These tips from the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences deserve to be heeded by undergraduates as well. Indeed, they are useful to anyone who needs or wants to write.
From the first installment: "Writing everyday contributes to continuity of your thinking and generating the ideas you need to write. Your mind will function differently when you write every day. We all think about our writing every day. But the cognitive processes involved in writing are different from those involved in thinking. Your project moves forward when you write…even if you write a gosh-awful first draft. (The topic of our third posting is the necessity of writing a crappy first draft.)"
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1. See also The Rule of 200.