how to structure an appendix

how to structure an appendix

how to structure an appendix

All information, methods, data, diagrams and maps, whether obtained or based on the work of others, must be acknowledged using one of the referencing styles recommended for engineering. To learn more, see Academic integrity or the Citing and referencing Library guide.
From the body of the report:

Talk to your advisor if you have material that you are not certain about. They should be able to provide guidance about what should be included in an Appendix. Also, consult your chosen style guide about and appropriate content and formatting considerations.
Items that might be included:

  • The appendices follow the reference list.
  • They are lettered “Appendix A,” “Appendix B,” “Appendix C,” and so forth. If you have only one appendix, however, simply label it Appendix.
  • Put figures and tables in separate appendices. The appendix title serves as the title for a table if it is the only table in the appendix.
  • If you decide that certain figures and tables should appear in the same appendix, number them A1, A2, A3, and so forth, according to the appendix in which they appear.
  • The materials in the appendix must not extend beyond the margins of the rest of the paper: Reduce the appendix materials as needed.

APA 7 addresses appendices and supplemental materials in Section 2.14 and on page 41:

  • raw data
  • more detailed descriptions of your methods or equipment
  • formulae
  • calculations
  • more detailed results

An Appendix or Appendices are only used to put in specific details of your experiment which are not necessary for understanding the main purpose and outcomes of your experiment eg:

References:

http://shsulibraryguides.org/thesisguide/appendix
http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/other/appendices
http://learningcentre.usyd.edu.au/wrise/civil_engineering/overall_stucture/os_appendix.html
http://www.wikihow.com/Write-up-a-Science-Experiment

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