Words

Headings & Lists

You might think breaking thoughts into a list requires less effort, but it’s important that the relationship between those items remains clear.

Organizing ideas as short bullets under a clear headline is a great way to make better sense of non-label text.

Things to Keep in Mind

  • In a perfect world, every list will have at least three bullets.
  • Be sure to style all three bullets the same (e.g., either all or none are complete sentences).
  • Parallel structure is required.
  • If the list is a set of steps, use numbers instead of bullets.