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http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/print/general/gl_block.html Overcoming Writer's Block Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab at http://owl.english.purdue.edu For more advice on getting started writing, see the Purdue OWL handout Coping with Writing Anxiety at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_anxiety.html . Because writers have a various ways of writing, a variety of reasons can cause writer's block. When you are blocked, consider these causes and try the strategies that sound most promising. IF You have attempted to begin a paper without doing any preliminary work such as brainstorming or outlining. .. THEN work with a tutor use invention strategies suggested by a tutor or teacher refer to the Writing Lab handout "When You Start to Write" at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_plan2.html IF You have chosen or been assigned a topic which bores you. ... THEN choose a subject you are interested in (if the teacher will allow it) talk to a tutor about how you can personalize a topic to make it more interesting IF You don't want to spend time writing or don't understand the assignment. .. THEN resign yourself to the fact that you have to write the paper find out what is expected of you (consult a teacher, textbook, student, or tutor) try some of the strategies listed above IF You are anxious about writing the paper. .. THEN
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