Modern journalism strives to make it easy for the reader to read quickly, so bullet points (or dot lists) are frequently used.
It’s boring to read through a paragraph that is “listing things”:
The conference’s consumer topics included electricity tariffs, rip-off loans, extended warranties, mortgage deals to avoid, child trust funds, anti-virus software and travel insurance.
I urge you to use “bullet points” (also known as “dot lists”).
They look like this:
The conference’s consumer topics included:
- Electricity tariffs
- Rip-off loans
- Extended warranties
- Mortgage deals to avoid
- Child trust funds
- Anti-virus software
- Travel insurance
So consider making bullet points (or dot lists).
Instructions for inserting bullet lists or dot points in Microsoft Word (and for just about every other program)
- write each word or words on a separate line
- highlight the lines (as per the picture above)
- click the bullet point icon
- tada. Your bullet points will be created, each line gets a bullet