Exhaustion, procrastination may be symptoms to senioritis

There’s a disease that takes over college and even high school seniors every year. It’s not proven to be deadly. In some instances it’s not even harmful – but, see, the trouble is that it can be. What is it, you ask? Senioritis. Senioritis is defined as a decreased motivation toward studies displayed by students who are nearing the end of their college careers. Some of the symptoms are slowness, procrastination, lethargy regarding schoolwork and a tendency to participate in truancy. This semester I am taking 18 credit hours, including three classes I physically attend and three others that are independent studies. Of the four symptoms I have mentioned, I suffer from procrastination and lethargy. Yet I still need to maintain my 3.3 grade point average and finish everything I need to get done. I find that it’s easier to do the work that requires immediate attention, as opposed to the independent work, which can be done over a longer period of time. Though seniors in both high school and college experience senioritis, the difference is substantial. Seniors in high school typically are accepted into the colleges and universities of their choice and know they will be moving on to the new world of college life. College seniors differ greatly. They have much more to consider than prom and graduation. College seniors will soon be on their own, forced to contemplate which graduate school they will attend or which city they will live in for the foreseeable future. The advice I give to other students is this: you are still in school, you still have obligations, and you are not yet finished. As quickly as you are offered your dream job, it may be taken away, so your grades count till the very end! Senioritis is overrated; please don’t listen to the hype. Sometimes you can’t help catching it; in fact, it can be quite contagious. Party, but remember your responsibilities. Remember that you are an adult, and while your parents may support you in all your endeavors, the responsibility ultimately lies within you. While you have almost completed the last chapter of this book, you still have volumes that lie unwritten.