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.
- You don't want to do any work
- Your desire to skip class is overwhelming
- Homework can always wait until later
- Studying is never something that is in the forefront of your mind.
- 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.