Senioritis

Senioritis

Senioritis: The Death of Your Life Ambition

Senioritis. It’s an evil evil phenomenon that plagues most students when they approach their senior year. I hate to admit it, but I am currently struggling with it myself. For me, it seems like I have worked so hard for so long, and now that the end is in sight, I just want to take it easy. I’m out of steam and have trouble caring about the things I used to find so important, like graduating with a certain GPA or entering my field in a certain position.

So when I saw this cartoon, it really hit home because it’s so true!

What Happened? via phdcomics.com

What Happened? via phdcomics.com

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Seniors Should Stay Focused on Studies Pre-Graduation

senioritisI was looking at my calendar today, trying to figure out a study schedule for my IB tests and realized, for the Senior class of 2009, there is exactly one month of school left until our last day. I cannot believe that my high school career will be over in only a month. During freshman year, it seemed like four years was such a long time, but looking back I realize those four years flew by in one big blur and have seemed to slow down in the last couple of weeks.

Realizing that there is only a month left, also makes me realize how much more there is to finish not only in the month, but within the next couple of weeks because of IB testing. In two weeks, I will be sitting down to take IB HL World Literature Exam, which will kick start the long month ahead for all IB kids. Read the rest of this entry »



Senioritis in the Classroom

Teachers at my school, and more specifically my individual teachers, have really begun to notice senioritis and the effects it is having on their students. Of course, these teachers begin to worry about their students and want to keep them engaged in their classes. But can teachers really help to cure senioritis before it takes ahold of the student completely?

In my psychology class, my teacher has decided to have us teach the class. Right now we are going over the Biological perspective of Psychology and since we have gone over it before (last year in my SL class), this particular teacher decided we will each get a certain part to teach and we will be required to teach the information to our students. Read the rest of this entry »



Senioritis Lingers as Holiday Break Ends

senioritisToday was the last day of break and I must be honest, I’m not ready to return to school and my routine I have during the week. Break has allowed me to go to sleep and wake whenever I want, do whatever I want, and be with friends and family constantly. Now school begins in less than 12 hours and I’m torn between returning and not leaving my break.

The hardest thing during second semester, that almost all seniors deal with, is senioritis. While many of us may have felt it once or twice, I can tell it’s starting to grow and I know it will be much harder to go through my second semester. While I know I’ll be dealing with senioritis, I also realize I cannot allow for it to get the best of me. Read the rest of this entry »



Facing An Early Dose of Senioritis

I’ve been back to school now for a week and a half and already it seems the teachers enjoy piling on the homework! Not only do I have homework to manage, but golf and other outside (yet school related) projects that need to be finished! Here’s where my time management skills pay off right? Well there is also something that most seniors deal with at some point in their final year of high school and I don’t think time management skills can really help with this ‘disease’.senioritis

I’m sure for those who know how I feel (and by the title of my blog!) have already labeled this so-called ‘disease’: Senioritis. Symptoms include: not wanting to do school work, avoiding homework, and overall procrastinating more so than usual. I know this is something I shouldn’t have to face until my second semester, but it’s already starting to nip at my heels. Of course, first semester is much easier to deal with. You must keep your grades up, you must apply to your schools, there are so many things you must accomplish first semester that you don’t have time to let senioritis sink in and really effect you. It’s second semester most students struggle with.

The biggest problem a lot of seniors see is their grades slipping second semester. They assume that once they are accepted to a school, they have it made. Well keep in mind that your college will not only want a midyear report, but also a final report. The final report shows your second semester grades because the college wants to be sure you are still the same hardworking person that applied. Colleges have been known for revoking scholarships from students because they didn’t manage to keep their GPAs up to par with what the scholarship requires. Keep in mind then second semester than you aren’t totally set in stone going to a college with a set amount of money, things can easily change!

So the next time I decide to blow off a psych assignment or put off a calc assignment, I’ll be sure to recheck myself and make myself do the work. I hope all of you that face the same problems do the same! Don’t let senioritis cause too many problems!





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