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

How to Choose Your College Classes: A Guide for First-Year Students

It's important to plan out your college classes carefully each semester! Here's a guide for first-year students who may be unfamiliar with what courses they should pick.read more

Learning a Foreign Language: Top Tips for High School and College Students

In our globalized society, it's never a bad idea to learn a new language. These tips could help make your learning experience even better. read more

4 Ways to Combat Test-Taking Anxiety

Test-taking can be super stressful! Here's a few ways to relieve that a bit!read more

The Best Study Snacks and Tips for Healthy Eating in College

With finals stress, a lot of students turn to food for comfort and not always in the best way. Read on to learn how to snack healthily this finals season.read more

Exam Time: Planning a Great Study Routine and Making the Most of Your Time

With exams creeping up, now is the time to get into good study habits. Here are some tips to get a good routine going.read more

5 Ways to Be More Productive in High School

Feel like your productivity needs a boost? Check out these top tips for high schoolers and get ready to step it up!read more

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