First of all, read the grammar standards page. The rest of this post will deal with more general problems that many of our analyses have. Length: A long analysis is not a good analysis. An analysis that is too short risks lacking information, but one that is too long risks burying the useful information, making the reader lose interest. In both cases, the problem is the same: you're not getting your point across. In general, don't use longer words when a shorter word works just as well. You don't have to use big words to sound knowledgeable about something. An example: "Salamence is very prevalent in this torridly-paced metagame due to how skillfully said Pokemon boasts a multitudinous array of items, superb base Attack and an impressive array of moves that can threaten even the staunchest of defenses." No. You may think you sound smart, but most readers will either wonder why you chose such "big" words or wonder whether you realize how pompous your writing style is. An example of the above sentence with less pretension: "Salamence is prevalent in today's fast-paced metagame because of how well it can use several items, its great attacking stats and Outrage, Earthquake and Fire Blast to pose a huge threat to any Pokemon team." You are getting across just as much information, it's shorter, and more people understand you. Stuff: Any other common problems of analyses should go here. Post suggestions for what you think it is!