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ERIC Number: EJ810272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1043-4046
Physiology Education and the Linguistic Jungle of Science
Nordquist, Lina
Advances in Physiology Education, v32 n3 p173-174 Sep 2008
Life sciences can be complicated enough without getting into the names of all its Dalton-scale participants. For many students, composing a project plan or writing a paper is rather like learning a foreign language. In this article, the author argues that there is a linguistic jungle of science, and it may well discourage students from pursuing a life science career. She suggests that the scientific community should put effort into rapid, reasonable, and logical naming of novel substances.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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