College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York

   Hildegard Hoeller,
   WAC/WID coordinator
   Office: Building 2S Rm 130
   Phone: 718.982.4138
   Fax: 718.982.3643

   Email WAC/WID

Writing Across the Curriculum/
Writing in the Disciplines
for Students

 I’m Stuck!

Here are some tips for when writing isn’t happening the way you had hoped. First of all, it’s completely normal to hate writing from time to time and feel like you just can’t do it. When I hear people who claim to “love writing” I start to suspect that they don’t actually do a lot of it. Odds are, if you’re writing regularly, writing is going to feel like torture at some point.

On the other hand, maybe the people who love writing just have some good ways of getting through the painful parts more quickly. Here are some ideas for getting through the rough patches more quickly: