Midnightam: Use a Writing Center Blog Post to help create a very loose outline — just a vague thesis, ideas for topic sentences, 3- 5 body paragraphs, and possibly a conclusion. Keep your eyes out for sentences that seem unclear, points that need a little more evidence, spelling and grammar; any problem that can be solved with a quick fix.
Stop thinking for a little while.
Accept the fact that you are not going to hand in your paper on time. Save time for editing! As long as your outline includes all the evidence you need, the real work is done. Make sure everything makes moderate sense. Check your syllabus.
Check Purdu Owl.