Starting a paper is often the hardest part. Blank pages act as a source of mocking anxiety, and the initial step of generating concrete ideas and a general organizational structure can seem almost impossible. Undergraduates with learning differences may especially struggle with the prewriting stage. Open-ended prompts make it difficult to know where to start, and the process of translating ideas into words can be overwhelmingly arduous. However, utilizing a variety of strategies that cater to individual learning styles (and that make use of available assistive technologies!) can make the brainstorming process more than manageable.
To learn more about individual learning styles, click here. After you've identified how you learn best, click the appropriate button to scroll through useful techniques and strategies. Who knows? Maybe something listed here will help make that big paper coming up just a little bit easier.