Where to buy a cheap handpan for beginners

Being easy to play and still on a budget. Is that what you’re looking for when choosing a handpan in a drum store?  Despite the recent obsession and rising popularity of handpans, they’re still quite rare among musical instruments and generally cost a lot. What do you do if you’re a beginner and just want a handpan to start learning? Are there any cheap handpans that are still good enough to play? There are! Keep reading to learn how to find one!

Who’s who

Let’s just clarify who’s who in the handpan world. The steel drum, steel pan and tongue drum are percussion instruments. They can be mistaken for a handpan drum. However, what usually passes for a handpan is a convex drum with a solid resonating membrane surface. If you’re a beginner, the handpan drum might not be the best choice to start with as it’s harder to learn and much more expensive. A good option to start is a tongue drum, which is really easy to play and at the same time much more affordable.

Tongue drums look and sound pretty similar to handpans except that they have curved resonating tongues on the surface instead of the dimples. Depending on the crafter, they have different sound characteristics and technical specifications. The specifications that need to be reviewed carefully are the size of the drum, the shell thickness, the number of overtones and, of course, the sound. For example, the RAV Vast drum has supporting ribs inside the chamber to produce a more sustained sound. Due to a special steel alloy and a shell that is as thin as the handpan’s, the drum produces a really clear and melodious sound with up to 7 harmonic overtones (compared to an average tongue drum that has 1-2 overtones).

Tongue drums can vary greatly in size starting from the smallest ones (no bigger than a bagel) and to the full-sized professional drums.  If you want to get a good instrument and not just a dust-collecting table centerpiece, opt for the bigger drum. The average standard for a handpan is around 60 cm.

And definitely, the drums vary in price.

The used handpan

You may still have your old uncle Tom’s guitar from his hippy period, where you can just change the strings and the guitar will sound like a new one. However, second-hand is actually not an option in the case of handpans as the instrument is relatively new (mass production started around the mid-2000s). Some used drums can cost even more than new ones. The original Hang was taken out of production. As the drum is hard to obtain, the price has gone through the roof.

You can get a second-hand drum, if you’re really brave enough to buy a pig in a poke. You never know if the drum still has its original amazing musical characteristics or if it’s already got rust inside the chamber. When shopping for a new one, you can be sure that it’s flawless and is perfectly tuned (besides, you get this feeling of a brand-new shiny instrument).

As you can see, buying a new handpan is really worth it.

Is it possible to get a good brand-new drum at a reasonable price?

When shopping for your very first tongue drum, you’re presumably not willing to spend what you would on a Stradivari violin. But if you’ve already fallen in love with enchanting handpan music, you would definitely want to have a good instrument that is able to create this sound.

Is there an option to have both?

The average price of handpans is around $2000. You can find some options for $1600- 1700. Is it still burning your pocket? Then take a look at the tongue drums, which are more affordable.

But don’t shoot yourself in the foot by shopping for cheap drums that are far from what you dream of. Take a look at the RAV Vast, which has a really good price that doesn’t come at the expense of sound quality. This RAV drum combines all the amazing music potential of a handpan (having its own unique sound) while remaining affordable. This instrument will be good for a newbie from the beginning and even after acquiring a high mastery level as it is a full-sized professional musical instrument.

Want to find out more about the drum? Take a look at the reviews of many beginners and professional musicians who got it. You can find out about the RAV Vast, its potential and its musical characteristics at the brand’s official website. A nice bonus – there’s also a great collection of tutorials and additional materials that will help you choose and learn to play the drum of your dreams.

De-stressing in cubicle life: casual online games and activities

Simply put, it is difficult to keep one’s spirits high in office life. There are so many routine things that have to be done, office illnesses that are being kicked around, and a general sense of malaise that permeates every facet of the work day. There are few things that one can do about it during their actual time on the clock, so workers have had to become innovative in their ways to let off some steam and keep the ills of the office as far away as humanely possible. Our favorite activities during the work day (on company-mandated breaks, of course) have to be online activities. Heere are a few of our suggestions.

Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is a venerable mobile application at this point. Online on the Play Store since 2016, Pokemon Go has had a number of changes since it first was released. This means that those that became bored of the application a few years back will be sucked back in through to inclusion of shadow pokemon, Team Rocket grunts, and a trading system that allows indivisduals a free evolution. Of course, there have been a number of different pokemon that have been added to the base game over the course of the last few updates.

