|#1 ||Start each bullet with a lowercase letter when the bullet completes the introductory stem. ||When making bullet lists, you should: |
- follow these simple rules
- ask Language Service, if you are in doubt about the rules.
|#2 ||Start each bullet with an uppercase letter when the bullet character is a letter or number. ||When writing a research paper, always remember: |
- Correct language use
|#3 ||Use a period (or other full stop) after every bullet that is a sentence. ||When making a bullet list, you should check the following: |
- Is the punctuation correct?
- Are the sentences in parallel structures?
- Does the bullet list create an overview?
|#4 ||Always (as a general rule) use a period after the final bullet point (when the sentences in the bullet list are not full sentences). ||When making a bullet list, you should not: |
- use commas between the bullets
- use periods after the bullets unless they are full sentences.
|#5 ||Don’t use commas between the bullets/don’t write ’and’ or ’or’ between the two final bullets in the list. ||A bullet list |
- creates overview
- can break up large blocks of text to make reading easier and
- can be used to highlight important messages in a text.
|#6 ||The sentences should be in parallel structures to ensure linguistic uniformity and consistency across the text. ||Read our language tip on parallelism. |