Bullet points are a common way to communicate ideas in an easy-to-read, bite-size format. There are a number of ways you can utilize bullet points to benefit you most. Start by conceptualizing each bullet point as a headline, encouraging the reader to move toward the middle – the “meat” – of your post. Keeping your bullet points symmetrical (and parallel) with each other will ensure your sentences flow and your sentences stay clear and simple. Remember, bullet points are intended to be fragments; if you’d like complete sentences, you can utilize a numbered list instead.
- Bullet points can be boring and unnecessary, or exciting and enticing to readers.
- Using grammatical parallelism in your bullet points is an easy way to make them more intriguing.
- First, aim to make bullet points clear, and then try to make them fascinating.
“Put a little more time and effort into making yours fascinating (or, at minimum, crystal clear and beneficial), and you’ll see your response increase.”