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How to Make a List

How-to guides often use numbered procedures. Recipes are a common example of this format. Careful timing is required to boil your egg to the perfect consistency. If you leave the egg in too long, you'll have an overcooked, green-tinged yoke. Too short and your egg may be underdone.

To boil an egg
  1. Put eggs in a pot and cover by an inch with cold water.
  2. Over medium-high heat, bring the water to a boil.
  3. When the water boils, turn the water off, cover the pot, and set a timer for 10 minutes.