How to Fight Senioritis


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Eva Dennis, Staff Writer

The second semester has started, and seniors are getting antsy. 

“I’m tired,” Violet Horton (12) explains with a sigh. 

“I already got into college, so it feels like I shouldn’t have to try anymore,” Dean Larson (12) states.

Senioritis has lied dormant in these students for years, and persistence is the only known cure.  Defined by Oxford as “a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance”, it tends to become highly contagious around this time of the year.  Here are some tips to keep your motivation unhalted on the days toward graduation. 

  • Get Your Friends In On It Too

It’s hard to be productive when your friends aren’t doing the same. In theory, if your friends were encouraging you to get your work done and study for that test, you would be more likely to! 

  • Make a Plan of Action and Stay Organized

Get a planner and mark your To-Do list off as you go. Strategize which assignments you’re going to do. Get the worst over with. You will find that when the seemingly infinite list of assignments is completed, a weight will be lifted from your shoulders.

  • Be Optimistic and Realistic

Do not set unachievable goals, be realistic with yourself and your capabilities. Try not to expect more than you’re capable of achieving, nor should you set your standards too low just to make things easy on yourself. Be real!