How do I write an essay on a role model?

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Choose a person who has made a difference in your life, or a person you look up to, and explain why this person is your role model.

A role model is a person you admire and would like to emulate.  Usually you want to be like this person because you like the way the person lives his or her life.  A role model does not have to be a famous person or a superhero.  It could be a relative or friend who has accomplished things you wish to accomplish.  Your role model might be your grandfather, your neighbor, your teacher, or someone else you know.

In an essay on the role model, you should explain what this person has done to make you admire him or her.  Explain how this person is good at something, or has something, that you want.  For example, the person might have a good work ethic or a good job.  Describe how the person got what he or she has, and how you can do the same to get it too.