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From Big Brother Naija & Dancing On Ice… Mike & Perri Edwards tell it all in latest issue of Glam Africa

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Reality TV shows give everyday people the chance to escape from the monotony of everyday life and delve into a world far removed from their own, full of non-stop drama and excitement – so it’s easy to see how millions of people get swept into the annual phenomenon known as Big Brother Naija. This year, Mike Edwards, an athlete-turned-entrepreneur, decided it was his turn to step into the BBN spotlight, and after a successful run on the show finishing as 2nd runner-up, Mike left the house with a lot to look forward to.

Since then, Mike has been making the most of his newfound fame. He’s signed a management deal with EME Management (owned by Banky W and Tunde Demuren), received gifts ranging from iPhones to Rolexes, and has even teased a new shoe collection under his brand “Aireyys”. The day we sat down for this interview, Mike was looking forward to his first ever meet and greet in Lagos, followed shortly by another in Abuja, both of which were well-attended by dozens of fans, admirers and well-wishers.

 

Unlike your average contestant, Mike had no intention of hooking up with anyone inside the Big Brother house. In fact, Mike has already found everything he’s ever wanted in a partner, in his wife, Perri. Just weeks before he left for the Big Brother house, Mike and Perri tied the knot during a picture-perfect ceremony in Buckinghamshire. Perri supported Mike tirelessly every step of the way, and continues to be his number one cheerleader. The happy couple have so much in common that they’re both convinced they were destined to cross paths, one way or another. Also an athlete, Perri has been to the Olympics, the World Championships and everywhere in between. Perri isn’t exactly new to the reality TV life either, having joined popular British TV series ‘Dancing On Ice’ as a contestant in 2018. Now, she’s taken a little impromptu break from her life in the UK to explore the Nigerian entertainment space with her husband. It’s been an interesting year for this hot, new power-couple, so we just had to sit down with them to discuss their relationship, life post-Big Brother, living the Nigerian dream and a whole lot more.

 

Eniafe: Mike, you got married just before you left to do Big Brother Naija. Why did you decide to do BBN, especially just after becoming a newlywed?

 

Mike: I went on the show to take advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime. It was a once in a lifetime experience to be able to do something like this. We were newly married, there were a lot of bills to be paid, so it was really just a mutual decision between us. We thought it would be a great opportunity for us, for our future, so we decided not to shy away from it. It was obviously daunting, but we were also really excited about the possibilities that could come if it went well and the rest is history.

 

Eniafe: I mean, Perri, you got married in May, he left for BBN in June so you were apart for months. What was that experience like for you? Were you sad about him leaving or were you just 100% happy and supportive?

 

Perri: When Mike told me about Big Brother Naija I was all for it. I was like, “these opportunities don’t come often, go through the process, see how far you get”, and then he got selected so I said “you’ve got to do this”. I was supporting him throughout. Like you said, he left just three weeks after we got married. Our relationship sometimes can be quite distant. Sometimes I’ll be in the States training, and he’ll be in another country, or he’ll be in the States as well but in a different city or time zone. But we always make it work so I thought “this is gonna be easy, it’s fine, go for it”. Of course, actually going through it was very different. You can’t prepare yourself for anything like that. The fact that I couldn’t just pick up the phone and call my husband, have a FaceTime chat, the only way I could see him was to open my laptop and watch the show. But you know, I was handling his social media at the time and so just seeing the love and support that he was getting while he was inside the house, I was like “wow, if Mike only knew”. I wished I could just call him and tell him how well he was doing. That’s what kept me going, knowing that at the end some good would come from it. 

Eniafe: So, how long ago did you come to Nigeria?

Perri: Well, I flew out here for the finale of Big Brother to see Mike after 4 months of being apart. My ticket was a return ticket, I didn’t know how long I was going to be here for but I booked the trip for just 10 days. A month on now and I’m still here in Nigeria. 

Eniafe: So, Mike, had you been to Nigeria before Big Brother Naija or was this your first time here?

