I'm writing my master thesis in English as a non-native speaker. I start a lot of sentences without an article and one of my lectors (a non-native speaker like myself) found this to be odd and marked every occurrence. My question to the native speakers is: which method would be considered better?
A few examples:
Identification of such failures is usually a tedious manual task.
Automatic identification of such failures would be highly beneficial.
Examination of test data reveals...
Literature review confirms that...
Application of these models shows poor results.
My lector would correct all these examples with a definite article:
The identification of such failures is usually a tedious manual task.
The automatic identification of such failures would be highly beneficial.
The examination of test data reveals...
The literature review confirms that...
The application of these models shows poor results.