Vol. 1. No. 3 A-3 March 1995
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A Computer-Mediated Scientific Writing Program

Roy Bowers
Center for Biological Research
La Paz, Mexico


Biologists at the Center for Biological Research found ways to improve their scientific writing without the benefit of an English language program. By tapping Internet biology forums for comprehensible input, and using a computer-assisted retention strategy to profit from error correction, writing has begun to improve. Scientific dialogue on the Internet has helped this group realize that by writing more concise sentences, they could reduce the number of errors in their scientific papers without conceding academic authority.

Keywords: English in Science & Technology, Workplace English, EFL, Internet

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