Mike: I’ve actually been back and forth since switching my allegiance in my professional sport, track and field. I made the switch to represent Team Nigeria in 2018. Initially it was supposed to be at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, but I was barred from competing thanks to some transfer of allegiance deadlines – long story for another time. But anyway, I had the opportunity to represent Nigeria at the African Championships, which was held in Asaba in August last year, so I was making a lot of trips back and forth and getting very familiar with the idea of being in Nigeria and the opportunities that were available. So, I took a leap of faith and decided to try the entertainment space and see if it could work out. I figured it would be great for business and would give me the opportunity to move back home, so it was really a win-win. It helped that I’d made all those trips earlier so I knew some of the pros and cons and wasn’t just coming here with zero understanding.

Eniafe: So what would you say, more than anything, you were hoping to get out of the Big Brother experience? Did you have any goals in particular or were you just seizing the moment 

Mike: Interestingly I didn’t know anything about how the layout of the show was before going into the house. I’d never watched a single episode, but I had seen past stars like Ebuka and watched his success, and just seeing how he was able to position himself as a businessman outside of the show, I thought going in there would be a great chance to teleport into a whole different realm of opportunity. That was how I looked at it. I think most people would go in seeking fame, but I was really doing it to expand and capitalise off the experience. I’ve always been a minority everywhere I’ve been in the world, from Great Britain to the USA. But to now come back home, and to identify with my people and for them to embrace me, it was something I’d really longed for, that feeling of belonging and of being at home. So, to be selected, it was almost like a test of my mental capacity. Could I go through sometimes as unthinkable as leaving the UK, going to Nigeria, being on the biggest television show in Africa? The competitor in me gravitates towards challenges like that, the adrenaline, the provocativeness – those are the things that ultimately drew me to Big Brother. 

Eniafe: I’ve spent many years between London and Lagos, myself, so I know how different both places are. Perri, this is your first time here. Would you say you’ve experienced a culture shock since you’ve been here or do you feel right at home?

Perri: (laughs) This has not been a culture shock for me one bit. Even though I grew up in the UK I have a Caribbean background and to me we’re very similar in a lot of ways. When I landed in the airport here I was like “this is just like back in Jamaica only on a bigger scale” – the hustle and bustle, the traffic, all the things my friends warned me about. I’m used to it already. I’ve adapted so quickly. All my friends keep asking when I’m coming back, but clearly I’m enjoying it.

Eniafe: So, you could really see yourself settling down here?

Perri: Well, my husband is here, and he needs to be here at the moment. I want to be where my husband is, but other than that I really do see Lagos as a land of opportunity, so I’m really happy to be here right now.

Eniafe: What about you Mike? I’m sure you have a different perspective since you’re not Jamaican.

Mike: Actually, it’s funny you should say that because my father is Jamaican. I’m part Nigerian, part Jamaican and part American, but the only thing that has really caught my eye in a bizarre way is the unruly drivers in this country (laughs). Sometimes, it’s like there are no rules!

Eniafe: Are you used to eating Nigerian food, and what are you favourites?

Perri: Jollof rice, plantains that you call dodo, I love puff-puff, pounded yam, fish… I tried something recently called ‘shaki’. I wish I didn’t know what it was before I tried it but it did taste good. I love that there’s a lot of spice and pepper in Nigerian food.

Mike: My eating routine is a little different from most people because I’m a pescatarian, so I only eat fish.

Eniafe: That must be quite difficult in Nigeria, no?

Mike: Everyone says that, but to be honest there’s some amazing catfish, grilled fish. I mean for what you get, the value is unreal. I can feed myself and be content for a long period of time, whereas if I were to do the same thing in any other country I’d be breaking the bank, so I’m very happy with my nutrition, how I’m able to eat at such a low cost but great quality. We live like kings and queens here.

Eniafe: So, being professional athletes, I guess you’re not entirely new to being in the spotlight, but I imagine that since Big Brother the attention has increased quite a bit. How are you dealing with the newfound fame and attention?

Perri: I smile when you say that because I love it and I knew that was what would happen. I have experienced it before, I’ve been to major events, I’ve presented, done red carpets, been treated like a star among stars, so it’s not totally new to me. I always tell my husband he needs to embrace it a bit more because it can go as quickly as it comes so you need to make the most of it while you can.

Eniafe: Would you say you’re a little more into the celebrity lifestyle than Mike is?

