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Bullet List Practice

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Word bullet options

 

Review vertical lists:  Bulleted Lists

 

 

 

Practice 1 – 2

Fix the Bullet List

 

 

  1. Select the response from the list that best completes the sentence. 
  2. Compare your response to the feedback by clicking the "check" button.

 

1.
STYLE: VERTICAL LIST (informal)

My hobbies are
  • swimming
  • horseback riding
  • cycling
  • soccer










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My hobbies are:

  • swimming
  • horseback riding
  • cycling
  • soccer

Chicago Manual of Style

My hobbies are:

    – Swimming.
    – Horseback riding.
    – Cycling.
    – Playing soccer.

AP Style

 

 

2.
STYLE: VERTICAL LIST (resumé)

My previous jobs include
  • an assistant to a city mayor
  • a director of a non-profit organization
  • a board member of a disaster relief program










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My  previous jobs include:

  • assistant to a city mayor
  • director of a non-profit organization
  • board member of SPARTA

Chicago Manual of Style - does not capitalize the initial word or use punctuation in short phrases.

My previous jobs include:

  • Assistant to a city mayor
  • Director of a non-profit organization
  • Board member of a disaster relief program

Optionally capitalize short (word, phrase) list items.

My previous jobs include:

  • Assistant to Mayor Newsome, Mayor of San Francisco;
  • Director of  Resolve, a non-profit organization;
  • Board Member, Hand in Need, a disaster relief program.

Capitalize job titles. Use semicolons for list items in which commas are already present.

 

 

 

 

Practice 3 – 4

Fix the Bullet List

 

3.
STYLE: VERTICAL LIST (resumé)

I have participated in several national service programs
  • I have worked on the Shoreline Clean-up Project
  • I work with Habitat for Humanity
  • I spent a year in the Peace Corp







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I have participated in several national service programs:

  • I have worked on the Shoreline Clean-up Project.
  • I work with Habitat for Humanity.
  • I spent a year in the Peace Corp.

AP and Chicago Manual of Stylecapitalize initial word and use periods after sentence list items.

 

4.
STYLE: VERTICAL LIST (resumé)

My tasks were 
  • to make a database
  • add names to the database
  • sending out newsletters









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My tasks were:

  • to make a database
  • to add names to the database
  • to send out newsletters

All styles use parallel word forms as list items:  to make/ to add/ to send or make/ add/ send or making/ adding/ sending.

 

I had three tasks:  (Phrase as a complete sentence.)

  • To make a database
  • To add names to the database
  • To send out newsletters

This option, shown in the Chicago Manual of Style, capitalizes list items that are longer phrases.  In contrast, AP uses periods after each list item.

 

 

 

 

Practice 5 – 6

Fix the Bullet List

 

 

 

5.
STYLE: VERTICAL LIST (mission / advertising)

Our service philosophy is as follows
  • to serve attentively
  • to assist with a smile
  • show respect
  • to our customers










Solution 5 (Click to Show. Double-click to Hide.)

 

Our service philosophy is as follows:

  • To serve attentively
  • To assist with a smile
  • To show respect
  • To value our customers

Chicago Manual of Style  Note – "to" can be omitted.  It is unlikely that either Chicago Manual or AP would put "to" at the end of the introductory phrase because of the "split infinitive" issue.

Our service philosophy is as follows:  
      To serve attentively.
      To assist with a smile.
      To show respect.
      To value our customers.

AP Style – use dashes, capitals and periods.

 

 

 

6.
STYLE: VERTICAL LIST (instructions)

To remove a lid from a jar that is stuck
  • place the lid under hot water for ten seconds
  • gently tap the lid against a hard surface
  • place a rubber glove around the lid
  • then you twist the lid off









 


Solution 6 (Click to Show. Double-click to Hide.)

 

To remove a lid from a jar that is stuck:

  1. Place the lid under hot water for ten seconds.
  2. Gently tap the lid against a hard surface.
  3. Place a rubber glove around the lid.
  4. Twist the lid off.

AP and Chicago Manual of Style – capitalize initial word and use periods after sentence list items.

To remove a lid from a jar that is stuck:

  1. place the lid under hot water for ten seconds;
  2. gently tap the lid against a hard surface;
  3. place a rubber glove around the lid;
  4. twist the lid off.
 

 

 

 

Practice 7– 8

Punctuate the Bullet List

 

 

 

7.
LIST STYLE : advertising


Zip Airline offers
  • more leg room
  • in flight entertainment
  • beverage and meal service
  • and the lowest fares any where










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Zip Airline offers

  • more leg room
  • in flight entertainment
  • beverage and meal service
  • lowest fares any where

Bullet lists in advertising are often shown free of punctuation to improve the visual appeal (an uncluttered, cleaner look) .

