The state of being that you find yourself in during and after writing a major paper for school. Your only thoughts and desires revolve around finishing said paper and procuring food.
Other characteristics include minor loss of motor coordination, incoherent speech, and looking like death warmed up.
A paper zombie state can only be stopped by turning in the paper.
"Man, that history paper totally turned me into paper zombie last night, I could hardly make it in class to turn it in."
"If I'm going to get this lab report done in time, I'm going to have to turn into a paper zombie."