Wei gives tips on how to treat and prevent senioritis.
Written by VINCENT WEI / Published May 11, 2012
Senioritis, affecting high school seniors all around the United States, is a serious problem that should not be taken lightly.
Its symptoms may vary, but usually includes laziness, lack of studying, repeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude. However, this disease is not fatal and can be prevented or treated.
Most cases of senioritis tend to start after college applications and mid-year reports have been sent in. Before they graduate, they are overcome with a lazy and indifferent attitude; uncaring of their studies. This entails a student to not do any class work, disregard homework, and skip a lot of classes.
Senioritis seems bigger than it actually is because no one wants to fight against it. One solution to senioritis is to think of the future. This encourages the student to work more effectively so they can become a college student.
“Don’t think just because all you have to do is maintain a C that you’re safe from getting rescinded,” says senior Brian Chen. “That C will turn into a D a lot more quickly than you think.”
Another solution to stop senioritis is get involved. Typically, seniors have more free time than juniors, and especially in the later months, they have lots of time to get involved in activities around school. These activities include, but are not limited to Powderpuff Football, Senior Services, catching up on CSL, and getting a job. In the lazy months after AP’s, there is ample time to get busy and try something new.
Also, another obvious solution is for seniors to simply get off their butts and do something productive. There’s a world of opportunity, so why stay inside and be neurotic?
“Three words of advice,” says senior Susan Huang. “Get off Facebook.”
Hopefully, with these tips, those that are infected can treat themselves, and those in danger can prevent senioritis from spreading. Remember to work hard in high school right now because college will probably be much harder.