• Use the standard statements provided in the consent template.
 
• Write directly to the reader, as though you are explaining the facts in person.  Consent language should be written in the second person (“you”), not in the first person (“I”).

• Minimize passive voice to the extent possible.  Example of passive voice: “A summary of results will be sent to all study participants.”  Example of active voice: “We will send you a summary of the results.”