A Semi-Ordered List of Things That Annoy Me In Research Papers

Michael Correll
16 min readApr 5, 2019
Cherry trees in bloom at the University of Washington

Academic writing is tough. You are building a case for the soundness and reliability of your work (one that is strong enough to weather the storms of obstinate reviewers). You are also trying to convince others of your work’s importance and relevance. For such a high stakes and important task, academic writing can just plain suck. It can be dry or formulaic or imprecise or careless…

Michael Correll

Information Visualization, Data Ethics, Graphical Perception.