Sunday, August 06, 2006

Footnotes or endnotes?

I used to like endnotes better than footnotes. I liked having the page clean. Sometimes those footnotes could take up more than half the page in some academic works. Endnotes collects them all at the back of the book (or sometimes at the back of the chapter).

However, nowadays I think I like footnotes better. Sometimes the page may seem more cluttered, but that's part of the charm. I especially like when the notes are done by symbols rather than numbers. My favorite kind of footnotes are explanatory, which I would often miss when they were collected at the end.

5 comments:

Timotheos Prologizes said...

Yeah!!!! Footnotes rock, baby!!!

Adam said...

Oh my gosh footnotes PLEASE!!! I can't STAND flipping all over the place looking for the notes. AH!

dopel said...

I agree,footnotes definately better.

Jody said...

Footnotes all the way!

dopel said...

With all the issues you bring up THIS is what we get fired up about---go figure! Ha!