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TIP: Keep sentences shorter


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Divide longer sentences to highlight key information, especially when they contain numbers or important information you want your listeners to remember. For example:

Written report: Patients were eligible to participate in this study if they were older than 18 years, primarily had leg pain greater than back pain

Oral Report: In this study we recruited patients who:

  • Twere 18 or over.
  • and had more leg pain than back pain

Written report: Afterwards, 50 patients were followed for an average of 16 months (range, 1221 months).

Oral report: We followed 50 patients for 16 months on average. The range was between 12 and 21 months.

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