Sneaky Senioritis

School is about to begin. All of you rising high school seniors will become “official” high school seniors shortly. I hope you had an enjoyable and productive summer.

Every late summer and early winter, I warn about senioritis. I’m sure you know what it is, but if you don’t, here’s a definition with a few details:

Senioritis is a colloquial term mainly used in the United States and Canada to describe the decreased motivation toward studies displayed by students who are nearing the end of their high school, college, and graduate school careers. It combines the word senior with the suffix -itis, which technically denotes inflammation but in colloquial speech is assumed to mean a general illness …

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