Being able to walk around during office hours will combat fatigue, decrease stress, and may ultimately result in making some new friends around the office.

Online Gaming

Our other suggestion this time around concerns mobile gaming. We had downloaded an app previously that allowed us to play some slot machines using funds that were ultimately given to us. While individuals could easily put their own money into the account, it was easy enough to wait overnight and have some funds in the account by the time that our shift started back up in the morning. Making sure you find the right app, especially reading through online casino reviews is absolutely essential. We had a slot application for example that allowed us to bankroll our winnings into nights at a number of well-known casino properties.


Cubicle life is difficult. However, there are a great many activities that one can do during their time on the clock that will ensure that the 9 to 5 grind is a bit less strenuous than it has been. Let us know in the comments what sort of things that you do to ensure that your time logged in to your office computer is a bit less harrowing.

Rise Twain launch video for “Prayers”

Philadelphia- duo Rise Twain released their debut self-titled album last year on InsideOutMusic. The union of Brett William Kull (producer, audio engineer, and member of Echolyn, Grey Eye Glances, and Francis Dunnery’s New Progressives) and J.D. Beck (The Scenic Route, Beck-Fields, author & playwright) bring their collective years of direct and varied experience in writing, performing and recording music together for their impressive first album.

Today, the band have launched their first ever official video for the beautiful ‘Prayers’.

The track-listing is as follows:
1.     Everspring
2.     Golden
3.     The Range
4.     Lit Up
5.     Death of Summer
6.     Oh This Life
7.     Prayers
8.     Falling Skies
9.     Into A Dream
10.  That Is Love
Talking of how the duo came together: “I produced an album for J.D.’s original band, The Scenic Route”, says Kull, describing his first meeting with Beck in 2007. “They were a rocky, progressive kind of band, like a Jeff Buckley kind of thing. I was immediately drawn to his vocals. He’s such a strong singer.” Kull says he and Beck immediately hit it off, what he describes as an “inevitable connection.” Adds Beck, “I just knew I had to work with Brett on a higher level. When I came in to cut the vocals on the Scenic Route album, the way we worked together…some people you just gel with, and then some people you have a barrier with. Brett and I gelled.” They spoke of one day collaborating on their own project, which finally surfaces as Rise Twain. Discussing the album’s musical direction, Beck notes, “There’s not a typical structural theme that we use over and over and over. ‘Organic’ is a word that comes to mind. Seeking openness through simplicity and allowing the complexity of music to exist without the necessity of overly packing it or overly processing it. With that we were able to achieve such a broad spectrum of sound, and a colossal sense of its existence, without having to have a billion guitars and a billion things put over top. There’s some colouring with strings and other embellishments, but it really is something very simple and stripped down, and it’s awesome.” Kull adds, “There’s a lot of complexity in this, but it’s not overt in the least bit. But yet, when you get into it, there’s all this really rich harmonic and dynamic stuff going on.”

J.D. Beck: Piano, lead and backing vocals
Brett William Kull: Guitars, bass, keys, percussion, lead and backing vocals
RISE TWAIN online:

Halsey Declares 2nd Part of Manic Tour

Award-nominated, multi-platinum artist Halsey will launch the North American leg of her world tour on June 2 at White River Amphitheatre in Seattle, WA. Produced by Live Nation, the headline run will include shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (June 10), Forest Hills Stadium in New York (July 15), Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena (July 24) and Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (July 27).

The supporting acts will be CHVRCHES and Omar Apollo (June 2 – July 5) and blackbear and PVRIS (July 12 – August 1).

Fans will have access to a chance at advance tickets during the artist presale, which begins tomorrow, January 9. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 17, at 10:00 AM local time. Visit www.ManicWorldTour.com for more information. All tickets for the North American headline dates will include a CD copy of Halsey’s third studio album, Manic, set for January 17 release on Capitol Records.

Since 2015, Halsey has amassed over 25 billion streams worldwide and sold more than 11 million adjusted albums globally. She has played sold out dates on five continents (including New York City’s Madison Square Garden), been nominated for a GRAMMY® and appeared on a wide variety of magazine covers, including Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, NYLON, Forbes, Playboy and Billboard. Her 2015 debut album, BADLANDS, was certified Platinum by the RIAA within one year of its release. Halsey claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 with 2017’s Platinum-certified hopeless fountain kingdom, which contained such hits as the 2x Platinum “Now or Never” and the 4x Platinum “Bad at Love.”

