Anyone who has been a college student for more than about a week knows that procrastination is inevitable, and at no point during the semester is it more likely to occur than during finals week. Many students may be unclear, however, about how exactly they should procrastinate during finals week. Below is an average college student’s time log leading up to the first final.
Consider it a rubric for proper procrastination.
7:30 a.m. – Wake up early to study for 1 p.m. exam
7:31 a.m. – Fall back to sleep
10 a.m. – Wake up late to study for 1 p.m. exam; “Didn’t mean to do that … I’ll study while I eat.”
10:15 a.m. – Eat breakfast; decide to browse Facebook instead of studying; “I’ll study after I shower.”
10:30 a.m. – Shower; “I should really look over my notes for this class.”
10:45 a.m. – Open up computer to look over class notes; “I should just get on the Internet really quick first.”
10:46 a.m. – Absentmindedly get on Netflix; discover that they have all three seasons of ‘Arrested Development;’ “Just one episode.”
12:30 p.m. – Stop watching the Bluth family’s shenanigans; decide to eat lunch before the exam; “I’ll study while I eat.”
12:35 p.m. – Watch part of another episode while eating lunch; “I should definitely be studying right now.”
12:50 p.m. – Leave for class; “I’ll look over my notes in class before the test.”
12:57 p.m. – Sit down in class; pull out computer to look at notes: “Chapter 1…”
1 p.m. – Time for the exam; “Dear Lord, if it is Your will, please help me to pass this test.”