Perri: Mike is very much a ‘home guy’. He does like to keep his life private, which may seem strange since obviously he went on BBNaija, but like he said, the main reason he did it was really to promote his brand, Aireyys. He wanted to get that into the market and he knew the audience being on the show would bring exposure for the brand. But in the end, I think people really grew to love ‘Mike, the brand’. Mike always stays true to himself, so even with his new celebrity status we still do normal things –  we try to cook for ourselves, we’re not suddenly changing everything and hiring people to do everything for us, that’s never how it’s been for us, not in the UK and not now in Nigeria.

Eniafe: So, Mike, you came out of the house and suddenly you’re this huge celebrity, millions of people know who you are, they’ve just spent three months watching your day-to-day experiences and interactions. How would you characterise your experience since leaving the Big Brother house?

Mike: The experience has been overwhelming at times because even though personally I’ve been really sure of myself, when you have loads of people who recognise you from all walks of life, it’s something that you never really get used to – or at least I haven’t. Everyone feels as though they know everything about you, and to be fair, they have been on that journey with you. They’ve seen the emotions I went through, they’ve watched me sleep, eat, workout and speak my mind.

 

Eniafe: Do you find that problematic, that people think they know everything about you? Or do you feel like actually they do know you, in a way?

 

Mike: I mean, all the emotions and everything that I put out were real. So, yeah, in a way, they do know me because I wasn’t acting.

 

Eniafe: Perri, did you have any concerns or doubts when Mike went into the house?

 

Perri: Well, I know my husband very well and he knew what he was getting into. He was very honest from the beginning so I really didn’t have anything to worry about. I was just proud watching him and seeing the things people said about him.

 

Eniafe: Well you were certainly very popular during your time in the house. I want to know, what do you think it was, looking back, that made you so endearing to the viewers?

 

Mike: I think it was my authenticity, and my ability to speak my mind. I was just being myself and I never felt the need to be somebody else, and in doing that I was very unapologetic at times. I just felt very honest. When you’re in a gains scenario, there’s a lot of things that are fake, so whenever you find something that is real you gravitate towards it. I’ve always said people fall in love with your personality, not what you bring in or what you have in the bank. Everybody’s trying to be somebody else so the moment you’re confident enough to be yourself you stand out and I think that’s what it was for me. But also, I was a misfit, I wasn’t completely polished, I wasn’t the most eloquent speaker, so I think my imperfections made me stand out. Maybe people felt like they could relate to that. I’m still yet to see everything that people have seen because I was always living in the moment, but a lot of people have reached out to me since I came out of the house, saying that I helped inspire them and things like that,so if I was able to influence just one person in a positive way then my job is done. In the words of Tupac, ‘I’m not here to change the world but if I can spark the mind who does then that’s good enough too’.

 

Eniafe: What should your fans be looking forward to in the near future?

 

Mike: Well I don’t like to give away all my secrets, but one thing I can say is you’ll be seeing a lot of us here in Nigeria and in various African countries, that’s a sure thing. My wife and I will be working on different things in the entertainment space, working on our brand, and most importantly our family.

 

Eniafe: And you, Perri, what are you looking forward to most right now as a couple?

 

Perri: Building an empire. And with that empire you have family, business, and more. For Mike and me that’s been our goal since before the show, building something together. We’re a package and we’re stronger than ever, so Nigeria better look out for the Edwards!

  

PHOTOS CREDITS

Photography & Creative Direction:

Eniafe Momodu @eniafemomodu

Styling: Fayosola Aina @fayo_ths

Make-up: Jo’ville Makeup Studio @Jovilleofficial

Hair: KL’s Naturals @klsnaturals

 

 

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What is a Good Size Sling Leather Bag to Carry?

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Introduction:

As leather bags become more popular, the question of the perfect size arises. Too small and it can’t carry all your essentials; too large and it becomes cumbersome to carry. So what is the best size for a sling leather bag

Leather bags are classic accessories that never seem to go out of style. They come in all shapes and sizes, making it easy to find one that matches your style. A sling leather bag is a good option for those looking for a lightweight and compact bag. These bags often have a single adjustable strap that goes over your shoulder, allowing you to swing it around to grab whatever you need. So if you’re in the market for a new leather bag, consider opting for a sling design instead of something with two straps.

What is a sling leather bag?

