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Dr. Patricia Harms BA401 1 Creating effective lists Patricia Harms, PhD Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Dr. Patricia Harms BA401 2 Use lists to increase accessibility Highlight key information Provide an overview of items that need little explanation Use numbers if the number or sequence of the items matters
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Dr. Patricia Harms BA401 3 If a list contains more than four items, set it off from the sentence in a vertical lists. (By the way: you can also choose to create a vertical list with less than four items.) Horizontal lists
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Dr. Patricia Harms BA401 4 Use lists with caution Too much information in list form will decrease the readability of your document. (Why? Because when you put items in a list, you strip out the information that shows relationships. Unrelated items are harder to remember.)
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Dr. Patricia Harms BA401 5 Lists, continued Numbers used in a horizontal list will stand out better if you surround them by parentheses than if you use a period.
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