In the United States and Canada, senioritis is a term used colloquially to describe the decreased motivation towards studies displayed by students who are nearing the end of their high school or college careers. It is typically said to include slowness, procrastination, apathy regarding school work, and a tendency towards truancy. Many of these high school and college students find themselves in a sort of lame duck situation with a new chapter in life already waiting for them, and finishing the term is just a formality.