Old Person Interview Essay Outline

Pat Marx Interview

The person of my choice to interview was my friends Grandmother Pat Marx. She was

born in California on march 4, 1948. Pat is retired and now lives in her same house for thirty-five

years of West Hills, California.  

                Pat, at the age of seventeen, was never interested in politics, but mentioned that her

family was republican. Both Eisenhower and Nixon were president during her lifetime. She grew

up during the Vietnam war. Her family supported the government while Pat’s brother, John, served

in the war. Pat, being nearly the opposite of her family, was a free loving hippie against the war and

believed in peace. Pat dropped out of high school to run away with her boyfriend at a young age of

17. After being impregnated   with her daughter he broke up with Pat. Not knowing what to do,   she

fled back to her parents house. She could only speak to her mother, Mary, for she had sympathy for

Pat and took her back in to take care of her as long as her father did not find out. After two years of

living under mothers care, she married Eugene Marx.

                While growing up Pat loved the Beetles and dreamed of marrying Elvis and enjoyed

Dodger games. Pats wardrobe consists of big dresses and shirts. She Liked bright colors, and

remembers her favorite outfit was a pair of torn-up jeans and a long shirt that dropped down past her

knees. She loved being “free” she did not want to look like a doll, or be locked away in a tight shirt

and skirt. Her family was a typical white family who lived the American dream. Her father worked

all day and her mother was a stay at home mom. Pat followed those outlines in her marriage but

would also work when her daughter was in school. Pat may have been rebellious and a free loving

hippie but she said that she cannot believe the way kids are growing up in my present generation.  

She gave me an example of music and how she is...

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Sample Outline

How do I write an outline?

This outline will help you write a five paragraph essay for a narrative format. However, you can easily organize your question and answer format essay using this outline as well.

I. Introduction

Start with a humorous or interesting anecdote or fact that the person told you.

Thesis statement: A thesis statement is one sentence that tells who was interviewed, his or her title, and why you interviewed the person. Basically, what do you plan to tell your reader about this person? This must be in the introduction, and you must spell the person's name correctly. Read this article on how to write a thesis statement for more help.

II. Body paragraph 1: One big idea you learned

III. Body paragraph 2: Second big idea you learned

IV. Body paragraph 3: Third big idea you learned

V. Conclusion: You need to wrap up your essay by summarizing and writing some concluding remarks about the person.


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