A table of contents is a very important element of any long document. When I was a student I’d always write it out myself which would take a long time and would often have the odd incorrect page number. (I wonder if any of my teachers noticed?)
Nowadays your computer can write out the TOC for you. If you’re using Apple Pages follow these steps to make it.
1. Create a document using styles.
Use a paragraph style like Heading 1 to indicate the chapter or section titles of your document.
2. Insert the table of contents.
Click the beginning of the document and choose Insert > “Table of Contents” from the menu bar.
3. Edit the table of contents.
In the Inspector window that opens, select the styles you want to appear in the table of contents.