Vertical Lists, Bullets
Q. I’m an editor for a training department. In our instructional material we often have long lists of objectives. Using Chicago’s 6.124 standard for vertical lists makes them a little hard to read. Do you have an alternate suggestion? The instructional designers feel that it takes away from the meaning of the objectives when we reword the lead-in to be a complete sentence. For example, they don’t like “At the completion of this module you will complete the following.” They don’t like it because instructionally you’re not always “completing” something. Other ideas?
Q. When creating an outline for a research paper, does each object in the list regardless of hierarchy need to be a complete sentence?