Question for current college kids

<p>So, I like most high school seniors have senioritis. I've had motivation my whole high school carrer to get good grades and I have, but ever since I got accepted into college I haven't done [anything], still maintaining around a 3.3 though. </p>

<p>My question is, when you start college does motivation come back?</p>

<p>If you don't get good grades, you don't get a job, you don't eat.</p>

<p>In other words, yes the motivation does come back. Usually. I didn't have it when I started, but that was more because I just didn't know what the hell I was doing with my life. After dropping out and working a meh job for several months, I got my priorities straight and am now very very motivated.</p>

<p>I mean, college requires a lot more work than high school, so you kind of have to try harder and find your own motivation or you won't do well...it's a lot harder to coast in college (though it can be done with the proper skills, lol). If you don't try at all and continue your senioritis ways, you'll probably fail unless you take really easy classes. So yes, for most people I suppose motivation does come back.</p>

<p>Mine seems to fade in and out...I wish I was more motivated most of the time. I get most things done though, but I am a bit of a slacker and I still do okay.</p>

<p>I tend to have a lot of motivation at the start of the semester, get top grades...then it kind of fades and my good grades at the start of the semester balance off my "eh" grades at the middle...then I pull off good grades again at crunch time during the last few weeks of the semester. Each semester goes the same way, regardless of how much I like/hate the class or course load.</p>

<p>Senioritis is something that you will get over. I think every high school senior should enjoy their last semester. When you start school, you will be excited because it will be a new and different. My motivation came back. Sometimes it is hard to balance school and social life. You have more freedom in college but, to motivate myself, I try to remember that the grades made in college effect your future career. I want to be success and that is my motivation.</p>

<p>I started college with the intention to transfer, so I've been motivated to keep my grades up so I can do that successfully...once I get to my transfer school, my focus will turn to grad school, so I guess I'll end up staying motivated the entire four years. The fear of not getting what I want out of life is a pretty incredible motivator, I have to say.</p>

<p>^That's true. If you're still not feeling it in college, once you get your first F, motivation gives you a pretty big kick.</p>

<p>^ +1. First test grade I received in college was a 58%. F. Needless to say, I worked my ass off in that class and ended up with an A, and 3.67 overall for the semester. Low by CC standards, but I was pretty happy. ;)</p>

<p>On the one hand, you live on your own, you can drink every night if you want, and you don't have to go to class. On the other hand, if you pick that lifestyle, you will fail out and end up working in a factory or something. You might not rediscover a desire to work, but you WILL end up working, because you know very well if you don't you're going to be in an unenviable position after you graduate.</p>

<p>Don't worry, though; everyone slacks off second semester of senior year. You'll get back into it.</p>