When I visited the Duke campus last fall, I immediately felt at home. The Gothic architecture and tree-shaded walks created an atmosphere of peaceful but serious reflection. The place is at once Southern—which, as an Alabamian, is important to me—and universal as it reflects the traditions of Europe and the classical world. The Trinity College liberal arts curriculum also reflects this unique pairing of the modern South and the global past. For example, I am considering a major in history, and am very interested in the combination of geographic and thematic areas of study offered by Duke’s history program. The combinations of areas offer seeming endless areas of specialization. One interesting possibility is a focus in the geographic area of the . and Canada, combined with a thematic study of Women and Gender or African Diaspora. By juxtaposing and intertwining these two foci, my understanding of the American South—and much more—would be greatly enriched. This innovative and flexible approach to both traditional and non-traditional subject matter is greatly appealing to me. I know by reputation and from a friend currently enrolled in Trinity College that the liberal arts curriculum is very challenging, but also rewarding. I believe I am more than prepared for these challenges, and that I will thrive in this climate. Duke University’s campus already feels like home; I believe that its academic opportunities will also provide a stimulating environment in which I feel I belong.
Links Use this Sample Basic Essay as a Model The essay below demonstrates the principles of writing a basic essay. The different parts of the essay have been labeled. The thesis statement is in bold, the topic sentences are in italics, and each main point is underlined. When you write your own essay, of course, you will not need to mark these parts of the essay unless your teacher has asked you to do so. They are marked here just so that you can more easily identify them.
? ” to which he always replied, “Mama said stupid is as stupid does”. An evaluation of how personality theorists or theories, explains this personality : Theorist Adler believed that certain people, “are born with physical inadequacies, which makes young children feel inferior to those around them. As a result, people commit very early in life to rid hemselves of these feelings of inferiority”. This would be what Adler calls the inferiority complex and recognizes this as being the greatest influence of personality development (Mind & Soul, 2009). Psychologist George Kelly would explain Forrest Gump’s personality as being one of a cognitive nature based on his personal constructs theory. Here we have an individual that thinks or contemplates much of the time about specific people of importance in his life and at one point in the film, about a shrimp boat business venture he had planned with his best friend Bubba Blue.