Writers block. Talk about the number one time waster when it comes to studying and assignment completion in college. And let’s be realistic here, it isn’t just WRITER’S block, it is really PROJECT CREATOR’S block. Whether we are writing a paper, creating a PowerPoint presentation, a short video production, a website, or any time of major project in an English course, we eventually hit that brick wall of saying "what do I do next?"
Well, if you are participating in any sort of English class, whether it is literature, critical theory… etc. there is a good chance that you will run out of the creative juices at some point. The problem is that it can sometimes take FOREVER to get back in track, when you really just want to get the project done fast. So here’s a quick set of steps you can take to get the creative ideas flowing again.
Not only is this a great way to add some more description and elements to your paper, this same process can be used as a way to create your thesis statement:
– Just look for the big ideas,
-Find a symbol (or a few) that make a statement about that big idea,
-Then argue that the symbol represents your author’s viewpoint on the big idea.
-Or maybe the author is satirizing that viewpoint. Use your own discretion here.