Description of a person’s physical appearance, work, temperament, habits, achievements and other salient personal traits is known as a biographical sketch. The focus of a bio sketch written about people is to explain who the person is and provide an overview of the person’s life. It is similar to a biography in the sense that it tells a story of a person’s life.
Generally, a bio sketch is written by someone else, but even if one is writing a sketch about himself/ herself, it is always to be written in the third person. A bio sketch emphasizes on portraying a person in an admirable manner highlighting the attributes which make him or her, an exceptional being. Its focus is to provide readers with basic information about the person, and give them a sense of the person's character.