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Author Eco, Umberto.

Title How to write a thesis / by Umberto Eco ; translated by Caterina Mongiat Farina & Geoff Farina.

Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [2015]

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Uniform title Come si fa una tesi di laurea. English.
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The definition and purpose of the thesis : What is a thesis and why is it required? ; For whom is this book written? ; The usefulness of a thesis after graduation ; Four obvious rules for choosing a thesis topic -- Choosing the topic : Monograph or survey? ; Historical or theoretical? ; Ancient or contemporary? ; How long does it take to write a thesis? ; Is it necessary to know foreign languages? ; "Scientific" or political? : What does it mean to be scientific? ; Writing about direct social experience ; Treating a "journalistic" topic with scientific accuracy ; How to avoid being exploited by your advisor -- Conducting research ; The availability of primary and secondary sources : What are the sources of a scientific work? ; Direct and indirect sources ; Bibliographical research : How to use the library ; Managing your sources with the bibliographic index card file ; Documentation guidelines ; An experiment in the library of Alessandria ; Must you read books?: If so, what should you read first? -- The work plan and the index card : The table of contents as a working hypothesis ; Index cards and notes : various types of index cards and their purpose ; Organizing the primary sources ; The importance of readings index cards ; Academic humility -- Writing the thesis : The audience ; How to write ; Quotations : When and how to quote: 10 rules ; Quotes, paraphrases, and plagiarism ; Footnotes : The purpose of footnotes ; The notes and bibliography system ; The author-date system ; Instructions, traps, and conventions ; Academic pride -- The final draft : Formatting the thesis : Margins and spaces ; Underlining and capitalization ; Sections ; Quotation marks and other signs ; Transliterations and diacritics ; Punctuation, foreign accents and abbreviations ; Some miscellaneous advice ; The final bibliography ; The appendices ; The table of contents -- Conclusions.
Summary Umberto Eco's wise and witty guide to researching and writing a thesis, published in English for the first time.
Other author Mongiat Farina, Caterina, translator.
Farina, Geoff, translator.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Dissertations, Academic.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780262328753
0262328755
9780262527132
0262527138
9780262328760
0262328763