The success of the 6x Platinum “Without Me” has made Halsey the first and only female artist to have at least three songs chart on the Billboard Hot 100 for 50 weeks each. Rounding out the trio of songs are the 4x Platinum “Eastside,” her collaboration with Benny Blanco and Khalid, and The Chainsmokers’ 11x Platinum “Closer,” which she featured on. “Without Me,” which took Favorite Song, Pop/Rock honors at the American Music Awards, spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in early 2019, marking her first solo single to reach the top spot. It now ranks as the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit by a female artist of this century. She is the first artist to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously on Billboard’s Hot 100 Pop Songs radio airplay chart. In March 2019, Halsey became the first artist in history to replace herself at No. 1 twice on the U.S. Pop Songs Airplay chart when “Without Me” returned to No. 1, bumping “Eastside” from the top spot. “Without Me” was the most-played song of 2019 at U.S. radio. She featured on BTS’ Platinum hit, “Boy With Luv,” and, more recently, alongside Future on “Die for Me,” a track from Post Malone’s new album.

Halsey continues to push creative boundaries, expanding her influence and impact beyond music. After making her film debut in the animated 2018 summer movie Teen Titans GO! as the voice of Wonder Woman, she was seen in A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. She continues to use her voice to speak up for causes she passionately believes in, including disenfranchised youth, women’s rights, mental health and the LGBTQ community. GLAAD honored her in 2018 as “Outstanding Music Artist.” In 2019, she has won an AMA, the Hal David Starlight Award, presented by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a VMA and two Teen Choice Awards.

Halsey – Manic World Tour – North American Leg

6/2 | Seattle, WA | White River Amphitheatre
6/4 | Portland, OR | Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
6/6 | Mountain View, CA | Shoreline Amphitheatre
6/7 | Sacramento, CA | Golden 1 Center
6/10 | Los Angeles, CA | Hollywood Bowl
6/13 | Phoenix, AZ | Ak-Chin Pavilion
6/15 | Dallas, TX | Dos Equis Pavilion
6/16 | Houston, TX | The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
6/18 | Charlotte, NC | PNC Music Pavilion
6/21 | Cleveland, OH | Blossom Music Center
6/24 | Atlanta, GA | Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
6/26 | Detroit, MI | DTE Energy Music Theatre
6/27 | Chicago, IL | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
6/30 | St. Paul, MN | Xcel Energy Center
7/1 | Kansas City, MO | Sprint Center
7/3 | Milwaukee, WI | Milwaukee Summerfest
7/5 | Boston, MA | Xfinity Center
7/12 | Toronto, ON | Budweiser Stage
7/15 | Forest Hills, NY | Forest Hills Stadium
7/18 | Holmdel, NJ | PNC Bank Arts Center
7/19 | Columbia, MD | Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/22 | Tampa, FL | MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/24 | Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena
7/25 | St. Louis, MO | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/27 | Morrison, CO | Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/30 | Salt Lake City, UT | USANA Amphitheatre
8/1 | Irvine, CA | FivePoint Amphitheatre



How Short Term Loans For Bad Credit work?

Whether you live paycheck to paycheck or have a flourishing business, cash issues may crop up any time. And clearly, only hard cash can resolve these issues. The best approach would be to seek a short-term loan if the requirement is immediate but you don’t want to build a long-term liability. Though it is easy to get such a loan (particularly if you apply online), bad credit can be a problem. Lenders usually consider your credit score as one of the basics while deciding if they would be willing to lend you money.

Still, this does not mean that you should lose heart if you have a poor credit score because you can still get a loan. In fact, you can easily get short term loans for bad credit from Personal Money Network if you take the right approach. First things first, you need to know how short term loans actually work if the borrower has a low credit score. Once you have your facts clear, you will know where to apply and how to apply to maximize your chances of approval. Here are some key facts that you need to know before applying for one.

Apply online to get short term loans for bad credit

Although you may contact a local lender for a short term loan despite a poor credit score, finding one who would provide you one may be a tough job. The best place to apply is online because chances are that you will get approval easily. The fact that these sites have a solid network of lenders improves the probability of approval because any of these may agree to provide you a short term loan irrespective of your credit score. Here are some additional benefits of applying online.

