How to write an essay on describing yourself?
Firstly, you might be afraid of writing an essay about you. And it's ok, trust me. There are plenty of questions in your head. «What should I mention about me? And what should not mention? Should I add only my educational background or some facts on self-improvement?» Let us give you some beneficial advice.
Brainstorming is a key to a perfect essay
In order to write a brilliant essay on describing yourself, you should make a list of facts and ideas about yourself, which could underline all your good traits. However, some people, so-called «visuals», draw various flow charts, indicating «me» in the middle of a central circle. This circle should be connected to different bubbles, which list crucial aspects of someone's life, such as career, family, children, friends, sports, education etc. Each bubble may contain some subcategories. For example, sports may include playing football, swimming, tennis etc. In case you are frustrated with thoughts of yourself, you should try to draw circles. It works.
Don't forget that there is a special structure
You should structure a personal essay the following way. At first, you may indicate the most important thing in your life to the least important. No one is willing to read about a hobby, which is, for example, watching TV. We all watch TV periodically, right? Secondly, there should be a chronological order in your essay. Obviously, you shouldn't describe some situations happened 3 months ago, after that, something happened 1,5 years ago, and then something happened 2 days ago. Thirdly, you should follow the typical logical rules of correlations between your thoughts.
What about thesis statement?
It's a point in which you describe yourself to the reader including the main ideas you're going to talk about. Your thesis should be worded as "because of X, Y and Z, I was trying to do my best to receive this/ or to become that." X, Y, and Z are your main ideas in the personal essay.
Describe all the ideas in the main paragraphs
Key points you're talking about in your personal essay should support your thesis statement. It's crucial to make connections between them in order to make a logical, structured and comprehensive essay. Please don't forget to describe real/imaginary stories or anecdotes as examples of your main ideas.
Your conclusion should be powerful
The last paragraph of the essay, which is called a conclusion, usually mirrors the thesis statement. You shouldn't use the same phrase you mentioned in your thesis. Instead, you'd better try to come to more powerful conclusion saying you're a cool person. Remember that your conclusion should positively influence the reader. Good luck!