A sling leather bag is a type of small bag that can be worn over the shoulder or across the body. They are typically made from leather or canvas and have one large compartment for carrying items.

Sling bags are an excellent option for everyday use or travel because they are small and easy to carry. Plus, they can be worn in various ways to suit your needs.

What are the different sizes of sling leather bags?

Sling leather bags come in various sizes, but the most popular ones are small to medium. Small sling bags can hold items like your phone, wallet, and keys, while medium sling bags can also fit a water bottle and an extra layer of clothing.

When choosing the right sling leather bag, you must consider your needs and what you’ll be using the bag for. Once you’ve determined that, you can narrow your options by size, color, and brand. With so many great options available, you’re sure to find the perfect sling bag.

Which one is right for you?

The right size sling leather bag for you depends on your needs. A small or medium bag should suffice if you use it for everyday use. But if you’re looking for a bag to take on a trip, consider a larger size.

Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide which size is right for you. So first, consider what you’ll use the bag for, then decide accordingly.

How do you choose the right color sling leather bag for your outfit or occasion?

When it comes to choosing the right color sling leather bag, it depends on your personal preference and what you’ll be using the bag for. For example, a neutral color like black or brown would be a good option if you’re looking for an everyday sling bag. But if you’re looking for a bag to take on a trip or to a special event, choose a brighter color or pattern. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide which color would be best for your needs.

What are some of the best sling leather bag brands?

Some of the best sling leather bag brands include

  • Fossil
  • Kipling
  • Woosir
  • Herschel Supply Co.

These brands offer a variety of styles and colors to choose from, so you’re sure to find the perfect bag for your needs.

How to care for your sling leather bag, so it lasts longer?

When caring for your sling leather bag, cleaning and conditioning it regularly is essential. This will help keep the leather looking its best and prevent potential damage.

Also, you should avoid storing your bag in direct sunlight or humid environments. These conditions can cause the leather to dry out and crack over time.

By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your sling leather bag will last for years.

Where to buy a good quality sling leather bag at a reasonable price?

You can buy a good quality sling leather bag at a reasonable price in a few different places. Some of the best places to look include

  • online retailers,
  • department stores,
  • specialty stores.

You can also check second-hand stores or consignment shops for gently used bags. When choosing the right place to buy your bag, it’s essential to consider your needs and budget. Once you’ve done that, you can narrow your options and choose the best place to buy your new leather sling pack.

What are the benefits of sling leather bags over other types of bags?

Sling leather bags have a few benefits over other types of bags. These benefits include

  • they are small and easy to carry,
  • they can be worn in various ways,
  • they offer a stylish and timeless look.

Additionally, sling bags are typically very durable and long-lasting, so you can expect to get years of use out of one. Consider a sling leather bag if you’re looking for a new one. With so many great benefits, it’s easy to see why they are such a popular choice.

Factors in Purchasing a sling leather bag:

When purchasing a sling leather bag, you should keep a few things in mind.

Consider the material.

Leather is durable and will age well, but it can be more expensive. Canvas is less costly but less durable. A padded shoulder strap is a must for those planning on wearing the stylish sling bag for long hours.

Think about the size.

Smaller sling bags are great for everyday use, while larger ones are perfect for travel.

Choose a style that you love.

There are many different styles of sling bags to choose from, so take your time and pick one that you like. The stowable waist strap and multiple carry options give you a versatile pack that can transition from a sling bag to a fanny pack to an external accessory pouch that you can attach to your backpack.

Remember to factor in the price.

Best Sling bag can range in price depending on the brand, material, and size. So keep these things in mind when setting your budget.

By considering these factors, you can be sure to find the perfect leather sling bags for your needs.

Conclusion:

When it comes to choosing the right sling leather bag, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, consider the material and the size. Then, choose a style that you love. And finally, remember to factor in the price. By considering these factors, you can be sure to find the perfect sling backpack for your needs.

FAQs:

How often should I condition my sling leather bag?

It would help if you conditioned your sling leather bag every few months to keep the leather hydrated and prevent it from cracking.

What is a neat pack canvas sling bag?

NeatPack canvas sling bag is a versatile pack that can accommodate everyone regardless of their vocation. It has plenty of compartments to store your belongings without weighing you down.

