A constant struggle for most graduate students is how to clearly lay out research ideas in a coherent manner. We are constantly in the "weeds" reading papers, move data around, running models, and researching tiny little details. When we decide to come up for air and begin to talk about our ideas they are unorganized and unclear. We assume people know what we are talking about and so we talk right past them.
So my question is, how do you clearly and coherently lay out research ideas?
Are there books to help with this, or other resources? Are there ways to overcome this challenge as a researcher?