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09/04/2019

How long should my autobiographical essay be?

QUESTION
How long should my autobiographical essay be?
So im in Grade 11 and in my English Academic class my teacher asked us to write an autobiographical essay about how certain memories from our childhood affected us in a certain way (made us more outgoing, more independent, etc) So far I have an introduction and 2 body paragraphs. Im not sure how long she wants it to be as she only told us to have a thesis, a clear structure and an evident tone. This is the first time I’ve done an essay without an argument, advice would be great 🙂

ANSWER
Hey, Chelsea. Long time.

I think standard(well done) is two pages. The typical
autobiographical essay is between 1000 and 3000
words in length.

If it were me, I would start with a modern characteristic
that has improved your chances for success; OR a
characteristic that is holding you back.

Then sleuth out your history for evidence of it’s origins.

If you plan to slide into the dark side (characteristic that
is holding you back), do a follow up of how knowing the
origin of said flaw gives you power over it.

Good Luck, C.

gm.