The Importance Of Senioritis And Its Effects On College Students

942 Words Nov 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Conjunctivitis, appendicitis, bronchitis, arthritis, meningitis, senioritis, gastritis, hepati…wait a minute, senioritis? Yes, there is such a condition known as senioritis. No, it has got nothing to do with our body. More than a disease, it is like an affliction of the mind whose victims can only be students. To be more particular, it affects senior-year students from high school or college. Senioritis is usually defined as “the ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as evidenced by tardiness, absences, and lower grades” (Merriam-Webster). Hence, senioritis can be understood as not taking care of one’s academic performance. Senioritis, with its symptoms, can be a problem to many students.
Senioritis is accompanied by a student’s lack of motivation to study. I have had a classic case of this. Schools back home(Nepal) are divided into three terms instead of semesters. During the first term, I studied quite well—I got 3 A’s, a B and a C. But as the second term started, I could not bring myself to study. My motivation lagged and I could find no reason for this. As I started to take observations, I realized it was not just me, it was my friends as well. When the results from exams of the second term came out, I was disappointed by my performance—I had 3 C’s, a B and an A—a complete reversal of my previous grades. I could do nothing about it but search on the internet about what had happened to me. The search brought the term “Senioritis” to be the answer.

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