Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Things I Wish I'd Known...Senioritis

I'm a senior now. Put on the bells and get out the party favors! Graduation is in sight! Woot-woot! Of course, I'm a semester behind so I actually have a year and a half to go but I still call myself a senior - 'cause that's what I am. I'm a senior, I'm a senior, I'm a senior and I can so totally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Either it's the end of my college career or it's a train but it sure is coming fast.

That being said, today's blog post is on senioritis. It is an actual disease that you can have. Let me fill you in on the symptoms.
  1. You don't want to do any work
  2. Your desire to skip class is overwhelming
  3. Homework can always wait until later
  4. Studying is never something that is in the forefront of your mind.
  5. Procrastination becomes second-nature.
I have senioritis. I'm doing papers the night before they're due, putting off research as long as I possibly can and skimping on assignments - doing the bare minimum to get by. This is not good. Case in point: I have 2 midterms next week and a book review due and 4 lesson plans and I haven't gotten any of it done except for the lesson plans.

I'm skipping class and chapel for no good reason other than I'm tired. I think I have had senioritis for a while but I've gotta get a handle on it or I'm gonna be spending all of Fall Break and Thanksgiving Break doing work (which I will probably be doing anyway, come to think of it.)

So here is some practical advice for conquering senioritis. Follow these simple steps and maybe you can avoid the plague.

  • Plan out what is due and when - then plan to have everything done at least three days prior to the due date.
  • Allow at least thirty minutes each day the week before a major test to study
  • Go to class - even though you might be tired, skipping class is a mega-bad idea.
  • Book reviews? Read the book at least a week before it's due so that you have time to write the review.
  • Keep your eye on the prize - graduation!!
So now I think I'll take my own advice and get back to my work. Take my advice as well, as something I wish I'd known.