There's no need to re-invent the wheel -- we've been testing and tweaking our handout templates for years. Put our research to work for you today, with this free handout template!
Here's how it breaks down.
Title: Yes, you need a catchy title. Choose something short, clear, and memorable. Follow it with a subtitle that highlights the main point of the handout in more detail.
Main Points: This is where you offer the most important information on your subject. You can use bold text to highlight key points or the subject of each paragraph. Bulleted lists can also be useful. These help people break down information into manageable pieces.
Illustrations: Whether it's a chart, graph, picture, or drawing, it's a good idea to include some art in order to appeal to a wide range of learning styles.
Sidebar: Do you have a point that you’d like to expand upon? Or maybe a related subject to highlight? A sidebar is the place for that. It's also a great spot for a "For More Information" section or collection of web links.
All right, then it's time to move on to the next phase.
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Stephanie Ronco has been editing in a professional capacity for the past 10 years. In addition to her work as an editor, Ronco has also served as a ghostwriter and writing tutor. A voracious reader, Ronco loves watching language evolve and change. When she’s not delving into her latest project, Ronco can be found teaching acting classes, performing in community theater, or sailing with her husband.