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    Question How to write learning outcomes in a book?

    Hi teachers!
    I'd like to know the rules of writing learning outcomes in a book. Is the following way correct?

    At the end of the acdemic session, children will be able to:
    (1) speak in front of a large gathering.
    (2) take part in group discussions.
    (3) become a good multimedia presenter.

    Question 1- Should we use colon (:) in the first sentence e.g. "will be able to:"?
    Question 2- Should we use small letters in the second, third etc. sentences which are given numbers 1,2,3 etc.?
    Question 3- Should we use full stop at the end of each sentence (given number) as I've done in my original sentences or should we use semicolon at the end of each sentence but put the full stop at the end of last one?
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    Re: How to write learning outcomes in a book?

    The colon is fine.

    I would omit punctuation in your list, unless you reline the items onto one line:

    At the end of the academic session, children will be able to (1) speak in front of a large gathering, (2) take part in group discussions, and (3) become a good multimedia presenter.

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    Question Re: How to write learning outcomes in a book?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    The colon is fine.

    I would omit punctuation in your list, unless you reline the items onto one line:

    At the end of the academic session, children will be able to (1) speak in front of a large gathering, (2) take part in group discussions, and (3) become a good multimedia presenter.
    Thank you very very much for your answer but I'm afraid I don't get the answer properly. Do you mean that the way I wrote my sentences is completely wrong? Learning outcomes are acctually printed in an entire page [in a book] soon after the introduction page. You know it very well. Don't you? Would that, then, be ok to write only one or two lines in an entire page? Well, why I got confused is that someone told me to start each sentence (in the list) with capital letter and put semicolon at the end of each sentence except for the last one. We have to put full stop at the end of the last sentence just because the statement ( or you may call it description) is now complete.
    Looking forward to your answer
    Best regards!
    Dawood

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