What is an Autobiographical Essay? - Definition & Examples


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Which of the following genres do autobiographies typically fall into?

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1. Autobiographical essays are typically written from which of the following points of view?

2. Using creative writing techniques is imperative to keeping an autobiographical essay entertaining. Which of the following would you use to do so?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The key to writing an autobiographical essay is to keep it brief. This quiz will test you on how to best go about writing one, as well as famous essays.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This autobiographical essay quiz tests your ability to:

  • Understand what genre autobiographies fall into
  • Recall the person that autobiographical essays are typically written in
  • Recognize creative writing techniques used to keep autobiographical essays entertaining
  • Determine a technique used in two famous autobiographical essays
  • Know the best kind of language to use when writing an autobiographical essay

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information from the lesson on autobiographical essays
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about autobiographical characteristics
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer related questions

Additional Learning

The lesson, What is an Autobiographical Essay? - Definition & Examples, covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the three basic criteria to writing an autobiographical essay
  • Provide two examples of famous autobiographical essays