Senoritis: A Real Medical Condition

Near the end of students' high school career, they can start to lose motivation. There is a real medical reason for this.

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Sydney Perry

Students everywhere are struggling with completing school work when their senior year comes to an end.

With finals, the application process and high school activities coming to an end, senior year can take a toll. It can cause a lack of motivation that has been officially named senioritis. Students do go through this real phenomenon but medical professionals have not found a way to put it the medical dictionary or a way to help students beat it, according to news.jrn.msu.edu.

This bonafide condition has a variety of side effects. According to trade-schools.net, seniors can experience lack of motivation, sleep deprivation, low energy, diminished ability to concentrate, severe procrastination and constant daydreaming.

“This year has been pretty bad when it comes to me doing my homework,” senior Haley Edler said. “I have always been the student to always turn my stuff in on time and I have not been this year, especially lately.”

There are many preventative measures that can be taken to avoid the horrors of senioritis. According to usanews.com, setting goals, establishing a time for yourself, and getting involved in activities at your school that you will actually enjoy are the first three steps to beating senioritis. According to fastcompany.com, putting away digital distractions, setting designated break times and writing down everything that may be a distraction are all great ways to get back into the groove and focus on a task.

“Teachers who have mainly seniors are really good about helping us and giving us specific due dates and ideas to help us do work or study,” Edler said. “My mom also helps me a lot. She is always making me coffee to try and keep me awake and study or do my work.”