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  • Hello, everyone. I'm George.

  • Today let'stalk about how to do your autobiography in English for college.

  • Okay. I have a lot of students who are ready to go to college.

  • They just finished their biggest test in their life.

  • If you're one of them, I sincerely wish you good luck.

  • So maybe you are now ready to prepare for your portfolio,

  • including a lot of your report cards from senior high school,

  • or certificates that you get to prove your abilities.

  • and there is one thing that my students are preparing right now.

  • That would be the English autobiography.

  • It is not required by a lot of departments,

  • but it's alwaysnice if you can include something in English into your portfolio.

  • You know you can impress professors when they see a whole page of English.

  • So today, we're just gonna tell you how to make English autobiography.

  • And there are some things you really have to pay attention to.

  • I'm not gonna tell you step-by-step how to do it,

  • There are just some tips that you have to know.

  • And I have prepared three tips that you really have to listen to,

  • if you are preparing for your autobiography.

  • Here we go. Number One.

  • I know a lot of times when people ask you to do your autobiography,

  • you're gonna talk all about your family members,

  • like how many brothers or sisters you have,

  • or what your brothers or sisters are doing right now,

  • or your parents' jobs.

  • It could fill up the space for that A4 page you're preparing,

  • but don't you think it is too much to just always mention your family members?

  • My suggestion is, your family members are crucial to your life.

  • We get it. Everybody's family members probably play a very important part in their life.

  • However, if your family members' jobs or what they're currently doing

  • has nothing to do with what you are right now or the department that you're trying to get into,

  • then just leave them alone. You don't have to mention all of them.

  • The point is why are you writing something that nobody wants to read,

  • or after they read it, they think is a waste of time.

  • The professors are more interested in you not your family members,

  • unless your family members are super rich,

  • or super prominent in society. No No No.

  • That is still cheating. Don't do that.

  • So when you're doing your autobiography, try to leave your family members alone.

  • Don't always mention them. You can probably talk about

  • how many members you have in your family, but don't give us any details that is not required.

  • And let's move on to Number Two.

  • This is also very common when I am reading students autobiography.

  • They want to tell me all about their childhood,

  • their school life

  • ,how they were born,

  • where they got their first scar.

  • I get it if you say that you want to tell everybody about everything that happens in your life.

  • But don't you think it is going back too much?

  • You're applying for college,

  • which means anything that is before your senior high school life

  • is probably not required,

  • unless it's something that is nationally or internationally important,

  • Don't mention it.

  • We don't want to know if you are the best students in your elementary school,

  • or you're a kindergarten life.

  • You might be a very good boy or a good girl,

  • but we care more about your senior high school life.

  • For example, what kind of clubs that you've joined?

  • What kind of special abilities you acquired in senior high school?

  • They are more to the present, which means they are the things that you should mention.

  • Don't dwell on the past too much. Don't trace back too much.

  • And let's move on to Number Three.

  • I know you've probably accomplished a lot during your school life.

  • For example, if you were number one in a speech contest,

  • or you had some kind of scientific experiments, and you

  • you made a big breakthrough.

  • I know therewere a lot of things that you want to mention in your autobiography

  • because you want people to know,

  • but think about it.

  • If you are talking about how good you were as a student, like you always aced your tests,

  • then your report cards would say everything.

  • So just try to mention those things that are relevant.

  • For example, if you are going to an English department,

  • mention anything that is language related.

  • Don't talk about your math competition,

  • or your science experiments.

  • They're not relevant. It is always recommended that for your English autobiography,

  • You have to make sure that everything fits into an A4 sized page,

  • so that is why we have to make sure that whatever you write down is necessary.

  • You might have a really colorful senior high school life.

  • You might have won hundreds of prizes during those years,

  • but those things that are worth mentioning

  • should be the ones thatare relevant to whichever department that you are applying for.

  • So notice that unless it's gonna amaze people,

  • you don't have to mention them.

  • You want people to look at that simple piece of paper,

  • and know as much as possible about you.

  • So those are the three tips that I think might help you when you are doing your English autobiography.

  • Leave your family alone.

  • Don't trace back too much.

  • Be relevant.

  • Of course maybe in your Chinese autobiography you have to do the same thing.

  • I don't know. You might have to ask your school teacher.

  • For the English autobiography, as an English teacher, I just want to make sure that

  • you want to get the professors interested in you, so keep it short,

  • and make sure that everything in your autobiography can catch their eye.

  • So if you like this video,

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  • or you can subscribe to this channel.

  • I'll see you next time. Bye

Hello, everyone. I'm George.

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