The aim of my REsearch

What is happening to the word “analysis”, or perhaps “study” (though this might be considered a bit grand for a student paper)? Marking large batches of BA and MA essays this month, I’m beginning to realise that this is developing into something of a pet peeve for me. Where is this (new?) usage coming from? Am I the only one who is annoyed by this word? Should I correct students for using it?

Thanks to: Ventura County Star

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1 Response to The aim of my REsearch

  1. Lottie says:

    Are these student essays? If so, I would cross out ‘research’, and pencil in ‘paper’, ‘essay’, ‘analysis’, etc.

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