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2014 Naija Writers’ Coach Essay Competition (Prizes Worth Over N450,000)

2014 Naija Writers’ Coach Essay Competition (Prizes Worth Over N450,000)

Entries are hereby invited for the 2014 edition of Naija Writers’ Coach Annual Essay Competition. The contest is a national platform for Nigerians to express their opinions on pressing national issues, and advance workable and sustainable solutions to them. Last year, eligibility for the competition was restricted to undergraduates and 117 students from 22 tertiary … Continue reading 2014 Naija Writers’ Coach Essay Competition (Prizes Worth Over N450,000)

Call For Entries: Naija Writers’ Coach Annual Essay Competition, 2013

Call For Entries: Naija Writers’ Coach Annual Essay Competition, 2013

Entries are hereby invited from Nigerian undergraduate students for the 2013 edition of Naija Writers’ Coach Annual Essay Competition. The contest is intended to serve as a national platform for Nigerian students to express their opinions on pressing national issues, and advance workable and sustainable solutions to them. Theme “Does The Nigerian Education System Prepare … Continue reading Call For Entries: Naija Writers’ Coach Annual Essay Competition, 2013

5 Great Ways To Generate Ideas To Write About

You want to write, but you don’t seem to have any idea to write about. And you cannot give what you’ve not got, can you? Certainly no! Now that’s not palatable for you! But wait! What if you could be helped to effortlessly gather ideas to get your creative juice flowing? What if you could … Continue reading 5 Great Ways To Generate Ideas To Write About

How To Craft A Killer Essay Introduction (II)

How To Craft A Killer Essay Introduction (II)

In the first part of this series, I examined how a striking contrast or an important statistics can be used to write a gripping introduction to an essay. While there can be one thousand and one methods of scribbling a compelling opening to your essay entry or article, the ones presented here are tested-and-trusted techniques … Continue reading How To Craft A Killer Essay Introduction (II)

How To Craft A Killer Essay Introduction (I)

How To Craft A Killer Essay Introduction (I)

You have most likely read engaging, page-turning articles before and marvelled at, or be intimidated by, the exceptional genius and language-mastery expertise with which the writer crafted the piece. You might have taken the essayist for a wizard – one whose talent and skills you do not possess and may never develop – but wait … Continue reading How To Craft A Killer Essay Introduction (I)

How To Sidestep ‘Fakism’ in Your Writing

I have used the word ‘fakism’ in this context to mean an absence of genuineness and a lack of originality or unique author’s voice. Linguistically, the word is a bastadized derivative of the English adjective, ‘fake’. Now what exactly are we talking about here? What the heck is ‘fakism’? What is so disgusting and undesirable … Continue reading How To Sidestep ‘Fakism’ in Your Writing