Senioritis: The Truth Behind the Myth

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Kaitlyn McCluskey, Editor-in-Chief

When it comes to the topic of Senioritis, many people say it is not a real thing and that the seniors of the school are just becoming lazy and don’t want to turn in the work.

As the year goes on, it truly does become harder to focus on the subject of school and making homework a priority just doesn’t seem to fit into the schedules of the busy 17 and 18 year olds.

The you get older and as you take on more responsibilities such as working, bills, and maybe even moving out, school is hard to keep at the top of your priorities list.

Take this for example, I am currently working five days. My day starts at about seven in the morning when I get up and I’m at school by nine on one day and by eleven on the opposite days (we have a block schedule here at Lake City). I get out at 2:30 in the afternoon and I have to be at work by 3:30 and then I’m usually not off until 7:15. After that I head home and then have cleaning I have to do. I usually am in bed by 10:30 or 11 so I don’t really have a lot of time to do homework.

In a case like that, and I know many of the other seniors that are around are in similar situations, I don’t really have a whole lot of time for homework.

As the end of the year approaches, it’s becoming harder and harder to focus and get our work done even though we are at the point where it is vital that we make sure everything gets turned in.

What many of us are beginning to wonder is, is there a way to avoid senioritis and is there a set way to beat it is it becomes an issue?

There are  a few ways that this can be avoided. The College Board has provided some ways that can help you from letting this drag you down when you are so close to being done. A couple of really good tips are to find a career path and try to stick to it. One way to fail is to not have a path to follow. The other really good way to avoid this is to keep a calendar of what you have going on and what events you have coming up academic wise or even in your personal life to make sure you find the time to do both.

If you don’t stay on track, there will be nothing helping you to keep a steady pace. You need to find an anchor for yourself and figure out what will help you the most when it comes to keeping yourself on track with what you’re doing.

The end of the year is down to a couple weeks away and we are all working and do our best to stay on track. The Senior Project is around the corner and we will all have to try really hard to keep ourselves on track afterwards. It’ll be difficult but we will all make it work.