How to name a presentation slide with the list of research topics I am interested in?

It is not a research proposal, since there is no proposal.

I like "Express of a research interest", is it grammatically correct and does it reflects the desired meaning?

Also, should it be "Express" or "Expression"?

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    Welcome to English. Your question might be more suited for our sister site English Language Learners, make sure to read-up in their help centre how best to ask a question before you post. Expression is the noun you seek here. Mar 19, 2020 at 21:34
  • @YosefBaskin I would chose this as the answer if you submit it. Thank you
    – user40
    Mar 19, 2020 at 22:22
  • It should be expression. Express in this context is a verb. Mar 20, 2020 at 8:34
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about naming something.
    – CJ Dennis
    Mar 21, 2020 at 23:08

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Avoid tautology. Express your ideas without using the label ‘Express’ or ‘Expression’.

This is a classic editing issue, because it is easier to spot the problem with a second pair of eyes. You can easily express your idea without titling it ‘express’ or ‘expression’.

“Research Topics of Interest" works fine. Saying of interest is itself your expression of how appealing those topics are to you.

Sometimes the template itself introduces the problem by inviting you to insert Expression of a research interest. But you wouldn’t include the word slide within the very title of a presentation slide, like “Slide of Proposed Topics.“

There are exceptions to the rule of not labeling material with ‘label,’ such as Statement Of Work (SOW). In that case, the fixed title has the legal weight of “These are the terms we agreed on, as documented and signed in the Statement Of Work.”

As an aside, if you number your research titles in the body of the slide, it makes it easy for your audience to give you feedback like “Topic 3 is too generic.“ Or “Topic 2 and 5 will be the easiest for you to get grants.“

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