Well, we are coming down the final stretch, and many of us can see the light at the end of the tunnel. In fact, those of us that will be graduating in May are probably a little too focused on that light, and we have been stricken with the dreaded senioritis. This dreaded disease typically rears its ugly head during the spring semester, and graduating seniors are especially susceptible to this infectious ailment.
Motivation levels tend to be lower during the spring semester for most students, but it’s exponentially worse when you know you’ll be leaving campus for good when the semester is over. After all, it’s pretty easy to completely check out when you know you’ll be receiving your degrees; so long as you can pull a couple Cs in your final classes at FHSU. However, the most important thing we need to remember as graduating seniors is that we need to stay focused.
There is no sense in messing up our GPAs or our transcripts just because we get a little lax in our schoolwork. It may seem a little silly to some of us to be worrying about something as trivial as our GPA, but it will matter when you try to get your first job or apply for graduate school.
Obviously, your GPA may not matter much down the road, but it will matter in the short run.
It can be incredibly difficult to concentrate on your studies when you are surrounded by so many distractions. You just need to remember that you only have a handful of tests and papers left to do, so the sooner these get done, the sooner you can coast through the rest of the semester.
Of course, if you are planning the rest of the semester the same way that I am, then you only have a handful of all-nighters left in your college career.
Procrastination is not a good thing, but you should not mess with success.
As we move forward through this semester, we need to understand that each semester in our academic career will have repercussions on the future. This is especially true of our final semesters on campus, so we need to keep that motivation level as high as possible.
This is all much easier said than done, but we cannot allow ourselves to spoil our success as college students simply because we look forward to finally receiving our degree without sufficiently completing the coursework in the final semester.