In a formal piece, is it appropriate to write a list, especially one of descriptions? It's the easiest way to get information across sometimes, especially on a tight word limit.
For example, if I had to describe a person, could I say these (would it be too non-creative and boring or is it okay?):
He was a sophomore, a student from the Bagong school in Fujian.
His parents were a successful, rich couple, which led to his great education.
He was tall, skinny, with near-black eyes and rectangular glasses- very much like me.