  • The process is short, simple and convenient as you just have to fill a few details in a small form on the website and submit it for approval. If a lender is convinced about your repayment capacity, you will probably get an approval in a few minutes.
  • Once approved, the money will come into your account within one or two working days. This is something great if you need money immediately and cannot delay the expenses on hand.
  • The documentation requirements with online short term loans are minimal, which cuts down the hassles of the loan process. You will not have to run from pillar to post for collecting the documents as it happens with banks and private lenders.
  • A reputed website will not charge an exorbitant rate of interest on short term loans for bad credit, which is likely to happen if you fall prey to an unscrupulous lender. When you are in dire need, you may easily become a victim of a scam but not if you borrow from a legitimate lender.

Lenders will consider other factors

Even though you may easily get an online loan for bad credit, there are some things that the lender would still consider before approval. Primarily, there are some facts that they would want to know to ensure that their money is not at risk. After all, you cannot expect them to part with their money unless they are convinced about your repayment capacity. A stable employment history and a healthy checking account are the factors they would consider. Also, they would want to get the basic details such as your address, phone number, and email id. Once they are sure that you have resources to pay back, they will be willing to provide short-term loans even for bad credit.

Understand the concept of no-credit-check loan

The concept of a no-credit loan is something that you may have heard about. But you should understand that no lender would provide a loan without a credit check. As a lender, it makes complete sense to give money only to someone who will pay it back within the time span agreed for the loan repayment. The only fact that may work in your favor in case of a no-credit-check loan is that lenders verify factors such as your employment and paycheck instead of your credit score while determining your eligibility. Therefore, you have a good chance of getting a short-term loan despite poor credit history.

Discuss the repayment terms

Once you get an approval for a short term loan with bad credit, you need to discuss the repayment terms with the lender. Obviously, you will have to repay it within a small span of time because it is a short term loan. Whether the repayment is to be done in one shot with your next paycheck or in small installments over a few weeks or months is a matter of mutual agreement. This is something that you should clearly discuss and decide as a part of the loan agreement. Whichever way it works, ensure that you repay like a responsible borrower. Also, borrow only for essential requirements and as much as you require because you would not want to make your bad credit score even worse.

Leverage the loan for improving your credit score

The best thing about getting an approval for a short-term loan even with bad credit is that you can actually use it as an instrument for fortifying your credit score. Just ensure that you repay the loan (or installments, as the case may be) at the due date and you will actually improve your credit score. Moreover, you can get a loan online with minimal hassles, which makes these loans an ideal strategy for credit building in the long run. So you get a dual benefit, firstly, in the form of funds that you require for your immediate cash needs, and secondly, the opportunity for repairing your credit score.

A poor credit score definitely harms your financial repute but it may not be as bad as you think. You may still get a loan for emergencies if you apply for the right kind of loan at the right place. Short term loans online make an ideal option because you can get them fast. Moreover, you do not end up creating a long-term liability.

Skincare Mistakes to Avoid

Your skin needs the best in order to reveal its best. That means healthy eating habits, lots of water, and the use of quality skincare products. You might add the check mark to all of these items and still make a few mistakes you are not even aware of. 

Skincare-related blunders are not uncommon and taking a wrong step now and then might not cause health problems yet repetitive mistakes might do so. Here are several things you should avoid when it comes to taking care of your skin.  Take particular care of the skin inside your ears, if you’d rather not clean your years yourself try ear wax removal in London.  

Using inappropriate skincare

Hasn’t it happened to you to go to a beauty care store and pick a product just because it looked nice and its effects sounded great although not necessarily appropriate for your skin type? This is one of the greatest mistakes as far as taking care of your skin is regarded. 

If you don’t know your skin type, it is best to see your dermatologist to find out more about that as well as about the skincare products that are best suited for your needs. Dry skin requires extra moisture. Get products that were formulated with dry skin in mind and apply them to oily skin and you can imagine the outcome. 

Just like when you go fishing and you need the right gear and accessories like some of the ones found here, it’s the same when it comes to your skincare collection. You need the right products for satisfying results. Therefore, stick to your dermatologist’s recommendation even if it is tempting to try the many products available these days. 

Cleansing too often or using too much product

Many of us tend to think that cleansing more reduces the likelihood of having acne yet that can only make things worse actually. By cleansing too often, the top layer of oil that is found on the skin may be damaged, which can further cause the release of more oil. More oil might lead to blackheads and clogged pores. 

