Combat senioritis before it is too late

It is easy for high school seniors to feel like their last semester doesn’t matter and give into senioritis. Not a good idea. College acceptances are conditional and a serious drop in grades or bad behavior can lead to a later rejection.

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Waiting for Time to Pass by Richard Phillip Rucker licensed under CC BY 2.0Waiting for Time to Pass by Richard Phillip Rucker licensed under CC BY 2.0

Senioritis is a real thing for many graduating high school seniors. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines senioritis as, “an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as evidenced by tardiness, absences, and lower grades.” It is easy to have the high school “finish line” within reach and say, “I’m done,” and neglect or not try as hard to complete assignments or study for tests. However, students need to address senioritis before it has a negative effect on their future.

Most signs of senioritis are easy to spot. Common signs of senioritis can include lower grades, not completing assignments, and cutting classes. Other signs can be spending much more time with friends, laziness, and finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. If parents and students are paying attention, they should be able…

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One Response to “Combat senioritis before it is too late”

  1. Jessica Velasco Says:

    Thanks for sharing with your readers.

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