Example Bio Statements

Once you have read Markel, Chapters 4 and 6, apply the information by analyzing some example biography statements.

  1. Read several of the biographies linked below. I gathered a range of biographies from different kinds of sites. Please be sure to read at least one formal company/academic bio and one informal bio.

    Formal bios

    Less formal bios

  2. Conversation bubbles, as from a comic stripGo to the Analyzing Example Bio Statements post in the forums and explain what you can tell about audience and purpose for the bio statements based on the information they include and the tone of the biography. There are some questions there to help you get started.

  3. (Optional) Once you have posted about your readings, read through what others had to say, and reply to one or more of the ideas or questions that your classmates have posted.


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