Getting ready to write that paper? Why not start with a 5 minute warm-up exercise? Surely Joannie Rochette and Sidney Crosby stretch before hitting the ice… So, before you settle into writing your paper, take 5 minutes to Freewrite: Write for 5 minutes without stopping, whatever comes to mind. Don’t edit or cross out or judge or censor. Allow yourself to write anything. Just keep your pencil moving. 5 minutes.