Georgetown, Saudi International Relations

These three well-written essays create a strong set. The first and the last would have been impressive on their own. Reading them all together magnifies their impact considerably. This student does an especially good job of targeting the school. This student focuses his first essay on his extracurriculars and relates them to why Duke would be perfect for him. He focuses the third on his Chinese background and how it relates to his career goals and academic interests. Then he also relates these interests to why Duke matches him perfectly. His favorite book provided the focus of the second essay. What makes this second essay better than others like it is that the applicant manages to put himself into the question. He does not just talk about the book, he uses it to talk about himself and stress the inquisitive nature of his personality-always a plus.

He immediately became a national sports hero.


Tiger was my childhood hero, a true warrior.

The introduction is the first sentence of your essay and it plays the dual role of setting the theme of your essay and engaging the reader. The introduction should not be overly formal. You do not want an admissions officer to start reading your essay and think, "here we go again." Although admissions officers will try to give the entire essay a fair reading, they are only human -- if you lose them after the first sentence, the rest of your essay will not get the attention it deserves.

In 1962, Dick Tiger won the world middle weight boxing championship.

For many years, I have been interested in studying international relations. My interest in pursuing this field stems from several factors which have affected me. First, I have been exposed to international affairs throughout my life. With my father and two of my brothers in the Saudi Foreign Service, I have grown up under the shadow of inter-national affairs. Second, I am fascinated by history, economics, and diplomacy. I believe, through the study of international relations, I can effectively satisfy my curiosity in these fields. A third factor which has affected my interest in international relations is patriotism. Through the Foreign Service, I would not only have the opportunity to serve my country, but also have the chance to help bridge gaps between my country and others. Finally, as a Saudi living abroad, I have been bridging cultures throughout my life. This experience has taught me to look for differences to compromise and similarities to synthesize in order to balance different cultures. In short, I believe that my experiences in life, combined with a rigorous academic education, will enable me to pursue a successful career in the Saudi Foreign Service.

Tiger inspired lots of Nigerians to go into boxing.

I did so for all the documents in my bibliography.

After attending Duke (if I am accepted, of course), I will have a clear path before me. My studies at Duke should virtually guarantee me for any graduate business school. And, after my graduate studies, I will be able to realize my dreams. Perhaps, I will be able to serve as a bridge between East and West.

I got my copy from the curators of the Boyd Papers atthe U.S.

And yet it worked. Coverage of this was everywhere — it dominated not just the political press, but also sports media. Trump’s opponents were angry — the president was a racist, he was dismissing police brutality, he was turning us against each other. His supporters were indignant — the president was a patriot, he was defending the flag and the country. There were takes, late-night comedy bits, searching interviews, angry tweets, earnest explainers.

"The Lion of Mid-West."The match was declared a draw, although I thought Wonder Boy won.

Where is superman Killi-Wee Nwachukwu, the strongest man in Nigeria?

Jose Torres (right) punches Dick Tiger
New York City
May 16, 1967

Dick Tiger and Bob Foster spar
New York City
May 24, 1968

Bob Foster punching Dick Tiger
New York City
May 27, 1968

Dick Tiger knocked down by Bob Foster.

Dick Tiger was an honorary Biafran army officer and tried to rally US support for Biafra.

Where is the one and only "Thunder" Balogun?

FOR every exultant winner in the 1968 elections, there is now at least one loser who feels the special bitterness of public rejection. He may reason that defeat is a universal experience, that life itself is a losing proposition. He may even act out the obligatory role of "good loser." But how does one become a good loser? Is there such a thing as an art of losing well?

Winning Essays for Scholarships (Crabial, National Merit Scholar and Fulbright)

There are three main points to stress in your personal essay:

By the time Trump was done, the NFL, which had previously been viewed favorably by both Democratic and Republican voters, had become . Trump had successfully made us angrier at each other, he had absorbed more of American life into the tribalized war of our politics and he had done so on his terms.