It's no secret that most seniors in high school come down with the very serious disease called "senioritis." As the year comes closer and closer to the end, the senioritis gets worse and worse.
1. You've forgotten how to dress.
At the beginning of the year, you at least tried to make an effort and wore jeans at least. But ow you roll out of bed too late to bother changing out of the sweatpants your wore to bed. And who are you trying to impress, anyways?
2. You don't even own a backpack anymore.
You don't even know what to bring to school anymore, so, if anything, you might just bring your laptop or a folder.
3. If you do have a backpack, it's full of 99% trash.
Between the fast food you eat every morning and all the worksheets that you've gotten handed back, it's no surprise that the inside of your backpack looks like a trash dump.
4. You walk into class late with a drink almost every day.
You're already late to class, so you might as well stop and get something to drink to keep you awake in class.
5. You wake up late every day.
Even though there's a high chance you don't have class until the late morning, you still find yourself waking up way later than you should have.
6. You've stopped wearing makeup.
People have seen you with makeup on before, so they remember what you look like with it, but you really don't have the extra time in the morning to put makeup on.
7. You take the saying "due today, DO today" to heart.
Unless something is actually due today, what is the point of doing it?
8. Busy work annoys you now more than ever.
Because everyone knows that copying 25 fifth-grade level vocab words from Quizlet onto paper is so not important right now.
9. Going to school every day for a week is impressive.
Sometimes we just need a break. Once a week. So, when a senior does show up every day one week, it is sort of impressive.
10. You've given up on parties.
Because you can get the full experience of a real-life high school party through Snapchat with none of the gross smell.
11. Your headphones have become an extension of yourself.
You don't really have the patience to listen to the girl you sit next to complain about how her boyfriend left her on read this morning for two minutes and now she thinks he's cheating on her with the girl in choir.
12. Your teachers are pretty much just older friends.
They're just as over the year as you, so they don't really care what you guys do anymore. They will gladly spend the whole class talking about the latest episode of "The Walking Dead" if it means they don't have to grade any papers.
13. You're counting down the days, minutes, and second until you finally graduate.
It seems like years until you graduate, but it's really only a couple months. If only it would come sooner...
Senior year is a whirlwind of work and stress between finishing high school and going to college, so it's no surprise that most kids start to get tired. Senioritis is very real and there really isn't a cure, you just have to push through and keep your eyes on that little scroll of paper.
Using a frame story for the introduction and conclusion should be familiar to you from lots of movies.One good example of a story frame is UP. In this case, the movie opens with the frame of Carl looking at the scrapbook Ellie has made for him about their life and dreams, before flashing to the present story of Carl and Russell and their adventures. The movie returns to the frame at the end of the movie as Carl looks at the last page of the photobook Ellie has made for him. He learns that it was the journey of the relationship which was the real adventure.
Another kind of frame can be a flashback. In this technique, you start in the middle of the action (or after it is over) and then flashback to an earlier memory. The Notebook uses the story of a man spending time with his wife with Alzheimer's as the frame for his re-telling the story of their romance.
The advantage of using a frame is that it makes it easier for you to talk about the meaning of the story, especially if you use the present day to flashback to the past. Be sure the frame is not just random. There should be an event, object, conversation, or situation which causes you to flash back in memory.