The simplest way of thinking through this is to use Goethe's three questions:
- What are you trying to do? i. e. What is your intended meaning?
- How well are you doing it? i. e. Is this intended meaning sufficiently clear?
- Was it worth doing? i. e. Is the conclusion you want your reader to arrive at worth the journey you're taking them on?
And... that's gonna be my conclusion. Thank you so much for reading, and please share your thoughts and criticisms with me!