Another common mistake when it comes to skincare routines is the application of too much product. Again, we tend to think that when applying more product, we enjoy better hydration but that’s not the case. For example, face creams and hand lotions should be applied in pea-sized amounts. Whatever is extra is actually a waste of money. 

Wearing makeup when sleeping

It happened at least once to all those wearing makeup. There must have been a party night that depleted your energy and thus made you go to bed straight away when you got home. It might not be dangerous if it happens only once in a blue moon but sleeping with makeup on regularly might lead to serious eye health problems. 

What makes makeup a no-no when sleeping is the fact that it can easily get inside your eyes and from there to eyelid dermatitis or conjunctivitis is just a small step. The thinnest skin in the body is found in the eyelid area, which means that it can easily get inflamed. If you’re simply too tired to do that, you might want to use a wipe to remove the makeup. 

Applying skincare products just right before bed

Yes, there are several skincare rules before you go to bed and, besides removing the makeup, cleansing and hydrating your skin, you must also pay attention to when you do that. Taking these steps right before you go to bed is not recommended since the skin won’t have enough time to absorb the product properly and thus it may end up on your pillow. 

This means that your skin won’t get the hydration it needs and you will also waste much of the product you’ve used. 

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood: Chances at 2020 Oscars

While a mainstay in the “Best Original Screenplay” category, Quentin Tarantino has yet to win an Oscar for “Best Director” or “Best Picture” in his career. Could this year finally be his chance? Oddsmakers seem to think so in early predictions.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is currently the favorite to win the big Oscar at the 2020 award ceremony. And while a lot of the Oscar bait is typically released later in the year, this begs the question: Could this finally be his year?

The much proclaimed “love letter to Hollywood” certainly has its charm along with heaping amounts of technical skill. This is Tarantino’s most mature film, with a much more casual flow of dialogue littered throughout. Not everything is as grandiose or blatant with many scenes coming off as a bit trivial or even monotonous at times. But Tarantino always has a plan and even when the dialogue slows or comes to a stop (during many moments of Brad Pitt simply driving through the Hollywood Hills) we’re still enamored by the sheer wonder of the landscape. Tarantino plays with sunlight and the California nature to really bring out the beauty  of the time and place. This is a film which will make you smirk and you won’t even know why. It’s something of a feel-good hangout movie for the first few hours. Think “Dazed and Confused” but with a Tarantino twist.

The acting is superb with Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio acting as co-leads. You love them on screen together but never feel weary when they go on their own individual adventures. They both shine and their friendship is truly the glue which drives the plot. Will they get Oscar nods? Hard to say, as roles that are driven by comedy typically don’t get much love from the Academy. But they both bust out the acting chops without the over-the-top dramatic scene. They are not pushing for an Oscar in their roles and with that sense of freedom the performances pop off the screen.

All in all, the movie will satisfy and delight the Tarantino fans of the world. The typical snappy dialogue, pop-culture references and wicked violent acts are apparent but with a more laid-back, hands off approach. Odds are, it will be pushed out of the spotlight as the big name Oscar-bait movies come out in winter but don’t let that stop you from seeing a great film in the Quentin Tarantino filmography. If you walk out with a smile on your face does a Best Picture Oscar really matter?

The Best Tactics to Write a Descriptive Essay for College

Before writing an essay, it is crucial that you know what type of essay it is and the purpose it seeks to serve. This will help you know and understand what to incorporate in your article and how to make it as interesting and fascinating as possible. A descriptive essay ought to build a vivid picture of your topic in the mind of the audience. Some students confuse a descriptive essay with a narrative essay. A narrative essay reveals or discloses the significance of something through a personal story whereas a descriptive essay divulges the gist or importance of a subject through sensory observation. It employs the language power and human senses to bring life into a subject.

To ensure you do a great job when writing your descriptive essay, you need to make the audience believe that they have met you, visited a certain place, or held a particular object. Additionally, they need to have a deep appreciation and feel an emotional connection to the significance of your subject. As a student, you know that writing an essay is a lot of work. Not only do you need to dedicate all your time, effort, and focus to produce a good paper but also meet the essay writing quality standards. But, you do not need to worry about anything. You can seek professional writing help from custom essay writing services. They can provide you with descriptive essay examples you can use to improve your writing skills. Also, below are some tips you can use to learn how to start an essay about yourself.

