Using Lists in an Essay

by Greg

In writing a good essay with several points, is it more professional to list multiple items as bullet points, or to put them into sentences and fit them into a paragraph?

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Nov 04, 2015
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Good
by: Anonymous

You can use lists as long as the expected reader is not confused and bogged down by it.

Nov 04, 2015
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Good
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That's good one post.

Nov 02, 2015
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very thankful
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I am very thankful to writer that tell us how I am writing a good essay with several points.

Oct 30, 2015
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Oct 28, 2015
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Writing Guidelines
by: Chaya Crepeau

For a professional look you must at least try to understand some writing tips and immediately consult with some good writers and their blogs there you would find much of the relevant piece of ideas which will make you more successful in this way.

Oct 07, 2015
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I do agree with all of the ideas you have offered to your post.

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No Bullets in Essays
by: Linda Aragoni

The traditional essay is a formal writing genre. It does not permit bullets or even such casual usages as contractions. However, (there's always a however in discussions of writing), the place where you intend to publish your essay may not be so formal.
Check the writer's guidelines to be sure.

If you are writing an academic essay for a college course, visit any reputable university online writing lab website for information about standards. (The OWL at Purdue University is one of the outstanding ones.)


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