(Senioritis is a term denoting a condition that primarily afflicts student populations. This disease is characterized by bouts of extreme…

(Senioritis is a term denoting a condition that primarily afflicts student populations. This disease is characterized by bouts of extreme procrastination, academic lethargy, and apathy regarding attendance. While the onset of such a disease usually occurs at the beginning of a student’s senior year, in atypical cases the disease may be present in lower school levels.)

 

It’s said by some that progress in solving a problem is often achieved by verbalizing the problem at hand. So I will admit it outright. I’ve had senioritis since my sophomore year of high school. So there!

 

I’ve tried to alleviate the procrastination symptoms of this disease I suffer from by reading a book called How to Stop Procrastinating, but I haven’t gotten to it just yet. From what I’ve read of the back cover, it seems that my case might just be un-curable.

 

I’m just kidding. (Or maybe I’m just saying that so my teachers won’t find reason to refuse me the recommendation letters I desperately need.)

 

But I am trying to take steps not to mess up this year, academically and otherwise (although from some viewpoints, I’ve already stumbled a bit). Apparently colleges do look at senior year grades, so I won’t cut too many classes, I promise, and I’ll try to do all my work.

 

Why screw up the final leg of a journey I’ve been on for the past four years, anyway?

 

 

– Allyson