1. Process
  2. Conclusions
  3. Conciseness
  4. Verbs
  5. Data
  6. Conventions

3.0 Present only those ideas that relate to conclusions

Be concise in your choice of ideas to cover. Treat only those bits of data and those traditional elements that contribute to a conclusion. Leave out free-standing ideas that you're covering simply for reasons of template or tradition.

You should be stingy with words because only your content concisely revealed will keep the reader concentrated on your ideas.

  1. Start with the idea of greatest importance to the reader
  2. Reduce your statements to those only of interest to the reader
  3. Reduce metadiscourse
  4. Reduce redundancy
  5. Reduce traditional wordy phrases
  6. Reduce wordy adverbial phrases
  7. Go on a which hunt
  8. Collapse plodding explanations