Shivani Ekkanath

Shivani Ekkanath

As a person applying to college this year, I want to chronicle this crazy and unpredictable yet rewarding and fascinating journey so that the experience feels less daunting. I am currently preparing to study political science for my undergraduate degree, along with trying my best to win a battle with the pressures of the IB diploma. I am a lover of music, debating, reading about current affairs, dancing, baking (not too well), and writing. I am also an an aspiring journalist and hope to attend Columbia University one day and work for The New York Times or Wall Street Journal!

Articles

Top College Search Tips for Students With Learning Disabilities

The right opportunity can go a long way for students with learning disabilities. Here are some tips to start a strong college search.read more

6 Tips for Dealing With a Bad Grade

Getting a bad grade can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be the end of the world! Follow these tips to get back on your feet.read more

How to Work on Your Academic Weaknesses in High School

Everyone has that one subject in high school they just don't like very much. Here's how to deal with yours.read more

What to Do While You're Waiting for Admission Decisions

Impatiently waiting on admission decisions? Here's what to do to keep calm during this stressful time.read more

Top Stress-Busting Study Tips for High School Exams

Almost everyone gets stressed, especially when it comes to taking tests. Here are some ways to reduce test-taking and study stressors.read more

Top 5 Time Management Tips for High School Students

High school is hectic with homework, college apps, and extracurricular activities. Keep on top of everything with these time management tips.read more

Top Writing Tips for Every Situation Ever

From exams to research papers to application essays, you spend most of senior year writing. Here are a few ways to get even better at it.read more

Tackling Stress: 7 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health

High school is stressful! Here's how to keep your mental health in check for senior year or anytime during your college search.read more

Top Back-to-School Tips for High School Seniors

Going back to school after summer can be a Herculean task. These tips can help high school seniors get back to the grind and prepare for a productive year ahead.read more

College Search Websites and Resources Students Should Know About

These websites are great resources for students during the college search (when you're done browsing CollegeXpress, of course!)read more