It seldom is about trying harder, it is more about handling things smarter. I hope, you don’t expect from yourself to write a perfect paper magically. Its a good way for getting overwhelmed, paralyzed, choosing to procrastinate and such.
Normally you should have got a paper (outline) informing about set requirements. Normally you should have the chance to ask your teacher or professor for further advice. An every overlooked opportunity. Normally you have the chance asking at the students office about assisting courses like writing workshops and such. My peers are known in the office for not asking for help, they rather complain afterwards. Not a very smart strategy.
I practice externalizing information and thoughts. Therefor I have taped paper onto the door of my wardrobe with masking tape. Post its hold better and can be rearranged multiple times till I am happy with an rough draft construct. That’s a possible way to get things orderly started. And can be fun. You could even tape pictures or sketches onto the mix. Having an birds eye onto your subject in matter. Using colors in a connecting or distinguishing way. Providing structure or meaning.
Another technique is of course dividing the scary big task into manageable chunks. Its like climbing a mountain. To just focus on the top seemingly out of reach, starring at it, won’t get you there. A mountain is climbed by one step after the other. So doing less in one breath, is achieving more in whole. Concentrate at one thing at a time or all gets started nothing finished. Prioritize.
Rewarding yourself for finished steps can be a very good motivation boost, giving you confidence in yourself and letting you feel happy and on top of things. The first steps don’t have to be a perfect masterpiece. First make it functioning than make it pretty, my motto. The polish come at last.
Good nutrition, sleep and smart little breaks are ingredients, which can better the result and shorten your time spent on tasks in whole. If your head gets overloaded, the best medicine is a walk between lots and lots of plants like in parks and forests. You might experience rush of thoughts first, but an hour spend can calm your mind to peacefully. Stress vanishes. Most people don’t know about the human plant symbiosis.
Yeah I have studied studying / learning.
My thoughts are with you.