March 1, 2014

AP 10th English New Syllabus - Writing a Biographical Sketch

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

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 Sclerosis
Research: on black holes
Invention: Hawking Radiation

Awards, prizes, honors :
Fellow of the Royal Society at the age of 32
Albert Einstein 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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