Using a word processor and all of the information you have collected and generated from the previous steps, write your autobiography. After you have finished writing your first draft, re-read it paying special attention to grammar, spelling, wording, content, and organization. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Did I include all of the requested information (the list of topics is at the beginning of this Web page)?
- Did I use information I learned about myself from completing the activities and on-line guides on study habits and personality types?
- Is my paper organized logically? Does it make sense?
- Did I check my spelling and grammar and consult references when necessary?
Next, re-write your autobiography and include the improvements you have made to the original draft.
When you are satisfied with your work, print a final copy and ask someone else to read it and tell you what they think. Finally, you may want to re-write your paper again and include some or all of their suggestions and ideas. When you are finished, you should have a clearer idea of what your strengths and weaknesses are and where you are headed with your college career.