How do you choose the right sling leather bag for you?

When choosing a shoulder sling leather bag, consider the material, the size, the style, and the price. Then, consider your needs and budget to find the perfect bag.

What are the different types of sling leather bags?

Some sling leather bags include hobo bags, messenger bags, and crossbody bags. Leather sling Messenger Bag is also a good pick for commuters that don’t want to take up too much space on trains or buses.

What are some tips for using a sling leather bag?

Some tips for using a sling leather bag include storing it in a cool, dry place when not in use and avoiding getting it wet.

Additionally, be sure to condition the leather regularly to keep it hydrated.

What are the leather sling bag features?

There are many factors to consider when it comes to finding the perfect everyday shoulder bag, from style and functionality to comfort and price. The leather sling bag features nylon lining and multiple pockets both inside and outside. It also has a detachable USB extension cable and an earphone hole for your convenience.

Which is a popular, versatile sling bag for women?

Woosir offers versatile sling bags that combine a clever anti-theft design with plenty of organization for your daily essentials. Some feature a discreet all-black exterior made of a water-resistant material that protects your gear from the elements, along with waterproof zippers.

 

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Stuffed Animals of a Baby Tiger—Plushies for a Good Cause

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The baby tiger is widely regarded as one of the most adorable animals in the animal kingdom. Overall, tiger species are rapidly declining, and tiger cubs are simple despite their strength and beauty. Additionally, they are utterly adorable. A tiger cub is the most adorable stuffed animal you can get for your child who loves animals.

Because they are one of the most beautiful and majestic animals in the world, it is unfortunate that poaching is slowly causing their decline. For instance, the number of Bengal tigers left in the world has decreased to just 2000. This is a terrible result of years of excessive poaching that is now almost completely unchangeable. However, baby tiger  kawaii plushies are becoming increasingly popular at a time when tigers themselves are becoming increasingly endangered.

To raise funds for their efforts to encourage the growth of the tiger population and further research into the species, foundations and other organizations around the world have begun producing and selling baby tiger plushies. You should buy at least one tiger cub based on these objectives alone. They are not only adorable, but they are also a natural step toward increasing the likelihood that tigers will survive and be seen by future generations.

It’s not as hard as you think to find these stuffed animals made by wildlife federations. The stuffed animals are available for purchase on many of their websites, and some department stores also carry them. Additionally, if you ever visit a zoo, you can be sure to find them for sale. Therefore, there are numerous resources available to you for finding these useful stuffed tiger cubs.

If you’re looking for stuffed animals that help another kind of endangered species, these organizations also help a lot of other species. These federations and organizations’ sales of stuffed animals also greatly benefit animals like orangutans, and supporting them is also a worthy cause. To raise funds for conservation efforts, stuffed pandas, another endangered animal, are frequently sold.

For further detail long cat plush  (Mewaii soften your life , sweeten your heart)

It’s great that these questions are being asked in this way because many people find it hard to say no to them. The fact that you are assisting in the preservation of some of the most majestic and exotic animals in the world is the greatest benefit you would require for something like this. Getting them is always great for yourself or a young child. A baby tiger stuffed animal or toy can do a lot more than you might think.

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The Poor Young Boy From Nowhere Who Became An Influencer And A Philanthropist – Derrick Evans

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Let’s throw a spotlight on one amazing young man who has been one of the biggest helping hands to financially challenged youths and older people for a very long time. (more…)

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Tips for Playing Online Poker Sites

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There are more than 120 million people around the world logging on to enjoy games of poker online. While visiting a casino was once necessary for playing the game, players can now enjoy the convenience and range of promotions on the internet.

Learning how to play poker is a habit that features in many people’s lifestyles, it can take time and patience as you get to grips with the rules and different poker terms. There are also different variants to try, Texas hold’em is by far the most popular but other well liked types include Omaha, HORSE, Chinese poker and seven card stud poker.

If you are relatively new to the game or are looking to improve your strategy and chances of winning, here are some tips to try out:

Think about ranges rather than hands

You should first learn what the different poker hand rankings are, printing off a hand ranking chart and keeping it next to your laptop can be helpful if you are finding it hard to get to grips with this.

