All items relate back to the lead-in sentence at the top
Frequently used in workplace writing, listing presents information clearly and concisely. In addition, lists draw attention to themselves, so you should include key information in lists. Because listing necessitates white space, it also creates a bonus in readability. Listing is useful for, among other things, outlining criteria, examples, materials, equipment or parts, procedures, and recommendations and conclusions.
Listing is useful because it
presents information clearly and concisely,
emphasizes important material, and
enhances readability with white space.
If someone is burned, follow this procedure:
Cool the burn with cool water.
Remove any burned clothing.
Cover the burn with a clean, dry dressing.
Get medical help for serious burns.
Doing the following will minimize burns:
cooling the burn with cool water,
removing any burned clothing,
covering the burn with a clean, dry dressing, and
getting medical help for serious burns.
Bullets or Numbers?
To program your VCR,
set your T.V. to Channel 3.
press the program button on your VCR remote control.
using the arrow keys, highlight the date box.
using the fast forward or reverse keys, key in the date upon which you wish to record a program.
Bullets or Numbers?
By observing the Seven Cs of effective technical communications listed below, you can ensure that your technical writing serves a purpose:
concision and clarity
concrete specific language
Punctuation After the Lead-in?
If the lead-in is a full sentence, use a colon.
If the lead-in is not a full sentence, use the punctuation you normally would.
We must be aware of the following procedures:
We must be aware of
Use one kind of bullet style only
Things to do on rainy days: going to a movie, read, venues where you’re already wet like water slides, go for coffee with a friend, studying.
I like doing many things on rainy days:
Going to a movie
Going to venues where you’re already wet like water slides
Going for coffee with a friend
Before submitting your illustrated report, proof read carefully for the following: make sure your headings are scannable, consistent, and informative, correctly formatted lists, all graphics should have labels or captions, readable gulps of text, use 12 point font for running text though you may use a larger font for headings, pagination, eliminating copyedit errors.
Your illustrated report should have
headings that are scannable, consistent, and informative
correctly formatted lists
graphics with labels or captions,
readable gulps of text
12 point font for running text
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Worked on newspaper design
Working on a weekly newspaper, assisted programmers in design of a program to translate computer generated ads into full-page compositions by advising them on how typesetting works.