Table of Contents Menu!
One of the most underrated of all its relatives is the Table of Contents menu found at the beginning of modern publications - print or electronic.
Select three of your textbooks and compare their Tables of Contents.
List at least four features they have in common. These may include:
- usual placement at outset of book
- menu in page sequence
- page numbers to right side
- an annotation of contents per chapter
- chapter or subject order
- lists of index(es) and other extra-textual material.
What interesting fact(s) did you discover that you didn’t know before about any of your textbooks' organization?
What improvements can you make to one of the Tables of Contents you examined?
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