However, one of the key differences between a beginner player and someone a little more advanced is how they think about what their opponents might have. A new starter will try to guess their poker hand rather than thinking about ranges.

The range is the spectrum of poker hands that other players might have in that current situation. If you are predicting a specific card, it is likely that you are relying on a gut feeling rather than considering all the information you have collected throughout the entire game and using that to calculate pot odds.

Look for the best games

In poker, it is very important not to let your ego get the better of you, you do not want overconfidence to get in your way of making wise decisions. A player distracted by their ego could jump straight into high stakes games and tournaments without first testing out their strategy.

If you are fairly new to playing poker online, you shouldn’t jump into playing games with poker pros as they are very likely going to beat you and drain your bankroll quickly, instead look to play games with opponents with the same skill level and experience.

But how do you find these ideal opponents and games? Firstly look for games that are in the format that you are most comfortable playing in, such as cash games.

You should be careful to select games on poker sites where the site has the correct licensing and is safe and legal in your country. These sites are kept to a high standard and must make games fair.

To find the right opponents, research what the most popular times are for recreational players to play games in your time zone.

Start with lower stakes games and as you develop your strategy and build up your pot, you can start to cautiously branch out to higher stakes games and eventually play in tournaments.

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Tips for Playing Online Poker Sites

Start by playing just one table

When learning and developing your poker strategy you want to be as focused as possible and avoid making poor errors of judgement. For this reason, less experienced players should stay away from multi-table games at first and start with playing at just one table.

Multi-table games are great once you are more confident in your strategy and need less time to think about how you are going to play your hands.

Consider buying a head’s up display software

Lastly, to level up from a poker beginner to a poker pro, you are going to want to make use of the poker tools available to you. There are many different software and online tools available to you, some for free and others that provide additional paid features.

The poker site itself will have some features, such as the ability to make notes. A head up display software can help you to track all the hands that you and your opponents have played during the game. You may also be able to watch a replay of the last hand to understand what has happened.

Paid software can give you the ability to watch entire games and tournaments back. Pro poker players in training will often study their previous games to review what went well and how they could improve in the future.

Playing online poker is thrilling entertainment and with these tips you can begin to develop yourself into a more advanced player and create your strategy for poker success.

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Essay Editing 101: 10 Rules to Perfect Your Writing

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10 Rules to Perfect Your Writing

Writing essays is the best practice you get during college and university years. Even though many students don’t see its benefit, it helps you in many aspects. When you perfect your writing, you master the art of creating arguments and defending your point of view. Not to mention improving your research, fact-checking, and style skills.

 

No one is born a successful writer: ask anyone in the industry. It takes a lot of patience, editing, revisions, and criticism to become a better version of yourself. You can always start by learning from professional writers and looking at how to write essay for me articles on Google or reading professional literature and books. Yet, the essential part is to start writing and keeping up with it all the time.

Learn from the best 

The key ingredient of mastering writing and editing your essays is to delve into what makes good and bad writing. Read critically acclaimed and less famous authors, journals, scholars, and different types and genres of text. Try to evaluate the style and what makes the pieces good. Be the judge and critic before trying to emulate some bits of it. 

 

Reading is a must for any student and professional to stay sharp. Consider how rules and conventions change and how you can make the most of them in your writing. The same goes for editing. Take notes on the most repeated patterns and how specific genres are formatted. 

Combine a part-time job with mastering your skills

You can combine business with pleasure by working as a part-time or freelance writer. As a result, you are practicing your writing skills and getting additional income. It is quite an unorthodox approach to mastering your writing and editing, but it works perfectly for students who don’t want to waste their time and get experience. As a freelance writer, you get all the soft and hard skills required to land your first job after graduation. 

 

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Always outline your essays

Outlining your papers is essential for preparing any assignment. It is a simple yet powerful technique to overcome blank page syndrome when you start working on your first draft. When you have zero ideas about how to structure your paper or what arguments you want to explore, you are more likely to get stuck with writing.

 

An outline saves the time on writing and effort spent making sense of your initial ideas. Even though editing is all about brushing up on content and structure, you want to work with something with a shape. When editing, you can consult with your outline to quickly evaluate whether you achieved something or had changed the structure midway through. 

Editing vs. proofreading: what’s the difference?

