Between the extended essays, IOCs, TOK, presentations, IAs, college applications, sports, regular homework, not to mention the amount of tests and quizzes each week, it’s definitely difficult to maintain balance this first semester. I thought that I was good at managing my time and keeping de-stressed, but this year no matter how well I fit things into time slots, I’m still kept up much later than I would prefer
The question of "senioritis" has also been brought to my attention. Senioritis is a often-discussed "condition" where the seniors get the feeling that they can procrastinate and have some leeway since they are going to graduate soon.
So is senioritis a current problem for the senior class of 2015? In my opinion, it has thus far taken a different form. To directly answer the question, senioritis is occurring but maybe not in the way the definition describes it. Too often we get caught up in something else aside from homework or fall asleep at 2 A.M. on our laptop keyboards only to wake up late for school.
Do not get me wrong, senior year also has a lot to look forward to. Great things are happening as well, like getting accepted to college, planning our futures, going to senior prom, going back to Camp Burgess, senior trips, IB Exams (oh wait...) and the biggy: our graduation!
For those students who may see us seniors as being negative nellies at the moment, remember this in a few years when you face the challenge of dealing with a lot of important projects and assignments and applications at one time.
From what I have heard, the second semester greatly improves, as our academic tasks start to become finalized and we have more time to bond with one another before we part ways in the spring.
To the class of 2015: keep going. To the upcoming classes: do not give up. It will all be worth it soon!