How Do You Write A Thesis Statement About Yourself

How to write introduction for an essay about myself

Writing an essay about oneself is an interesting chance. Notably, it is an opportunity to let the world know who one is, and to give others an insight into one’s nature, mannerisms, and most importantly, his or her experiences in life. It is a rare opportunity that the writer has to let others know who they are and who they are not. However, it is also a tough thing to do as one has a lot to say about him or herself. Mere two or three pages cannot be adequate to clearly pen down all of one’s experience and describe their personality. Most people would want to paint this bright and colorful image of him or herself to the world with no trace of his or her shortcomings or negative experiences. An objective essay about oneself should, however, be more of an autobiography but with a little more pomp and exciting descriptions that can instantly get the reader’s attention.

As it is not possible to write everything about oneself in a short essay paper, one must choose one or two specific moments in life which left the greatest impact on him or her, and then describe such moments. It can be a journey, an experience, an undertaking that left an indelible mark in one’s life, or other such events.

The choice of the topic or the event one is focusing on can make the essay interesting or boring. The topic can also make the writing of the essay easy or challenging. Choosing a topic or an event that everybody goes through on a regular basis lowers the reader’s enthusiasm. Instead, choosing an experience that few people go through can make the paper to stand out. Writing about unique experiences such as winning jackpots, buying the dream car, a dream come true, or other distinct topics is more eye-catching than writing about one’s daily job experiences, best friends, or some other common topics.

To write a perfect essay about oneself, the author must elaborately plan on the essay structure. The paper should have an appealing introduction, a clear thesis, a body whose paragraphs let the reader into the writer’s life, paragraph after paragraph. Three or four paragraphs, with each paragraph detailing different aspects of life’s experiences, can make a great essay body. The conclusion should summarize key aspects of one’s life.

The introduction is one of the most important parts of the essay. It determines whether or not the reader will continue reading the paper. Consequently, the introduction to an ‘essay about oneself’ must be an attention-grabber. It must let the reader know what the essay will be about. A sweet language in the introduction will assure the reader of an interesting essay. The first sentence of the introduction can, for instance, outline the fact that everyone in the world is different from the other people. Even twins are different in one way or the other, such as in mannerisms or physique. The writer needs to paint a picture of a world where each person has a different nature and experience from everyone else.

A good introduction is one that opens with a line on an unexpected event. A vivid, sincere and exciting memory from a person’s life that ties or relates directly to the essay is a good start. For instance, when one has an intention of painting himself as a humble, patient, or creative person, it is wise to open the essay with a sentence relating to a memory that ties directly to the expected perspective. However, an essay whose introduction goes directly to stating the name, or the year when one was born in the first sentence does not bring anything new or interesting to the reader. For instance, an introduction whose first sentence begins with “the best time of my life was when….” is unlikely to stop the reader from flipping the pages or turning to a newspaper for something interesting. At best, the reader will only scan through the pages of such an essay. Introduction writing defines the direction and beauty of the rest of the essay.

How to write thesis for an essay about myself

The thesis statement is another critical part that determines how the essay flows, and it defines the key concept or argument upon which the other paragraphs will tie to. The thesis should bring out the author’s perspective of what his or her experience is. Writing the thesis will depend on the topic chosen. In effect, an essay on celebrating birthdays will have a thesis that summarizes the best moment during the celebrations, such as “No doubt exists in my mind that my patience contributed to the day’s success.” The rest of the paper will then focus on showing or proving how the author is a patient person, and how this attribute contributed to making the day colorful. Thesis writing is all about spinning the paper’s gist in a single statement.

An essay whose subject is how the writer acquired his dream car will have a thesis that summarizes the aspects that made such an acquisition possible. The rest of the essay has then to focus on expounding on why the car qualifies for a dream car. The thesis is only as effective as the supporting body paragraphs.

The big idea

The thesis is the key to any persuasive speech or essay.  It's the point you want to prove.  It's the focus of the whole thing.  Everything you do in the piece should grow from your thesis--that's how important it is.

Before you begin

Make sure you know what point you want to make in your essay or speech.  If you find yourself drawn in several directions, choose one and develop it.

How to do it

The thesis is supposed to be ONE SENTENCE LONG.  In my class, I want your thesis statements to give your point of view AND give some hint of what your subtopics are going to be.  In other words, the thesis should be a roadmap to the rest of the essay.  Someone who is paying attention to your thesis should be able to tell what the other paragraphs in the essay are going to be about.

Some Sample Thesis Statements

There are several reasons that Americans should be comfortable with the idea of a woman President: women are as smart and capable as men, many have now had the necessary administrative experience to do the job, and, in the long run, they may be less likely to resort to violence than men are.

(In this thesis, the point I want to prove is that women should be elected president.  I will have paragraphs in the essay about women being smart and capable, about their administrative experience, and about their lack of violent tendencies.)

One thing to remember is that, even if two different candies, such as Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and Butterfinger, have similar components and general descriptions, they can be very different where it really counts: in your mouth.

(In this thesis, I point out that, despite the fact that the two candies seem to have similarities, they are, in fact, very different.)

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