Write an autobiographical essay about a significant event or person in your life. Choose the event or person with your readers in mind: The subject should be one that you feel comfortable presenting to others and that will lead readers to reflect on their own lives or on the differences between their personal experiences and your own. Present your experience dramatically and vividly so that readers can imagine what it was like for you. Through a careful choice of words and details, convey the meaning and importance in your life –the autobiographical significance –of this event or person. Essay must be in MLA format. 4 pages in length.
Possible topic ideas for autobiography essay (see text for more ideas):
-a memory that symbolizes who you are today (i.e., a turning point in your life)
-something that influenced you (good or bad)
-how someone positively or negatively influenced your life (teacher, parent, friend)
-a time when you got in trouble or had good fortune