grammar, have another student read, edit, give suggestions