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What is the difference between Table of Contents and Index?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Sep 26, 2020

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W. Mocroft

W. Mocroft

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W. Mocroft, Philanthropist, Master Degree in International Business, Las Vegas

Answered Aug 29, 2019

Table of Contents, also known as TOC, will list down the various parts of the book or the document that is being discussed. This can make it easier for you to determine which page you are going to check next, especially when you are trying to look for a particular area.

Table of Contents, also known as TOC, will list down the various parts of the book or the document
The index will be composed of some of the essential words that can be seen throughout the book or the document complete with the description of the words. This will make it easier for the person to understand what the words mean so that they can understand the text better. Any document can have an index, but not all documents will have a table of contents.

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Larry Thornton

Larry Thornton

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Larry Thornton, Student, MBA, Los Angles

Answered Jun 13, 2019

There is no way you would check a book most especially textbook and there will not be anything like table of contents and index. Table of contents and index are a bit different from each other. Table of contents is very important in a book because it contains a list of titles of the parts of a book or document, organized in the order in which the parts appear. In the table of contents, you will see different chapters as they follow one another in a book, those chapters are arranged with numbers.

There is no way you would check a book most especially textbook and there will not be anything like
Table of contents is usually at the beginning part of a book before you get to the details of the book. While index is also important in a book because it deals with the alphabetical listing of various topics discussed in a book. This gives the opportunity to easily locate a topic you want to read without going through much stress. And it is always located at the end of a book

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