Intro: How to Procrastinate
High school. We all have to go through it. Sometimes the amount of work given to students is too much to bear. This can make life hell.
But this instructable can help.
Following these simple steps, you can pass High School, and do the bare minimum of work over a given amount of time!
Step 1: Receive Assignment
To successfully procrastinate, you at least two things:
Something you should be doing
and something that you're doing instead.
In this step, you will receive your assignment from your teacher/instructor/mentor/warden/ etc... Remember, the bigger the assignment, the better, as it allows more time for your second requisite.
Step 2: Read and Understand Your Assignment
This step is absolutely imperative to procrastination, because without it, you wouldn't know how to look busy properly!
It's no good to pretend to be doing science work in math class, so pay attention to what you're supposed to be doing!
Step 3: If the Teacher Is in the Room...
...occasionally look down at your work, and pretend to do something relating to it if the teacher happens to glance your way.
If he and/or she is not looking, you're good for whatever it is you want to be doing.
Step 4: If There Is No Teacher Around...
... then go nuts.(Please, not literally. To much noise may alert the teacher to your lack of productivity.)
Pull out an iPod, cell phone, a book (if you're into that kinda stuff.) and enjoy yourself.
Note: For the most part, be on your guard in case your teacher re-enters the room from a different entrance.
This technique is called "Skulking Around," or, as it is more commonly known as, the "Holy Crap, where did Mrs. Ernst come from!?!"
Step 5: Bonus Tip!
If you're going to chat with a friend, the best strategy for going undetected by your teacher is to make it look like you're helping your buddy with his or her work.
And remember, like Ells says, "Appearing to work is half the battle."