Sunday, May 25, 2014

Attitude is Altitude - Writing

Writing a biographical sketch
A biographical sketch is an account of the life and activities of an individual. It includes information about the person’s name, place of residence, education, occupation, life and activities and other important details. It is written by another person. If a person writes an account of his/ her own life, it is called an autobiography.

Given below in the table is the biographical information about Stephen Hawking.
Based on this information write a biographical sketch.

Stephen Hawking

Points to be covered
Details of the person
Date and place of birth
January 8th,1942, Oxford England
Information about the family
• Eldest-one of four sons
•Mother: Isobel Hawking
•Father: Frank Hawking, a medical researcher with a specialty in tropical diseases
Important events in life

• Early academic life: recognized as a bright student
• High school years: third from the bottom of his class
• Pursuits outside of school: loved board games, constructed a computer out of recycled parts at the
age of 16, solved rudimentary mathematical equations
• Marriage: married Jane Wilde
• Health: Suffered Amyotrophic Lateral
• Research: on black holes
• Invention: Hawking Radiation
Awards, prizes, honours
• Fellow of the Royal Society at the age of 32
• Albert Einestein Award.
• The Pius XI- Gold Medal for Science from Pope Paul VI in 1975.
Contribution to his field and society
• Contributed to the advancement of science and research

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