In order to keep my conference proposal under the 2000 words, I am working on cutting huge chunks of material from my methodology paper. Right now, I am at 1,113 words and that is without my literature review, data collection, or data analysis. Everything else is written, but I am having trouble keeping the information from these sections brief but coherent. I have always been terrible at this. Mainly because I am an over-explainer. It comes from years of teaching teenagers and elementary school children who will ask you 8 million questions if they aren’t given explicit instructions. So, now I am having to un-teach myself the art of explicit instruction.
I am hoping to have the methodology section cut down by tomorrow afternoon. If I can accomplish that, I won’t have as much to finish next week.