Academic Language

The following list of phrases and their definitions might help you understand the mysterious language of academia. These special phrases are also applicable to anyone reading a Ph.D. dissertation or academic paper. IT HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN"... I didn't look up the original reference. "A DEFINITE TREND IS EVIDENT"... These data are practically meaningless. "WHILE IT HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE TO PROVIDE DEFINITE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS"... An unsuccessful experiment, but I still hope to…