Ordering Your List Copy

Once you have your list, you’ll need to decide how to order it.

You can order it:


Ask yourself what happened first, what happened second, and what happened next.

In Order of Importance

Ask yourself what is the most critical for the reader to know first, in an ascending or descending order.


Ask yourself if one item logically follows or leads to the next.

An Order that Will Make Sense to the Reader

Ask yourself if changing the order will help the reader gain clarity.