UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI
Department of Mathematics
 Prepared by: Professor Dr. Syed Arif Kamal


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LIFE-HISTORY ESSAY

Write a 4-5 pages life-history essay about yourself.                                          Printable Version PDF

The PAGE LIMIT (for life-history essay) and the WORD LIMIT (for profile, see below) must be followed, to letter.

The Hierarchy should be, somewhat, like the following:

a)

Your Past

  

Where do you come from?

Ancestors

Education and occupation of father

Education and occupation of mother

Siblings (your number among them, what are they doing?)

Your education

Your experience

b)

Your Present

How do you feel about your present institution?

Your strengths

Underline your principal strength

Your weaknesses

A life-history essay may reveal the
potential hidden in these young minds

Underline your principal weakness

c)

Your future

and a caring counselor may groom them

Your life 20 years from now

 

Your goal in life

 

Strategy to:

 

Achieve your goal

 

Overcome your weaknesses

 

Alternative, if unable to achieve your principal goal

Short-term goals and targets

d)

Your philosophy of life

Purpose of life

Your view of life

The relationship of man, his immediate surroundings and the universe

e)

The most memorable event in your life

The incident you can never forget the rest of your life

f)

Your hero

Your source of inspiration (the personality, you admire most in life)

g)

Your most favorite book

The book, which influenced you most

h)

Your dream place

The country you would like to visit often, other than your country of birth/permanent residence

i)

Turning moments in your life

How did you cope with difficult situations, in the past, with personal examples, if possible?

Strategy to cope with awkward situations, in the future

j)

The golden and the darkest periods in your life

How did you handle yourself during these periods?

Did your perspective of life changed during these periods?

Did your strengths and weaknesses come to open during these periods?

k)

Your profile

150-200 words. You may wish to see my profile.


All the information submitted in this essay shall be treated with STRICT CONDIENTIALITY and not disclosed to a third party without your express consent.  Seal the essay in an envelope with your name written on the envelope, your signatures over the folds of envelope.


The heights that great men reached and kept

Were not attained by sudden flight

By they, while their companions slept

Were toiling upwards in the night!


Updated: April 1, 2014 (0000h GMT)                                                             Printable Version PDF


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