Choose a topic and create a statement

A descriptive essay focuses on a person, location, event, or item. When writing your article, it is vital that you communicate your idea about that topic in your description of it. So, before you begin writing your essay, select a topic you can write about. There are numerous descriptive essay topics you can pick from. Brainstorm your ideas and select a particular one. After choosing a topic, create your thesis statement. Your thesis statement is the single ideal which will be prominent throughout your article. It sets out the purpose of your paper as well as regulating how you convey information in the article.

If you have time, you can try to earn money

Article writing, as you know requires a lot of time to produce a perfect essay. And, if you have good paper writing skills, you can use this opportunity to earn some money. Many students do not know how to go about their academic writing tasks. Hence, you can take this chance and help them out and earn some money. If you have time, visit the website of professional and reliable writing firms such as essaywritingservice.ca and let them help you get some writing tasks to work on.

Write a strong introduction

The first step to learning how to start off an essay is by writing a strong introduction. The introduction of your essay is the first descriptive paragraph of your paper. It ought to position the scene and introduce the audience to the subject. Use a list of sensual details to describe your subject. Have a strong introduction which captures the attention of the audience. Then, conclude it with your thesis statement. The audience needs to develop an interest in reading the rest of your paper and they can only do so if your paper has a catchy opening.

Manage your time effectively

When handing out academic writing tasks, professors and academic instructors often give a deadline. Some assignments have short deadlines whereas others have long ones. When working on our writing task, you need to ensure that you manage your time in an effective manner. Do not devote a lot of time conducting research, brainstorming ideas, or writing the paper. You need to ensure that you partition your time so that each stage or step of the writing process gets to have enough time. Also, before working on your descriptive essay assignment, ensure that you have enough time to work on it. Do not postpone it until last minute so that you start rushing. This will hinder you from writing the perfect essay as your focus will be on completing the assignment so that you do not endure the consequences of late submissions. So, ensure you have enough time to work on your descriptive essay assignment. If you have too many assignments to work on, pay for essay writing help and let the professional writers from writing services help you out.

Describe the topic with vivid adjectives

The topic of your descriptive essay ought to bring out some emotions in the audience. They need to be able to relate with you as you try to communicate something. Describing the topic of your essay with vivid adjectives can help express emotions. Also, you need to be as precise as you can. Do not go for broad adjectives as they will make your essay less interesting. Instead, select adjectives which will paint a vivid image in the mind of the readers. Additionally, you can use adjectives which connect to their senses

Use metaphors and similes

Metaphors are phrases you use to compare one object or item to another. Incorporating them in your article will help show the audience what you think about the topic instead of telling them how you feel. Also, you can incorporate similes in your essay. The readers will find it easy to connect with your essay through these metaphors and similes. Additionally, they will help make your paper more interesting.

Write the conclusion and review your essay

The final stages of the descriptive writing process are writing the conclusion and reviewing the paper. While writing your conclusion, ensure you provide the readers with a brief summary of your essay. Additionally, remember to restate your thesis statement and the key points. After you are through with writing the conclusion, rest a bit then start reviewing your essay. There are some mistakes you will come across. Ensure you correct all of them. Also, check if your essay has a smooth and systematic flow and that it has a logical essay structure.

In conclusion, writing a descriptive essay is similar to writing any other type of essay. You need to identify what type of essay it is and the purpose it seeks to serve. A descriptive essay strives to convey the significance of a subject to the readers through sensory observations. When writing your descriptive essay, you need to ensure that the audience can connect to it with ease and that your paper expresses emotions. Above are some tips you can use to learn how to begin an essay.

How to Write a Winning Scholarship for College

You have spent countless hours finding the ideal scholarship for you. You have searched the World Wide Web. You have spoken to your counselors and have contacted private scholarship organizations. You have a list of awards that show your talents and skills. Now, it is time for you to win the money.

To win the money, you have to fill out various applications, and you must write a scholarship essay. Like your college essay, your scholarship essay determines your chances of getting that scholarship.

This post highlights the steps you need to follow to ensure that your essay stands out from the rest.  Read on to discover how to write a scholarship essay that will get you that much-desired scholarship.

