SENIORITIS

The effects of senioritis are real.

SENIORITIS

Tiffany Butler

Tiffany Butler, Staff Writer

The first known use of this word was in 1907 (Merriam-webster 1828). That means for years, this illness has become a part of life and nobody really acknowledges it, unless you are the person with it. Senioritis. This word can go for many people and be used as an excuse or a complaint in many similar situations. This is because it usually means one thing “decreased motivation”. That the person is done, fed up, and is over trying in whatever it is they need to do. This has affected one specifically large group of people… Seniors in highschool. Most of the time, senioritis is referred to as “being lazy”, which is funny, considering teachers are the ones saying this the most when truly they are the cause. Senioritis is a lack of motivation. I believe this is due to the constant useless work we are forced to do and the constant pressure teachers put on us to study more. Senioritis usually starts around junior year. This is when you are starting to get to the end. Your emotions start growing around this time, you start sleeping less; you get up early, you stay late at practice. This is also the hardest year, so even if you do try you probably won’t understand. What’s the point? You start to think more and then realize, you are never going to need this stuff. So why even try? Senior year comes and since you already made through junior year while giving up, you can do it again. So what’s the point? You are practically almost done, but you’re not. You start to see missing assignments upon missing assignments and then you get even more stressed so you put your computer away. You come back to your computer but it’s too much and you just want to relax so you turn on some Netflix…. Then what? Your senioritis has just affected half your school year and if you don’t finish it all, you won’t graduate. All because of the pressure the school system set on you. Senioritis is real. I know because I was that junior. I was that kid that just had no motivation. But it can be turned around. It is almost over. It is almost done. You are almost finished. Get on that computer and finish some work. You got this, I got this, and we can do this together!