Zip Airline offers

  • More leg room
  • In flight entertainment
  • Beverage and meal service
  • Lowest fares any where

This option, shown in the Chicago Manual of Style, capitalizes list items that are longer phrases.

 

 

8.
LIST STYLE:  Slide Show presentation

The elements of email etiquette
  • General Format
  • Writing long messages
  • Attachments
  • The Curse of Surprises
  • Flaming
  • Delivering Bad news
  • Electronic mailing lists








Solution 8 (Click to Show. Double-click to Hide.)

 

The elements of email etiquette: (This informal style makes no attempt to make a complete sentence.)

  • general format
  • writing long messages
  • attachments
  • the curse of surprises
  • flaming
  • delivering bad news
  • electronic mailing lists

Chicago Manual of Style – does not capitalize initial word or use punctuation in short phrases.

The elements of email etiquette are:

  • general format 
  • writing long messages
  • attachments
  • the curse of surprises
  • flaming
  • delivering bad news
  • electronic mailing lists

Chicago Manual of Style – suggests using a complete grammatical sentence. The introduction attempts to make a complete statement with each list item.

 

 

 

 

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ONE OPTION OTHER OPTION(S)

1.   My hobbies are:

  • swimming
  • horseback riding
  • cycling
  • soccer

Chicago Manual of Style

 

My hobbies are:

    –  Swimming.
    –  Horseback riding.
    –  Cycling.
    –  Playing soccer.

AP Style

 

2.  My  previous jobs include:

  • assistant to a city mayor
  • director of a non-profit organization
  • board member of a disaster relief program

Chicago Manual of Style - does not capitalize the initial word or use punctuation in short phrases.

My previous jobs include:

  • Assistant to a city mayor
  • Director of a non-profit organization
  • Board member of a disaster relief program

I have had various jobs, for example:

  • Assistant to Mayor Newsome, Mayor of San Francisco;
  • Director of  Resolve, a non-profit organization;
  • Board Member, Hand in Need, a disaster relief program.

Capitalize list job titles. In a punctuated list, use semicolons for list items in which commas are already present.

3.   I have participated in several national service programs:

  • I have worked on the Shoreline Clean-up Project.
  • I work with Habitat for Humanity.
  • I spent a year in the Peace Corp.

AP and Chicago Manual of Stylecapitalize initial word and use periods after sentence list items.

 

 

4.   My tasks were: 

  • to make a database
  • to add names to the database
  • to send out newsletters

All styles use parallel word forms as list items:  to make/ to add/ to send or make/ add/ send or making/ adding/ sending.

 

I had three tasks: / My tasks were the following: (Phrase as a complete sentence.)

  • To make a database
  • To add names to the database
  • To send out newsletters

This option, shown in the Chicago Manual of Style, capitalizes list items that are longer phrases.  In contrast, AP uses periods after each list item.   

5.   Our service philosophy is:

  • To serve attentively
  • To assist with a smile
  • To show respect
  • To value our customers

Chicago Manual of Style  Note – "to" can be omitted.  It is unlikely that either Chicago Manual or AP would put "to" at the end of the introductory phrase because of the "split infinitive" issue.

 

Our service philosophy is as follows:  
    – To serve attentively.
    – To assist with a smile.
    – To show respect.
    – To value our customers.

AP Style – use dashes, capitals and periods.

6.   To remove a lid from a jar that is stuck:

  1. Place the lid under hot water for ten seconds.
  2. Gently tap the lid against a hard surface.
  3. Use a rubber glove to twist the lid off.

AP and Chicago Manual of Style – capitalize initial word and use periods after sentence list items.

 

 

 

 

7.   Zip Airline offers

  • more leg room
  • in flight entertainment
  • beverage and meal service
  • lowest fares any where

Bullet lists in advertising are often shown free of punctuation to improve the visual appeal (an uncluttered, cleaner look) .

 

Zip Airline offers

  • More leg room
  • In flight entertainment
  • Beverage and meal service
  • Lowest fares any where

This option, shown in the Chicago Manual of Style, capitalizes list items that are longer phrases.  

8.   The elements of email etiquette: (This informal style makes no attempt to make a complete sentence.)

  • general format
  • writing long messages
  • attachments
  • the curse of surprises
  • flaming
  • delivering bad news
  • electronic mailing lists

Chicago Manual of Style – does not capitalize initial word or use punctuation in short phrases.

 

The elements of email etiquette are:

  • general format 
  • writing long messages
  • attachments
  • the curse of surprises
  • flaming
  • delivering bad news
  • electronic mailing lists

Chicago Manual of Style – suggests using a complete grammatical sentence. The introduction attempts to make a complete statement with each list item.