(noun) When you're doing work that's not the work you should be doing, but instead of just procrastinating you're being semi-productive and doing something that's not really important but still relates to your task.
also: (verb) to semi-productively procrastinate
Similar to pro-crastination
, but not nearly as productive. Different in that semi-productive procrastination is still about what you should be doing, and can actually lead to what you should be doing.
Similar to productive procrastination
, but different in that when you semi-productively procrastinate, what you're doing still relates a little to what you SHOULD be doing but just isn't it.
kid 1: "Hey are you working on that soc. paper due tomorrow?"
kid 2: "Kinda. I've spent the last hour making an outline for what we're supposed to be writing about."
kid 1: "He didn't ask for an outline."
kid 2: "Yeah I know. I'm semi-productively procrastinating."
parent: "Stop procrastinating on your book report!"
kid: "It's not procrastination -- I'm just reading the book first and then answering the questions."
parent: "Instead of answering as you read?"
kid: "It's SEMI-PRODUCTIVE procrastination."