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random thought: the wording counts

just a thought that drifted into my head tonight: organizations seem very particular about the wordings that are used to describe their group, their research, and the background/support for their causes. although it was only a project proposal for our class, the small difference between “has not been extensively studied” and “needs further research” apparently is a big one….

  1. Caroline
    February 9, 2009 at 12:43 am

    I could see that. One of my current professors is very exact about proper usage of words and appropriate phrasing. We discussed the difference between ‘complex’ and ‘complicated’ for a decent 40 min last week.

    The degree of urgency for the said research is nuanced by the wording you’ve given above. The former phrasing does not leave one feeling that the research would play a pivotal role in revolutionizing SOP or current theory.

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