If you have papers due after Thanksgiving break, don’t leave them until the last minute! Develop a plan of action and pace yourself, so you can get it done and still have fun over break. A good way to start is by writing down a list of topics that need to be covered in your essay. For research papers this means listing the facts and topics that need to be covered in your paper. For most other papers, this means writing down a list of possible points to make when answering the questions in your prompt. A good second step is to try free writing. Free writing is simply writing down all of the ideas that come to your mind. They don’t have to be complete sentences, they’re simply a list of ideas that can get your creativity flowing. Remember to proofread your final draft!