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What to Do When You Are Stuck


This page provides resources for grades 7-12 instructors and students

Contributors:Lauren Huebsch, Allen Brizee
Last Edited: 2016-06-07 11:00:27

First, know that it is normal to feel stuck. This is what we call writer’s block. Sometimes you just do not know what to say next when you write. If this happens to you, try some of these ideas:

See the Symptoms and Cures for Writer’s Block resource on the Purdue OWL for more information about beating the block. 

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