Biographical Approach Paper Format
When they lived:
Where they lived:
Write an interesting one-two-paragraph summary of the person’s life.
Choose 3-4 key people involved in the person’s life and list 4-5 vividly descriptive words
for each person. Words may not be used to describe more than one person
Think carefully about the person and his or her life and write three analytical discussion questions that would help to reveal more about his or her character and achievements.
Significant Event or Achievement
Choose an event or achievement that seems to be the most significant point or climax in the
person’s life and write a one paragraph description.
Significant Point Explanation
Why do you believe this was a significant point in the person’s life? How is this person and his or her achievement remembered today?
Write a fully-developed paragraph in response to these two questions. Support your argument with quotes from the text or other sources, if appropriate.