Ways to Beat Senioritis

February 28, 2017

Seniors, we have finally made it to the last 60 days of our high school career. We’ve been dreaming of this for our whole lives, and it has crept up on us quite quickly. With senior year comes a deadly disease: senioritis. Some of us have had senioritis our entire high school career and, in some cases, even before then. Lucky for you, I’ve got some tips to help you overcome this ghastly illness during our last trimester and walk out of MHS with grades that don’t make you or your parents want to cry.

  1. Don’t forget that your grades are still important. Just because you got into the college of your dreams doesn’t mean that you’re done working. Colleges still look at your transcript after they offer you a spot, and can put you on academic probation or even revoke your admission if your grades or attendance  suffers too much.
  1. Remember all of the hard work you’ve done up until this point. Don’t throw it all away and lose your first period credit because you just want to sleep an extra hour.
  1. Plan, plan, plan! A good way to stay on top of things is to write them down. Invest in a planner and keep it up to date. Not only this ensure that everything gets done, but also help your planning skills for college where they become more crucial.
  1. Do one thing at a time. With senioritis, it’s easy to push things off until you’re drowning in assignments. Just focus on one task at a time, and don’t get too overwhelmed.
  1. Make sure to stay focused while doing said homework. The sooner you get it done, the sooner you can relax completely.
  1. Don’t forget to allow yourself to take a break. If you overwork your brain, it’s easy to just give up all together. Put your phone away long enough to do a few problems and then reward yourself after.
  1.  Remind yourself that you don’t have that much time left! You only have to push through a couple more months and then you’re out of high school forever. You might as well push through with everything you’ve got and end on a good note.

Though I know it’s difficult to get motivated, I’m confident that we can make it through these next couple of months and walk across the stage as triumphant survivors. Just push yourself for a little bit longer – you’re in the home stretch! Good luck, class of 2017. You can do it!


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