The last semester of senior year can be the hardest of a student's career. As the semester winds down the pressure of graduation begins to set in, and so do the symptoms of senioritis. Although many students believe senioritis is a myth, the truth is senioritis is an illness that can get a hold of even the best students. Typically, senioritis isn't fatal if it is managed and treated properly, but if it goes untreated it can result in a major decline in the GPA.
Common symptoms of senioritis include: laziness, playing hooky from school, the uncontrollable urge to procrastinate, frequent naps and an overall distracted feeling when it comes to work of any kind. As a college senior, I have had a senioritis symptom or two, and I have many friends who have been affected by senioritis. If you feel these symptoms taking over, don't worry it isn't too late, because Snagajob has a few treatments guaranteed to fight off those senioritis symptoms and get you back on track.
Use the buddy system -- Buddy up with a fellow senior who needs focusing and get those assignments, job applications and graduation forms finished together. If you tackle all of that boring stuff with a buddy it can actually be kind of fun.
Stay organized -- Before you know it graduation day will be tomorrow, and if you're not organized you can miss out on important deadlines and due dates. Keeping a planner with a set schedule can really help keep you from slacking off. I find that having a well-organized planner can make all the difference. It helps me hold myself more accountable for my actions and not to mention the gratifying feeling I get when I check something off of my to-do list.
Plan for the future -- Although sometimes school may feel like it will never end, the end will be here sooner than you think. Senioritis has a tendency to infect students when they're close to the finish line. Be sure to visit your school's career center and meet with a career advisor. They can help you figure out your options and motivate you to keep moving forward.
Make it count -- It's your last year of school so you've got to kick the sickness and make it count. Don't be afraid to break up your rigorous routine and explore new things. Take a chance and step out of your comfort zone and try something different because you don't have many chances to be a senior. So take that class you've always wanted to or join the pancake eating club. Whatever you decide to do, just make sure you get out of bed before three in the afternoon and take advantage of your opportunities before they are gone!
Find a balance -- It is most important that you find a good balance between work and fun. Staying on track and beating senioritis doesn't have to be all work and no play. It's important to have fun and reward yourself for all of your hard work.
Just follow these treatments we have prescribed to you and before you know it your senioritis symptoms will be gone and you'll be walking across the graduation stage.