Monday 27 July 2020

Biographical Sketch

Biographical Sketch

It is factual and detailed description of a person known or unknown, famous or obscure, motivating personality or a person of acquaintance.
It includes the person's life, education, career, personality traits, contribution, achievements, awards, etc.
It involves optimum use of comprehension, knowledge of sentence structure, grammatical accuracy and rich vocabulary.
The Description of the person has to be precise with use of correct vocabulary, specific terms and suitable adjectives.
One must be attentive while reading or listening to the information given with the question.
One must not avoid/miss any fact or imformation provided with the question nor add any information.

The purpose of writing bio sketch is to describe a person, to spread awareness or motivate the readers.

1. Title - mostly the name of the person described ( keep the title in centre and underlined)
2. Content (1-2 paragraphs)
3. Closing (assessing the personality or the most important trait or contribution)

Phrases that may be used :

Towering personality
An epitome of hard work/kindness/truth/honesty
The true example of friendship/leadership/scientific ingenuity
He/she made a great contribution in the sphere of sports/science/music/dance/cinema/art/politics .................
One of the finest gems of Indian cinema/music/dance/literature/ art ………
An image of purity/sincerity/hard work/determination …….... 
An evershining name in he world of science/art/literature .........

Sample of Biographical Sketch

Q. In the box below some points / cues are given on Walt Disney. Write a biographical sketch of Walt Disney using the information. Don’t add any information.

Walt Disney
Birth - December 5, 1901 in Hermosa, Illinois – since childhood  - interested in drawing and painting  - sold pictures to neighbours, family friends – attended McKinley High School, Chicago - drawing and photography classes - courses at the Chicago Art Institute -  joined the Red Cross – along with Harman screened cartoons at local City theatre - were hugely popular -  acquired his own studio - series of seven minute fairy tales, called Alice in Cartoonland - with his brother moved to Hollywood - master creator of Mickey Mouse. 

Ans.  Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Hermosa, Illinois. Since his childhood he showed interest in drawing and painting and started drawing and painting as well as selling pictures to his neighbours and family friends. Disney attended McKinley High School in Chicago, where he took drawing and photography classes. He joined courses at the Chicago Art Institute. He also joined the Red Cross.
Walt and Harman collaborated with a local City theatre to screen their cartoons. The cartoons were hugely popular, and Disney was able to acquire his own studio where they did a series of seven minute fairy tales that was called Alice in Cartoonland. Disney with his brother Roy moved to Hollywood. Now, he is recognised as the master creator of Mickey Mouse, the love of all children.  

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