Have you ever gotten halfway through a writing assignment only to realize you have no idea what you’re saying or if you’re even addressing the topic? Yeah, us too. That’s why one of the first assignments you’re likely to get this year is the dreaded paper outline. Today, we’ll talk about why outlines actually do matter—and we’ll review some other ways you can start writing if you find yourself staring at a blank screen.
With school starting, we thought we’d give you a quick cheat-sheet to help you stay effective in your efforts. We've put together our favorite bite-sized tips to plan and start projects, foster creativity, stay motivated, and follow through.
Junior year is much like having two monitors on your desk. On one screen, you see your current life: AP classes, debate team, culture club president, captain of the swim team. On the other monitor, sitting just next to present reality, sits future plan: college, and each screen is pulling for your attention.