Everyone gets it, right?
See, writer's block isn't some mysterious thing that comes down from the ether and settles in on your keyboard.
It's actually much simpler than that, and much more brutally honest.
If you have writer's block, then you haven't done your research.
As painful as that sounds, that's really all it is.
So here's how to beat writer's block:
Step One: Research the heck out of things
Assigned a three-page paper on the French Revolution? Do enough research to fill six pages.
Have to write a two-pager on The Old Man and the Sea? Read the book... and a couple commentaries or essays on it. Enough to give you enough material for a four-pager.
Step Two: There is no step two
"Wait... that's it?" Yes, that's it.
"But that sounds like more work!" Yes. Yes it does. Good observation.
"Why should I do that?" Because it pays off.
Here's the thing: if you go the extra mile in your research, yeah you'll spend an extra hour reading things.
But when you sit down to write, you know exactly what to say and it will come flowing right out. No more writer's block!
Also, you'll never have to worry about meeting a minimum word count or page limit again. You'll end up with far more than you need and it's much easier to cut words than it is to add them.
Not to mention that your paper will show a depth that most of your classmates' papers won't.
Oh, that and the fact that you'll be able to engage in class conversations with more authority.
Sounds like a good payoff for an extra hour of research, don't you think?