Senior Year or Nap Time?

Definition of senior year: essays on top of essays

Isaiah Mckay, Editor-in-Chief

If you’re not writing an essay on how the required summer reading assignment foil characters expanded your knowledge of the book (which you read, right?), then you’re writing an essay that could potentially get you accepted into the college of your dreams (or rejected). I hate to be the one to break it to you, but essays will rule your world – you have no choice but to embrace them.

There are many steps for you to survive an essay:

  1. Breathe. I realize that it’s nerve wracking having to write about something you may not be passionate about.  Ex: How did the author demonstrate the core values of society through the static characters? Don’t fret, just take a breath and focus.
  2. Think! You can never go wrong with thinking the prompt over before vomiting your unorganized thoughts onto the college ruled paper in front of you.
  3. Organize. Take the least amount of time to process your ideas. In order, list out your thoughts and then write the best essay ever.

After securing the patience, motivation and time that it takes to deal with all of the aspects of school (including essays), you are most likely exhausted and/or irritated.

I wish the MythBusters team could prove that senioritis is not real, and that what I’m actually feeling is just the relief of this being my last year… that is not true. I feel a force taking over my mind, body and soul telling me to procrastinate on everything I’m assigned. This is nothing like you what you see on tv, where you have the good angel on one shoulder and the bad angel on the other. In this case you can’t just flick the bad angel off and make it disappear, it simply won’t. Of course I’ve tried to fight the feeling but this evil demon immediately puts me too sleep. Literally.

Remember when the counselors in Y-Care would unfold the mats and yell “Nap time!” I feel like lately I’ve been dealing with the downside of the liberties given to me at the age of five. Each day I try and conquer the battle between homework and sleep (sleeps wins). It’s not like I purposely don’t want to finish doing my homework, it’s because my body won’t let me stay awake and focus.

As senior year continues, I truly hope to find a cure to this sickness.