Writing a biographical essay may seem like a daunting task but it really is rather easy. First of all, remember that an essay is a short piece of prose and generally consists of three sections: an introductory paragraph, the body, and a conclusion. The introductory paragraph should be a brief introduction to the subject of the essay. The body should be several chronological paragraphs about the subject’s life. The concluding paragraph should be an overall summation of the subject’s life and his/her contributions, life philosophy, etc.