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Answered By: Jeneen LaSee-Willemssen
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2014     Views: 1007

If you are writing an autobiography, you are writing your story. Your story: your history, your experiences, your life.

Most autobiographies are written in chronological or time order: birth, childhood, teenage years, young adulthood, adulthood, old age. Note that not all autobiographies need to be written in this order.

Autobiographies can be comprehensive (cover everything of your life) and really long. Autobiographies can also be more specific. For example, you might write your autobiography for your experiences as a Rasmussen student: starting at what made you decide to join Rasmussen and telling tales of how you progressed with your classes and onto graduation.

Autobiographies are usually written in first-person, meaning you can use the pronoun "I". A lot of academic writing for college does not allow you to use I or me, but autobiographies do.

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