Source: Get Proofed
Published: June 2020
How to use an Appendix
Circulated: November 19, 2020
An appendix can help you include background information about a topic without weighing your writing down with all of the facts and figures within the text.
What to put in an Appendix + an example
- Graphs, charts, and tables.
Example: Tables showing the number of Amazon Prime customers grouped by age and billing country.
- Raw test data or results.
Example: Data about how control and experimental versions of a payment experience impacted conversion rates (an A/B test).
- Photo or screenshot.
Example: A social media post written by a customer with a negative experience.
Example: Architecture diagrams visualizing the AWS services used in your application.
- Survey questions and results.
Example: Net Promoter Score survey responses from customers who attended the webinar, including their open-ended responses.
- Full text (e.g. email, blog post).
Example: A press release from 1997 when Amazon launched e-mail gift certificates.
Example: The location of a construction site that will one day be a state-of-the-art fulfillment center.