Sounds like you are struggling for two reasons, the lack of structure or definition and because you don't believe in the premise. If you don't buy it, you can't sell it. Hello, Fe. Unfortunately it's your Fe that is blocking you. Would you find it easier to write a paper on the exact opposite premise? Are you dismissing your own arguments in your mind because you are unconsciously fighting for the other side?The other time I have problems is when someone is asking me to write something from a standpoint that I truly can't agree with and when the parameters are not well defined. An example of this is a master's level final paper. I was supposed to write this paper, making a case for teaching Metis fiddle music across all Canadian schools, using multicultural theorists' writings to build my case. Unfortunately all of these writings very specifically referenced situations unique to the US, particularly the plight of Latino and Afro-American populations in rural centres. Not only were those histories and situations completely different than Canada, but the Canadian school system is set up on entirely different principles that do not relate. In addition, the prof still refuses to give any indication of length or depth expected in delving into these possible arguments (I've tried on three different occasions). I would pick just three or four main arguments, but there is not enough literature to cite numerous different people on each (or lots of different literature by the same person) and the prof has also randomly asked a couple of specific questions that she'd like worked in, which indicate the desire for a lot of detail and arguments. In addition, the argument the paper is supposed to make is directly opposed to what I actually believe and after consulting several other Canadian educators and profs have not gotten anything tht would help me make further headway. To date, I have tried about 10 different outlines and spent weeks on the thing.
A Te dom would say "Maybe something better will come along, but in the meantime this is the best I've got, I'll do as much with the studies as I can". Te doesn't have to believe, it can happily play devil's advocate. In fact the confirmation bias would kick in and the argument would revolve around whatever meager data there is to back it up.