3 Common Phrases That Tarnish Credibility in Medical Writing
Credibility is integral to good science. And medical writers support the credibility of science with credible writing. They base their logic on previous findings, clearly describe the methods and results, and distinguish their interpretations from the data. In other words, they show the data and logic to strengthen credibility—and build trust with readers.
But sometimes medical writers use vague language to describe their logic and interpretations. This vague language can undermine the content and tarnish the credibility of the work and the writing.
Although vague language can take many forms in medical writing, 3 phrases stand out as the most common phrases that tarnish credibility: “little is known,” “to our knowledge,” and “first to show.”
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