Author: Ron Graham
List Outline Checklist
—Do it right, do it well
This checklist helps you ensure that your list outline is done properly.
GENERIC THEME —Does this narrow the broad topic to suggest a list?
SPECIFIC THEME —Did I look for key words and phrases?
WORKING TITLE —Does this nicely combine the two themes?
THE LIST —Does each item or point answer to the working title?
POINTS —Does each point have a clear relationship to the other points?
SIMPLICITY —Are my points parts of a whole, not whole lessons?
LESSON LENGTH —Do I have too many points for one lesson?
SPLITTING —Should I split the list into a series of lessons?
ORDER —Are my points arranged in the best logical order?
CLARITY —Can I indicate, state, and relate these points clearly?
TRANSITION —Can I move smoothly from one point to the next?
PROVING —Is each item able to be substantiated convincingly?
TIME —Will too many points require elaboration and illustration?
SUBSTITUTE TITLE —Is my working title too dull as a real title?
PURPOSE —Does the outline accomplish the purpose I had in mind?