It’s a thoroughly boring class and the droning teacher just won’t stop. It’s pissing you off, but you really need the attendance so bunking isn’t an option either! Do not worry here we present the best ways to pass time in a super boring and extremely irritating lecture.

1. Chat

Now this is something we do all the time, although using cell phones isn’t expected of you, giving a boring lecture isn’t expected from the teacher as well, right?

But what if you have network jammers or the fear of getting caught; then you can try the ‘Notebook Whatsapp’, it’s really simple. Keep your note book open and pretend to take notes, (your acting will be put to serious testing so beware) then write your messages or draw smiley’s and pass comments in writing. Share it with your bestie sitting next to you and have hilarious conversations.

It’s got a limited reach but it’s a lot of fun, especially when you have gossip about the teacher taking the lecture.

2. Bring out the Artist in you:

You are one on a bench and so you can’t chat? Try bringing out the creative side in you. Doodle, draw or imagine yourself as the superstar of the generation and plaster your book with your own autographs!

If you are in a funky mood try making cartoons of the teacher or your enemy from class, adding personality traits like horns, devils tail or an angelic halo will increase the fun.

3. Smiley wars:

If you type the lecturer eventually finds out, but if it’s just a touch it’s not too obvious, play ‘smiley wars’ with your friends by chatting just through smiley’s, guess what your friend is trying to say and reply in back with a smiley; throw in a little bit of imagination this one is super fun.

4. Ask questions:

I am serious when I say this; the only way to make the lecturer stop is to divert their track. Pick up one petty and insignificant point and start asking questions have your friend make a contradictory point and enjoy arguing with her/him. It’s totally relevant to the subject so you can’t be thrown out yet its fun and distracting too!

5. Day dreaming:

Your hot senior crush with the big bike or your pretty class mate with blue eyes, imagination and creativity have no boundaries especially when it’s based inside a boring class. Let your ideas soar and explore the story writer in you.

6. Assignments galore:

If you have a truck full of assignments to finish, then act as if you are taking down notes but finish your assignments instead. It is optimum utilization of time after all.

7. Sleep:

Not a very nice idea when you are at the risk of getting caught but in a class full of maybe 60-100 this one stands a good chance for someone who isn’t too visible from the teacher’s desk.

8. Create a distraction:

Get a fake cockroach or lizard to class. You know those plastic ones. Just casually leave it somewhere and watch the fun. It’s sure to make the girls scream (maybe even some boys). And then the whole class will be in chaos. It’s an awesome way for the whole class to wake up!

9. Etirw sdrawkcab:

We mean ‘write backwards’. Start writing things backwards like the headings of all the chapters. Or practice writing with your other hand (left hand for most people). You’ll be surprised how difficult it is.

10. Tap dancing:

Not literally but you can try creating a repetitive rhythm with your feet by tapping. (E.g left foot, right foot, right foot, left foot)


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  1. Prof Husain Merchant 6 years ago

    Good ideas, thanks for sharing. 🙂

    I pass these ideas to all my known professors

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