1. Re-adjust and Recycle Your Scholarship Essays

Do not waste hours, days, or weeks writing a different essay for each scholarship competition you enter. There is a vast array of scholarships out there, and essay prompts often overlap. With some re-adjusting, one scholarship essay can work for different essays with similar topics. So, re-use as much you can.

Combining essay topics will not only save you time, but it will result in a better essay. Whether you are writing essay scholarships about:

  • Why you deserve a scholarship
  • An essay about yourself, or
  • A creative writing scholarship,

All you need to do is write a stellar college essay and recycle it when writing different scholarship essays with prompts that overlap.

2. Manage Your Writing Time

“My Essay is not due for another five weeks, why should I start writing it now?” If this sounds like a thought that has crossed your mind, you are in great trouble. Do not be a last-minute kind of person. Start the writing process early because when you procrastinate, you may end up producing a substandard essay.

If you do not have the time to sit down and compose a scholarship essay, do not fret. You can seek help from a LinkedIn profile writing service. Doing so will give you the chance to work with a professional writer who is adept in writing scholarship essays. Your writer will write you an essay that highlights your skills and demonstrates how you will be an asset to the university.

To manage your writing time, you can use the below essay writing timeline:

  • Week One – Brainstorm
  • Week Two – Outline and Write
  • Week Three – Proofread and Edit

3. Follow the Essay Instructions

If you are wondering how to begin an essay, you must begin by reading and understanding the instructions. You may write an essay scholarship that is equivalent to Shakespeare’s Hamlet. But, if you did not follow the essay instructions, you are not getting that scholarship. The format matters a lot.

Here is what we recommend – do not read the instructions once – read them twice or three times. Write them down on a notepad and highlight important parts of the instruction.

Not winning a scholarship because your scholarship letter did not follow instructions is a bummer. Read and follow instructions to avoid this.

If the format is not specified, you can use the standard scholarship essay format which is:

  • Times New Roman,
  • One-Inch Margins,
  • Double-Space,
  • 12-Point Font, and
  •  Write two to three pages.

4. You Can Always Get Help from Professionals

If you are not well-versed when it comes to writing scholarship essays, you can seek help from professionals. All you have to say is “WriteMyEssayForMe,” and you will get help from a pro writer.

A professional scholarship essay writer is not a freelancer who is handling this type of task for the first time.  Professional scholarship essay writers write successful scholarships throughout the year, so they know what they are doing. 

Moreover, professional writers consider the essay instructions for each topic. They then write a relevant essay that exhibits your personality and meets the requirements. In this way, they boost your chances of getting that scholarship.

5. Stay Focused on the Scholarship Essay Topic

Judges are assessing thousands of scholarships essays. They do not have the time to read side notes about your pet tortoise Duncan (unless Duncan will help illustrate your main point).

If the prompt asks you to talk about yourself, do that. Scholarship essays are a reflection of the person behind the pen. You want your reader to feel your passion through your words. If you go off-topic and start writing about irrelevant things, you will lose the interest of your teacher.

Do not treat your essay as a sales pitch. You must be genuine about what you say, and this will only happen when you stay on topic.

6. Answer the Underlying Question

If you do not know how to start off an essay, you need to start by answering the underlying question. Has someone ever asked you a question but you felt like behind that question there was an underlying question? Your dad may ask you something like, “How long have you known your friend Tom? Tell me about him?” But, what he was asking was, “How long have you known your tattoo laden, bike riding, hair dyed friend, and do you think you should be spending time with him?”

In like manner, essay questions serve as a platform for you to answer the underlying question. Reading the question and then answering the underlying question. For example, a scholarship organization may ask “Why is psychology your ideal field of study?” But the underlying question is “Why is psychology your ideal field of study, and why should we give you this scholarship?” 

7. Check Your Essay for Spelling Mistakes

Have you ever typed a word into your phone and your phone auto-corrected it into something you did not mean to say? This is the same with your computer. Do not rely on the built-in spell check to fish out spelling errors in your essay. Use Grammarly to correct your spelling mistakes. 

You can ask someone else to help you edit your essay. At times, you may be too invested in your writing and fail to realize that you have made grammatical errors. Having a fresh pair of eyes go through your essay will help you catch all the errors that can take away from an otherwise perfect essay.

8. Avoid Redundant Conclusions

Do not reiterate your thesis and call it a conclusion. This is a dull way to end your essay. Instead, keep your conclusion interesting and leave a positive impression on your reader. Your conclusion should explain why your essay matters.

