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How To Write About Yourself?

How To Write About Yourself?
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About Me: Writing about oneself may seem embarrassing at first; However, so that letters of presentation, personal essays and biographical notes about yourself are less intimidating in terms of style and content, you have to know some specific tips and tricks. Learn the basics and you can make your personal writing stand out.

Present yourself. Writing about yourself can be difficult because you have a lot to say. Is it possible to capture your entire life of experiences, talents and abilities in one or two paragraphs? Whatever type of writing you plan to do or the purpose of your work, just imagine that you will present yourself to a stranger. What do you need to know about yourself? Answer questions such as:

- Who you are?

- What is your background?

- What are your interests?

- What are your talents or abilities?

- What are your achievements?

- What challenges have you faced?

Start with a short list of your talents and interests. If you are not sure what points to choose to start or if you are only allowed to choose one for your work, list as many as possible and provide details that help you decide. Answer the questions from the previous step, then summarize as many different answers as possible.

Delimit your theme. Choose a specific theme, describe it in detail and use it to introduce yourself. It is better to choose a topic and use it to describe yourself with many details instead of giving someone a long list of general topics.

Use some good details When you have a defined theme, describe it specifically, provide something unique that captures the interest of the reader. Remember that you are going to talk about yourself. The more details, the better:

- Wrong: "I like sports."- Good: "I'm fond of basketball, soccer and tennis."

- Better: "My favorite sport is football, both watching it and playing it."

- Ideal: "In my childhood, I watched football championships with my dad and siblings every weekend before going out to play a little football, I've loved it ever since."

Be humble. Even if you feel very accomplished, be talented or phenomenal, you should give the impression of being a person with your feet on the ground. Do not write about yourself to show off. List your achievements and successes, but model them with a little more humble language:

- Presumed: "I am the best worker and the most dynamic of my company at this moment, so you must hire me for my talents".

- Humble: "I have been very fortunate to have received three consecutive times the best employee of the month award in my current job, more than any other employee."

Think of an excellent story to tell. Personal essays are mostly used for college admissions applications and homework assignments. The difference of this type of essay with the letter of presentation is that the purpose of the latter is to present a candidate for a job or an application for admission, while the purpose of a nonfiction essay is to explore a topic.

Basically, in this type of task, you have to tell a story about yourself, using specific details of real life that highlight a particular theme or idea throughout the entire essay. Want to get more knowledge? You can visit for useful writing tips.
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