By Gabriella Agliata '19
As graduation day slowly approaches and the acceptance letters from colleges begin to come, the strong perseverance seniors once had as freshwomen begin to die.
Developing senioritis is inevitable, and if you already have it, then it is imperative to get rid of it as soon as possible. Although it may seem futile to do things to the best of your ability at this point in your high school career, your grade point average is still making an impact. If it drops too low, the colleges that you were accepted to can withdraw their acceptance. Not only this, but if you’ve made significant progress from previous years, then there is a possibility to get more scholarship from schools. Here are some tips to help shake off senioritis:
Try to do the majority of your work in school or as soon as you get home
This way, you are still focused on getting your work done, but still get to enjoy doing other things later and avoid procrastination.
Remember that grades still have an impact
As mentioned before, colleges are still looking at your grades. Don’t let your grades drop just after you get accepted because it can still get revoked.
Don’t forget that the end is near
Even though the last day of classes might seem so far away, it’s coming quicker than you think. Make the most out of these last days, because you don’t want to look back on the end of senior year and remember all the responsibilities you avoided.
Think of this as further training for college
You want to be as prepared for next year as possible. It wouldn’t be wise to shirk off everything now, just when you’re about to start a new academic journey.
You only get one senior year, so make sure to make the most of it!