Do not introduce new ideas in your conclusion. Your reader will not appreciate this. Use your conclusion to restate your thesis, sum up your main point, and leave a final positive impression on your reader.

If you do not know how to conclude your essay, you can learn. You can take a look at scholarship essay examples and see how other students went about composing their essays.

Final Thoughts

We hope that you now know how to write a winning scholarship essay for college. These tips will help you write essays that can impress even the strictest judges. You can put them into practice by entering a scholarship contest. Good luck!

Travel to India and Play Free Backgammon for a Full Experience

India has always been a place of interest and intrigue for many people from all over the world. It’s exotic, majestic, interesting, attractive, inviting and beautiful, and yet it’s mysterious and secretive as no one can really know what to expect if they’ve never been there before. 

That’s probably the reason why they feel drawn to traveling to India, as the promise of a full experience is simply too hard to ignore. 

Well, if you ever gave it a thought or two to travel to India, let us prepare you for what to expect, what to do to prepare yourself and have an absolutely splendid time there.

Why is India a popular travel location?

There are so many answers to this simple question that it would take too much time to include them all, so we’ll stick to the essentials here. India is a popular travel and tourist location for many reasons, such as:

  • It’s very cheap – India offers the best price competitiveness in the world, and it’s possible to rent luxurious accommodations at the most reasonable and affordable prices
  • India is affordable to move around – you can easily travel across the entire country by train for more than affordable prices.
  • Food is cost-efficient too – India offers some of the most affordable food in the world, and this country is known for its delicious, high-quality dishes that will make your senses explode.
  • The cuisine in India is unlike anywhere in the world – be prepared to be blown away by a huge offer of most diverse regional dishes
  • There’s Taj Mahal – India hides the most famous and breathtakingly beautiful building in the world, Taj Mahal.
  • Delhi will steal your heart – this pulsating mega-polis offers so many wonders that you’ll never expect to see here, so brace yourself
  • The wildlife – If there’s something that India is known for, it’s the incredible, mind-blowing and stunningly diverse wildlife. Most people come here for this alone.
  • Indian art – India was a bastion of creativity throughout history, so if you’re into art, you’ll love India.

There are many more good reasons to visit India, but these few are already quite enough.

How does Backgammon fit in?

Believe it or not, India isn’t only about traveling, wildlife and everything mentioned, it’s also about playing Backgammon. In fact, India has one of the largest Backgammon communities in the world, and people from every part of the world love to play this number one free online game. 

If you’re into online gambling, feeling the sudden rush of excitement and feeling adventurous to take on challengers from different corners of our beautiful planet, playing Backgammon in India is probably the most adventurous and exciting thing to do. When in India, pay a visit to come2play.com for free backgammon online.

Are there any special events?

India is also a place where people come for rich wellness programs. Traveling should be all about the experience, and nothing screams experience better than the most amazing and exotic wellness vacations. To find the most exciting and suitable wellness experience in India, you can pay a visit to Zing Events. 

You can find the best festivals, retreats, weekend activities and more. Zing Events is your guide that will lead you while traveling India, so pay a visit to their website, Zing Events, for wellness vacations in this part of the world.

What do I need to do when I land?

Now, the most important thing to do before you come to India is buying a prepaid Indian SIM card online. The best thing about this purchase is that you can pick it up at the airport once you land. 

No waiting in line, no bureaucracy, just plain executives so that you can leave all your worries behind and travel carefree. Enjoy unlimited local calls, gigabytes of data, unlimited incoming international calls, cheap tariffs and more with Sim Raj, the most reliable Indian sim card in the country.

Is the food any good?

India is a country with the most delicious food in the world. First of all, Indian cuisine is one of the most interesting and diverse cuisines you can taste. While there’s no official, typical Indian dish, their food is really something else. 

The biggest favorites are tandoori butter naan, malai kofta, rogan josh, and chicken tikka masala but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Just go with the flow and try everything you can get your hands on.

An amazing oriental experience!

All in all, India is everything but a typical travel location. It’s a slice of paradise on earth with turquoise waters, golden sand, swaying palms, friendly people, most amazing natural landscapes, wildlife and everything else that nature, untouched by human hand, has to offer. 

By the way, if you fancy a cup of tea while playing your Backgammon online, it’s good to know that India has the best selection of teas on the planet.