How to Write an Educational Autobiography

Updated April 17, 2017

An educational autobiography summarizes and reflects upon the experiences and events in a person's life up to the present time. Topics to be addressed in an educational autobiography could be your favorite subjects or teachers in school, what kind of awards you won or why you chose a particular college. Educational autobiographies are most often used by teachers, but other working professionals, as well as students, can create them and find them very beneficial.

Examine educational documents. Thoroughly review report cards, transcripts, résumé, certificates and any other important papers for special dates and honors. Highlight or earmark any details to include in the autobiography.

Organize the events on paper as they occurred in time or as flashback stories. Some writers prefer chronological order, whereas others arrange experiences according to personal significance and not necessarily when they happened.

Write the first draft with a clear beginning, middle and end. Check for proper spelling, punctuation and sentence structure. Read the draft upon completion to determine if further editing is needed.

Type the final version of the educational autobiography in a word-processing program.

Add computer-generated pictures or drawn pictures if you wish.

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Tips

  • Educational autobiographies can also include favorite songs and poetry that reference endearing events or fond memories.

Things Needed

  • Report cards/transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Portfolio
  • Pictures
  • Award certificates
  • Word processor

About the Author

Based in western Tennessee, CiCi Jackson began writing in 2000. She is a "Chicken Soup for the Soul" contributor and the author of five self-published books. She is also a certified school counselor. Jackson holds a B.A. in sociology from Vanderbilt University, M.S. in counseling and personnel services from the University of Memphis and Ed.D. in educational leadership from Union University.