Use bullet points and minimal punctuation (ie no commas or semicolons at the end of list items, unless it is a list with 'or'/'and' at the end of an item).
Use numerals if a bullet point is not suitable (eg if it is a list of three reasons to study law or the items need to be referenced later in the document).
list with complete sentences
the introductory sentence has a full stop and each list item has an initial capital and a full stop
The university held a number of events this year to mark the occasion.
- UTS experts discussed research and innovation.
- The library held a seminar on creativity.
- Students participated in an international leadership forum.
list with an introductory line
the introductory sentence has a colon to introduce the list and each list item begins with a lower case and a full stop for the last item in the list
each item must make sense when read with the introductory line
The curriculum subjects on offer include:
- a number of history subjects
- a number of arts subjects
- an occasional teacher education subject.
list with 'or'/'and'
use a colon to introduce the list, a comma before 'or'/'and' and a full stop at the end of the last item in the list
Students can choose either:
- a history subject, or
- a teacher education subject.
Admission requirements include:
- a satisfactory pass in Italian
- a pass in English, and
- work experience.
levels of indentation
there are two main ways of indenting lists: using symbols (eg bullet points) or using figures (eg numbers)
use bullet points for the first level and en dashes (–) for the second level
or use numbers for the first level and lower case letters for the second level
use roman numerals if the list goes to a third level
Students must enrol in:
five other subjects.
- one major and one sub-major
- the major must be in accounting or law
- full-time, or
- the sub-major must be in business or finance