1 Explore – Smartphone-based Activities: Put your investigative skills to the test with these quick interactive activities. Dig deeper into key concepts and understand how they might relate to your own research project via guided website searches and online discussion questions.

20.1 The impact of your ToC

Go to Google Books and search your discipline/field of choice + books. Open the table of contents of the first three books you see. How do these contents impact your understanding of the book? Consider aspects like subheadings, numbering, language, and chapter title lengths.

Which of the books do you think is more approachable, based on its table of contents? Why?

Are you able to summarize what the books are about solely based on the contents? Why or why not?