The Situation on Senioritis

The Situation on Senioritis

Most high school seniors often blame the fact that they didn’t do an assignment because they have “senioritis”, but is senioritis equivalent to an actual illness of epic proportions, or have seniors been using it as an excuse for decades?
Wikipedia would define senioritis as “the decreased motivation toward studies displayed by students who are nearing the end of their high school careers.” A better definition could be that it’s an excuse that seniors use to skip school or blame for their unfinished assignments. As a senior, I understand many seniors have a heavy burden on their backs from stressing over submitting college applications to making a final commitment to their sports.
Procrastination is also another word for senioritis. Students, not just seniors, tend to wait until the last minute to complete or start an assignment. In this case, procrastination is specialized to seniors due to last minute hassles. Procrastination tends to get worse as a student moves up grade levels.
“As a freshman, I finished all my homework as soon as I got home and I studied a little bit every day, but now I wait until the last minute because I have no drive anymore,” Diana Manjarres, senior, said. By the time senior year begins, most seniors look forward to the end. With the loss of motivation, there is a loss in time management. By the time a student gets to his senior year, he has nothing to compel him to work hard, unless he’s excited about completing college applications or retaking the SAT.
Seniors are often affected by the fact that they find themselves trying to beat the punch of college application deadlines. Senioritis may cause the incoming college freshmen not to be as adequately prepared for the intensity of college level studies, and may decrease their ability to gain scholarships or admission to the university of their choice.
Many seniors find themselves too tired to put together an outfit for school, so seniors are affected by this epidemic both mentally and physically. After pulling an all-nighter on a school night, students want to come to school and nap, but they can’t, so sweatpants and a hoodie are the next closest things to wear. “Out of all the clothes in my closet, I just want to wear sweatpants and a t-shirt to school after pulling an all-nighter,” Natty Kelly, senior, says.
Seniors are more focused on the next stage in their lives than picking out a cute outfit to wear to school next Tuesday. “I’m more worried on finishing my college applications than figuring out what to wear for school,” Manjarres, added.
Senioritis is prevalent mainly in the eyes of seniors. They have so many things on their mind that sometimes they may just forget about something on accident and sweat the small stuff which, in this case, is most things related to high school.