In college, I had a professor who changed the way I wrote term papers forever. After his class, I never had problems writing papers, and, in fact, enjoyed doing them.
He gave this formula to our class: If, for example, you have an eight-page paper to write, that means you need to write roughly 16 paragraphs. If you write an introductory paragraph and conclusion, that leaves 14 body paragraphs. Write down 14 ideas that support your thesis, rearrange them to make sure there is a natural thought progression, and before you know it, you’ll have an 8-page, well-structured essay.
I hope this helps!