% LaTeX template for a Mathematical Autobiography
\documentclass{article}
% use small margins and use headers
\usepackage[headings]{fullpage}
\pagestyle{myheadings}
\markright{MY NAME\hfill}
\begin{document}
% put a title and such on it
\title{My Mathematical Autobiography}
\author{MY NAME}
\date{\today\\
Math XXX}
\maketitle
% Write out the actual problem
\begin{description}
\item[Problem:] Write your mathematical autobiography. Include your
background, current interests, future goals, why you are taking this
class, and whatever else is relevant or interesting. Target length
is 2 pages.
\end{description}
% Divide things into sections to help organize
\section{Background}
When I was eight years old, blah blah blah\ldots
So far I have taken the following Mathematics courses:
\begin{itemize}
\item Math XXX blah, and
\item Math XXX blah blah.
\end{itemize}
I most enjoyed blah\ldots because
I really like/hate computers\ldots
\section{Interests and Goals}
I am now a blah\ldots student in the blah\ldots program studying blah\ldots
I would like to eventually be a blah\ldots
\section{Why I am taking this Class}
I am taking this class because blah\ldots interesting \ldots exciting
\ldots really like\ldots
\section{Other Interesting Things}
I am an avid blah\ldots and like to blah \ldots
\end{document}