They do this because they believe they don't write that well and/or they can't think of much to write about..so they give up before they even get started! This is why an autobiography templates help tremendously. Here is a sample autobiography worksheet. Just download, print and fill it out. You will find more worksheets like this further down this page.
Yes, it is true. Even with a fill-in autobiography, one will have to write some. It's unavoidable, but this format gives the self-conscious writer some cover. Also, to be clear, the better that one can write, the better the finished "product" will be.. regardless of method.