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Answered By: Jeneen LaSee-Willemssen
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2016     Views: 1364

How you put your timeline into your Humanities paper is probably a matter of the size, purpose, and function of your timeline. Read below for general guidelines, BUT be sure to read your assignment's instructions AND ask your instructor for his/her guidance before you proceed!

  • A smallish timeline that is more like an image, chart, or figure; and that is used to illustrate one point you are making in one part of your paper (rather than many parts) is probably best included in the text of the paper itself.
    • This is the type of timeline you might want to use Smart Art to create.
  • A large timeline that takes up a whole page or even several pages and that is referred to throughout the paper or informs the content of the whole paper might be included as an appendix.
    • According to the APA Style Blog (2013), when you refer to your appendix in your paper, you can do so in one of two ways:
      • As part of the narrative: "Appendix B contains the words used in our experiment."
      • As part of a parentheses: "The experimenter gave each participant a list consisting of words with two meanings, depending on the context in which they are used (see Appendix B)."


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