One component of parsimony is examining assumptions.
People make assumptions by taking statements for granted as truth, which
is not always problematic. For example, one basic assumption therapists
start with (after evaluating and taking on a client) is that s/he can
help the client, which is not an unreasonable assumption. What is
important is to be aware that you make many assumptions and you have to
be willing examine them.
Since you have examined parsimony in visual information, now take some
time to examine parsimony in writing. For this Discussion, you will need
to present a paragraph or two, point out the underlying assumptions,
and rewrite it to make it more parsimonious. You can use your own
writing (from work you have done in this class or others) or published
journal articles (be sure to cite them). This will give you practice in
identifying such assumptions and being more parsimonious in your future