Biographical sketch for students, Format, Solved Examples, Worksheet

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A bio-sketch or Biographical sketch of a person contains a detailed account of his physical outlook, characteristics, nature, job profile and other relevant personal information as required. The data provided in the question is used to write a bio-sketch or personally compiled by the writer.

What is a biographical sketch?

A bio-sketch or a biographical sketch is a brief write up that to summarize a person’s life, achievements, character, experiences, etc. It is a short description highlighting the main traits of the personality of the chosen subject.

How to write a biographical sketch?




Biography sketch: It is always written by a person other than the one who is being described. The aim of a bio-sketch is large to present a positive picture of the person concerned. It is advisable to present all the information in chronological order while writing a bio-sketch so that the reader can trace the life of the subject from the beginning to the end.

Biographical Sketch Format for students

The main points that need to be incorporated while writing a bio-sketch are:

  • Full name, date of birth/age, place of birth
  • Major personality traits
  • Educational details highlighting any major achievements or awards
  • His/Her contribution to society
  • Any special interest
  • Why is he/she famous or known for?

Biographical sketch example for students

A biographical sketch is always written in the third person and aims at describing the significant achievements or impressive traits of a person’s personality.

Before writing a bio-sketch, the writer needs to conduct a thorough research about the life of the subject he/she has chosen. This can be done by reading reliable information in journals, books, libraries or online database.

The writer can then prepare a timeline of the person’s life and decide which points he/she wishes to highlight. Since a bio-sketch is a brief description, it describes such qualities, events and achievements.



In short, the writer should be able to paint a pen portrait of the subject and convince the reader that the person was unique and worth reading about.

Biographical sketch Solved example

Given examples are of “essay” biographical sketch solved example, you have to write an essay with the help of given clues.

Here we have two solved examples:

  1. (Biosketch solved example 1): In the first example “Write a biographical sketch on Vishwanathan Anand not more than 100-120 words”.
  2. (Biosketch solved example 2): In the Second example “Write a biographical sketch on Kailash Satyarthi not more than 100-120 words.

Biosketch solved example 1

Write a biographical sketch of Vishwanathan Anand – Grandmaster, a world Chess Champion in your own words in not more than 100-120 words. Clues have been given.

Clues

Born:

Nationality:

Hobbies:

Also known as:

Instructor:

Marital status:

Children:

Known for:

Achievements: 

Vishwanathan Anand

December 11, 1969, in Tamil Nadu

Indian

Listening to music, swimming and reading

Vishy or the ‘Tiger of Madras’

Learnt chess from mother at the age of 6

Married

A son

  1. Undisputed Title of World Chess Champion from 2007 to 2013
  2. First Asian at 17 to win the world chess title oat the FIDE Junior Championship, 1987
  3. Published his collection of games under the title ‘Vishy Anand: My Best Games of Chess’.
  4. Padma Shri at the age of 18
  5. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan
  6. Padma Vibhushan
  7. Arjun Award
  8. Chess Oscar





Answer.

 

VISHWANATHAN ANAND 

Vishwanathan Anand was born on December 11, 1969, in Tamil Nadu. He is an Indian chess player who won the undisputed title of World Chess Champion from 2007-2013. He learnt to play chess from his mother at the age of 6. He became the first Asian at the age of 17 to win the world chess title at the FIDE World Junior Championship in the year 1987. He has published his collection of games under the title ‘Vishy Anand: My Best Games of Chess.’ Anand is fond of listening to music, swimming and reading. He is married to Aruna Anand and has a son. He is fondly referred to as Vishy, or the ‘Tiger of Madras’ and was awarded the Padma Shri at a young age of 18 years. Besides that, he has also bagged the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Arjuna and Chess Oscar. 

Biographical sketch example for students

Biosketch solved example 2

Question: Write a biographical sketch of Kailash Satyarthi, a Nobel Peace Prize Honorary, in your own words in not more than 100-120 words, Clues have been given.

Kailash Satyarthi

Clues

Born 11 January 1954, Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, India-academic qualification-Electrical Engineer-family-married, Two children-a daughter and a son-prize motivation – ‘His struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education’ – awards – Nobel Peace Prize, 2014 (shared with malala Yousafazai) – Defenders of Democracy Award (US), 2009- Alfonso Comin International Award (Spain), 2008 – The Robert. Kennedy Human Rights Award, 1995 – popular child Rights Activist- started a journal ‘The Struggle Shall Continue’ in 1980 (create awareness about child labour) – founder – Bachpan Andolan (BBA), a movement dedicated towards eradication of human trafficking and bonded child labour.



Answer.

Kailash Satyarthi

Kailash Satyarthi is a renowned Child Rights Activist. He was born on 11 January 1945 in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh. He is married and has two children – a daughter and a son. He is an electrical engineer by profession. He left his job and started working towards the eradication of child slavery and child labour. He is the founder of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), a movement dedicated towards eradication of human trafficking and bonded child labour. He started a journal ‘The Struggle Shall Continue’ in 1980 to create awareness about the widespread weevil of child labour. He is the Nobel Peace Prize winner for India for ‘his struggle against the suppression of children and found people and for the right of all children to education. ‘He is also the only second Indian winner of the Nobel Peace Prize after Mother Terressa in 1980. He has won several other awards like Defenders of Democracy Award (US) in 2009, Alfonso Comin International Award (Spain) in 2008 and the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award in 1995

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Biographical sketch example for students

Worksheet for students

Here we have two worksheets read carefully.

  1. (Worksheet 1): In the first worksheet, you have a paragraph and you have to write a biographical sketch with the help of given hints or Clues in the form of a paragraph.
  2. (Worksheet 2): In the second worksheet, you have to write a paragraph/biographical sketch with the help of given clues.

Worksheet 1

Write the biographical sketch of Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of RBI, in your own words in not more than 100-120 words. Clues have been given: (biographical sketch example for students)

Former governor-RBI-23rd-born February 3, 1963- Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh – Tamil family – father was senior bureaucrat – graduate from IIT Delhi in 1985- management degree from IIM- Ahmedabad in 1987-doctoral degree in 1991 from MIT-HKUST (Hongkong University of Science and Technology)-vegetarian-loves swimming, squash, tennis, running-married to Radhika Puri-she is a lecturer of law-at Chicago Law School-he served as the Chief Economic Advisor to Finance Ministry- was the youngest Chief Economist- at IMF in 2003 – prestigious awards- Fischer Black Prize-Best Central bank Governor Award-Deutsche Bank Prize for financial economics

Worksheet 2

Write the biography sketch of Nelson Mandela, the first Black President, in your own words in not more than 100-125 words. Clues have been given.

Full name:

Born:

 

Education:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founder:

Died:

Awards

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

18 July 1918, Royal family of South Africa, got an English name, Nelson, from his teacher

Local Mission school

Methodist College at Beaufort University of Witwatersrand

Law from African National Congress

  1. 1944, let peaceful protest and armed resistance
  2. Protected rights of blacks
  3. Convicted of overthrowing the government
  4. Imprisoned for 27 years
  5. Elected first black President, 1994
  6. Retired from politics in 1999
  7. Continued working for world peace

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Aids awareness

95 years age in 2013

  1. Bharat Ratan in 1990
  2. Nobel Peace Prize in 1993

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