Use clear language

Use the active voice – this is when the subject of the sentence is doing something, rather than having something done to them. Use plain English when writing. For example:  

“The statistics were scrutinised by the experts”  

Should be rewritten as: 

“The experts studied the statistics.”  

Using “studied” instead of “scrutinised” is plain English and accessible. Having the “expert” doing the action as the subject of the sentence makes it active and easier to understand.