Earlier this week, I was given an assignment to explain a technical word in a way that is understandable to other people. Man it was horrible: From what came out on my essay (I didn't do an outline), it seems like all I have in my brain is a bunch of attributes of that technical word mixed together. (Is this Si?) It seems that there was no overriding big picture in my head. When I needed to use my knowledge, it was a simple matter of reasoning, but it was impossible to explain it on paper. I know I have a hard time explaining technical concepts to other people, but this is the first time I am able to read back what I put down.
Anyone else's thinking process is like this? Anyone got any suggestions, clue, comments?