A huge problem I’ve run into this semester is the dreaded senioritis. You know, the “I’m graduating at the end of the semester anyway so why go to class or do any work?” mentality.
After breezing through high school, I came to college thinking it wouldn’t be that much harder. Well, I was wrong, and after semester after semester of getting a three-point something, I set a goal of getting at least one 4.0 in college. Last semester, I finally reached that goal–the semester before graduation. Needless to say, after that, it was all downhill.
I’ve been dreading graduation ever since freshman year. I’ve just loved college so much that I’m having issues accepting the fact that I have to leave. Well, since it’s April of my senior year, leaving is pretty much inevitable, and so is senioritis. As the semester progresses, it’s been steadily getting worse, but I’ve tried a few things to help curb the symptoms so I can at least get through the semester with a degree and my sanity.
Making lists of everything, and I mean everything, I need to get done before graduation has been helpful. Seeing it on paper somehow makes it more tangible and therefore makes me more willing to get it all done. It’s also extremely gratifying to be able to physically cross something off your list.
Finding a comfortable place where I’m able to focus on getting work done is also key. It’s important to recognize what time of day you do your best work, also. For example, I like to go to the library in the afternoon or early evening or, if it’s a nice day, I like to sit on my porch and get my reading done–all things that have slightly help control my ridiculous senioritis.
Seniors, there is an end in sight, so try not to let senioritis get the best of you. We’ve worked this hard for four (maybe more) years, why screw it up now, right?