Do not WRITE these in your OET letter
Do you know there are certain usages in OET Writing to avoid or be careful about? Read on to find what will make your OET letter, better.
If you are in the habit of writing any of these in your OET letter, stop it right there.
These are the ones which are probably keeping you away from that perfect A grade in your writing. Read on to find more about it.
- Avoid using the term ‘a known case of yours‘
The officials at OET do not recommend the usage, Mrs. Maria Henry, a known case of yours, is being sent back into your care. Instead, what they recommend is to replace ‘known case of yours’ with ‘your patient’. For example, Mrs. Maria Henry, your patient, is being sent back into your care.
- Avoid using ‘a known case of ……‘
Some of you have this peculiar usage in your sentence, Mr. Thomas a known case of hypertension for 15 years will be discharged today. In such an instance where you are trying to say that this particular patient’s disease condition is known, a much better way of writing it out in a sentence would be,
Mr. Thomas is known to have had hypertension for the past years.
In this modified sentence, the meaning implied is clear.
- Usage of Ruled out-in the wrong context
What does the term ‘ruled out’ mean? It simply means to exclude or eliminate. Keeping this meaning in mind, there are candidates who use this term in the wrong context. Have a look at an example given for the incorrect usage of the term ‘rule out’.
Incorrect usage: Mr. Sheffield’s ECG showed complete heart block which was ruled out with pacemaker.
The candidate here is trying to convey that pacemaker was the solution to the heart block problem. Though this is what the candidate is intending, the usage of ‘ruled out‘ cannot be used in this context. Let’s have a look at the right usage.
Correct usage: Mr. Sheffield was suspected to have heart problems which was ruled out with an ECG.
The meaning intended is that the ECG taken simply helped to eliminate the thought that the patient might have a heart problem. Now this is the right usage of the term ‘ruled out’. The next time you want to use this term in your letter, be very careful.