[Grammar] definite or indefinite article (if needed)

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Dear Members,

I need some help with a title of a course essay I am working on: 1) does it look grammaticaly correct? 2) is it comprehansible? thanks

The Horizons of Sustainability and Individual Ethics
 

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Hello otaku, and welcome to the forum. :)
Can you tell us briefly what the essay is about?
 

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Hello teechar, and thank you for your reply. Briefly, I am analysing routines and discources related to utiizaton of the life support system at the Intenational Space Station, looking at how the idea of sustainability fasions human conduct.
 

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Hello teechar, and thank you for your reply. Briefly, I am analysing routines and discourses related to utilization of the life-support system at the International Space Station, looking at how the idea of sustainability fashions human conduct.
To me, the title of your essay would sound better with the definite article.
 

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Hello teechar,

You were very helpful indeed! Would you cosider checking another one? Ideological interpellation: (the) Intimacy of (a/the) voluntary compliance. This paper addresses the issue of individualization of power relationships in the way it was presented by French philosophy of 1960th. many thanks
 

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Hello teechar,

You were very helpful indeed! Would you mind [STRIKE]cosider[/STRIKE] checking another one? Ideological [STRIKE]interpellation[/STRIKE] interpretation/interpolation: the Intimacy of [STRIKE](a/the)[/STRIKE] voluntary compliance. This paper addresses the issue of individualization of power relationships in the way it was presented by French philosophy of the 1960s. Many thanks.
See above.
Note that "a/the voluntary" compliance are possible but unlikely. More context is needed to determine that. I suspect "voluntary compliance as it is should be okay.
 

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I really appreciate that. Usage of artiles is a real trouble for me, but apparenty not the only one. :) It was a strange word indeed - interpellation - coming directly from psychoanalysis
 

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Hello teechar!

One more question of the same nature, if you don't mind :) Thank you in advance for your consideration!
The description of the project, however, lasks (a) clear problem formulation, (an) adequate theoretical framework, anchoring in relevant previous research and (a) rigor methodology
I'm not sure that artices are needed at all here, but let's see what experts say.
 

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I would use "a clear formulation of the problem", "an adequate theoretical framework", and "a rigorous methodology".
 

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Hello teechar,

Long time without help! Do you mind checking this phrase in terms of articles? Thanks in advance
Evidence-based knowledge claims as a ”black box”
 
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Evidence-based knowledge claims as a ”black box”

Two things. It's not a sentence. As a phrase it doesn't make sense to me.
 
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It doesn't make much sense to me either but it's not impossible, I suppose. Can you tell us how you intend to use it please?
 

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Hello,

It is supposed to be a title of an essay: Evidence-based knowledge claims as a "black box": Utilzation of rationalized and systematized informaton in clinical practice. Thanks :)
 

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It's possible.
 
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