Outline your ideas using the components of a typical general to specific paragraph arrangement
Write a biographical statement to post on a website, in a department newsletter, or for a publication. The purpose of this writing is to showcase your academic qualities, past experiences, and research interests and to present yourself as a competent member of the community. To avoid “wandering” from your topic, follow these steps:
Outline your ideas using the components of a typical general to specific paragraph arrangement.
Write one paragraph. Include five sentences (topic, three primary ideas, and a final statement). The three primary sentences can include your education, work experience, and research interests.
Write the paragraph again, and expand it to 10–11 sentences. You should insert two secondary support ideas to illustrate each of the three primary ideas.