The main symptoms of senioritis include chronic procrastination, lack of motivation, a drop in academic performance, and “coasting” through classes with very little concentration or application of intent. This usually happens in the last year of middle school, high school, college or graduate school. One of the most notable symptoms of senioritis is that all attempts to curb senioritis tend to actually increase senioritic symptoms. High school seniors experiencing senioritis after admittance to college are fed up with high school; as they see it, they have achieved high school’s goal of getting into college and don’t understand why they are still expected to work. Not to mention, most seniors, even those accepted to top-ranked institutions, do not love academics as much as their college essays would seem to indicate. Therefore, when a teacher attempts to motivate afflicted seniors, their efforts are only met with resentment.

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