A Cure for Senioritis: How to No Longer be ‘Sick’ of School | Claire Cortland | 5 Min Read

May 4, 2023

Are you constantly plagued with a lack of motivation? Do you find yourself scrolling through Tik Tok instead of through your extensive list of assignments? Have you claimed “I’ll just do this in the morning” knowing full well that you most certainly will not be doing this in the morning? Would your friends describe you as ‘checked out’? If so, you’re not alone. With nearly 78 percent of high school seniors claiming to suffer from senioritis as they near graduation, there is an ongoing epidemic threatening the education of teens around the country (Roberts).

If you are not a high school senior like me, counting down the months, days, and hours until you get to walk across the stage at graduation, or perhaps you’ve never been ill-ridden with ‘senioritis’, allow me to enlighten you. Senioritis is a type of extreme academic burnout experienced by many seniors as they near the end of their high school careers. As zany as the name may come across, many psychologists believe that senioritis…

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