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[Mar. 13th, 2006|05:33 pm]
Man, do I hate writing grant proposals.

[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-03-14 01:17 pm (UTC)
I think this is the second grant proposal I've ever written.

We actually have a leg up, in that we've actually coded a simplified prototype of the model and shown that it gives sensible results, so that's not as heinous.

I'm just agonizing over the "how do I even start this thing" part of it.

My CV doesn't have any related publications...
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From: detailbear
2006-03-14 02:23 pm (UTC)
Don't start at the beginning. From my business report writing days: write the middle, the meaty part, first. Then write the introduction and conclusion, since they're just bookends around the middle. That's the nice part about word processors. ;-)

If I was having trouble writing the middle, I'd do bullet points of key facts, then build a paragraph around them.

I understand they recommend doing essays similarly. Hope this helps.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2006-03-14 03:21 pm (UTC)

Good luck. Years down the road, you can look at the blank text of a book chapter and have the same experience...*sigh*
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