Every year between December and June, many students come face to face with the most dreaded disease of high school students and teachers alike: Senioritis. Though the last six months of high school can be torturous, it is important to keep the main goal in sight - obtaining a high school diploma. Here are a few ways to ensure that you make it through the last months and come out in the end with the piece of paper that says 'You're home free.'
Set Your Alarm and go to Class!
The only person you hurt when you cut class is yourself. In order to really be prepared for tests, papers and even future college classes, you must attend class regularly. If you're really sick and unable to attend class, make sure you get the assignments and notes from a friend and let your teacher know why you couldn't make it.
Come Prepared for Class
Many students don't realize that being prepared allows them to retain more information. Going to school without the right supplies is like trying to golf with out clubs. If you are constantly forgetting things, try putting a check list on your door so you remember what you need each morning.
Complete Your Assignments
Even if you really don't care about the homework or you are having a difficult time getting it right, teachers want to know that you are at the very least making a good try. Many give credit for assignments completed, or give partial credit for attempted problems. Try to keep up on your homework even though you are trying to balance a social schedule and figuring out your post-high school life.
Sit in the Front
Although you may find yourself wanting to sneak to the back with your I-pod and shades, it is much easier to lose concentration or feel separated from the class with a seat in the back. Also, it requires some courage to sit near the front, and many teachers respect those seniors willing to put themselves out there in their last few months.
Participating can be the hardest task of all. However, when you answer questions and stay awake, teachers greatly appreciate it. As a senior, an A for participation can really help you in the end, since many seniors check out long before June.
Though these tips might seem difficult to follow when you're in the home stretch, remember that if you just keep putting in a little bit of effort, come June you will be able to take home something to set you on the path to your future: a high school diploma.