Senioritis is Unaffordable
- a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance. (Google)
Do not let Senioritis get the best of you… Now that your first semester is under your belt, it is tempting to take it easy during your second semester. Why does it matter if some of my grades slip this semester?
What You Do Now Matters
Colleges are going to ask the following questions of you:
- Did you challenge yourself? Did you take the hardest classes you could!
- Did you get the best grades you could? This includes both first and second semester.
- What did you do extra in your classes? Are you contributing to the class? Will your teachers discuss your contributions in your recommendations?
Keep your grades up and your enthusiasm going as you start in your spring semester. You will be glad you did!
Colleges CAN rescind their decision to accept you if they find that your grades slipped. Make sure this does not happen to you! Do not endanger your chances of attending the college that you dream of because you did not perform your best in your second semester of your senior year…
And if you are still feeling gloomy, here is a song you can sing to cheer up…
Singing the Senioritus Blues
I worked my rear off four years straight
Taken tests over and over with my classmates
Volunteered my face in all the school clubs
Took AP classes until I was ready to hit the local pub
Ran for office more than was my due
Played Varsity football, soccer, and wrestling too
Choose my list of colleges with my advisor’s might and strength
Not too long, not too short, just the right length
Essays and applications, perfected and polished
Are what it will take to get me into college
Soon my answers will come back clear
No from some, I know, and a hopeful yes from the one I hold most dear
Now I can party and enjoy myself December to May
Replace homework with music on my phone to stay
Drop Calculus and take time with friends after lunch
No need to study, the AP test will be a cinch
I can go to prom and stay up until dawn
Forget about helping my parents or mowing the lawn
Wait! My college friend said to beware
Or I will be singing the senioritis blues
In a letter from the college I will get the news
The college does not like seeing my grades in the cellar
They care if my record is no longer stellar
The college can and will withdrew my acceptance for the fall
Then my face will no longer grace the freshman hall
I have learned from my friend’s story
I don’t want to let senioritis get to me.
Or I will be singing the senioritis blues.