Many people use editing and proofreading interchangeably. These two steps are significant to elevate your essay and improve it, but they have different intentions:

 

  • Proofreading focuses on technical errors such as spelling, grammar, punctuation, and formatting. 
  • Editing aims to fix tone, flow, paragraph structure, and content. 

 

Some of your essays will be completely different pieces of work after editing. Needless to say, it is completely normal. After all, you are creating a better version of your first draft. That is when your outline gives you an upper hand in tracking how you managed to update your paper. 

 

Don’t skip these two steps in revising your first draft. Pay equal attention both to proofreading and editing to polish your essay.

Take a break before editing 

Many people make the common mistake of starting editing right after writing. You need to take some time to get a fresh eye and notice what can be improved. At least an hour’s break to switch from your paper boosts your attention and creates emotional distance. Focus on other tasks and then come back to edit your writing.

Indicate repetition of ideas and words

Editing helps you spot repetitive words and ideas that can reduce your essay quality. Highlight each instance when you have paraphrased the previous idea or repeated the words in the same paragraph. Don’t rush into deleting it right away. Evaluate why you might have trouble introducing a new argument. 

 

Looking for repetitions improves your arguments and essay flow. Don’t overcomplicate your paper with fancy words and heavy sentences. Keep it simple but to the point.

Examine each essay section separately

Reviewing each paragraph as an individual unit can significantly help in editing the essay. It will make it easier to verify that you managed to develop comprehensive arguments backed by sources. 

Language matters

There are several golden rules to improve the tone and flow of your essay:

 

  • Avoid overusing adverbs. 
  • Choose active, not passive voice.
  • Leave filler words out.
  • Keep your grammar clear and simple.

Read your paper out loud 

Reading your essay aloud is an effective technique to explore your essay message. Often, when we write, we do not specifically perceive our writing as something solid. Many students write papers in chunks, which leads to a different tone of voice throughout the essay. It is one of the most effective ways to capture and fix flow and content inconsistencies.

 

You can raise the stakes and ask your friend to be your audience. People often are better at providing feedback on others’ writing and are more attentive to obvious mistakes.

Ask someone to read your essay

If you are too anxious to read out loud to your friends, ask them to skim your paper. Many errors and mistakes are invisible to us because of bias. Others don’t have this author’s perspective and can give genuine feedback and recommendations. Trusting someone to read your essay also helps you to overcome the fear of critique and judgment.

The bottom line

Editing essays is what makes them worthy of getting the highest mark. Don’t feel convinced to keep the first draft because you believe you put too much work into it. Most of the work starts during proofreading and editing, so you are not overworking yourself. Your edited versions will be ten times better when you look at them as a professional writer, not a novice.

 

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What Is Dash Token? History and Future of an Altcoin

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There are hundreds of different cryptocurrencies available to buy and trade on the market. For inexperienced investors, it can be difficult to decide which cryptocurrency to buy. Today we will look for tips on choosing a cryptocurrency and talk about the Dash crypto as a good investment option.

When choosing an investment asset, the following points should be taken into account:

  • The reputation of the project and the past performance of the development team.
  • Coin prices and charts: how have prices changed, and what does it depend on?
  • The underlying technology of the project and its benefits.
  • Real application, partners, clients.
  • Market capitalization and daily trading volume.
  • Supporters, backers, holders (investors).

Analysis of the project should tell you whether it is worth investing in. Now let’s figure out what is a Dash?

Crypto Dash Brief Overview

Dash is a good investment opportunity. The platform enables fast, cheap and efficient payment transfers worldwide using both fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies. The Dash cryptocurrency offers a fast and secure money exchange with low fees. The platform guarantees complete anonymity and decentralization of money transfers. It is a decentralized platform managed by users called master nodes.

The Future of Dash Altcoin

In mid-November 2022, the DASH USDT pair was trading at $33.88. The Dash chart shows that the price has fallen over the past months, probably because of another huge collapse caused by bad news front the FTX exchange. Experts believe the Dash cryptocurrency price will recover and reach $93.7 in 2023. As the market is falling now, you can buy Dash coins at a lower price and hold them for a long time until the market trend changes. You can also trade this coin and make money every day by applying an intraday trading strategy and scalping method.

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