How to Write a Thesis

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.27 hours)
Product Number: Z100102872
Released: Oct 13, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781469061825
Narrator/s: Sean Pratt
Publisher: Gildan Media, Inc
Please log in to view pricing

Description

By the time Umberto Eco published his best-selling novel The Name of the Rose, he was one of Italy's most celebrated intellectuals, a distinguished academic and the author of influential works on semiotics. Some years before that, in 1977, Eco published a little book for his students, How to Write a Thesis, in which he offered useful advice on all the steps involved in researching and writing a thesis—from choosing a topic to organizing a work schedule to writing the final draft. Now in its twenty-third edition in Italy and translated into seventeen languages, How to Write a Thesis has become a classic. Remarkably, this is its first, long overdue publication in English. Eco's approach is anything but dry and academic. He not only offers practical advice but also considers larger questions about the value of the thesis-writing exercise. How to Write a Thesis is unlike any other writing manual. It reads like a novel. It is opinionated. It is frequently irreverent, sometimes polemical, and often hilarious. Eco advises students how to avoid "thesis neurosis" and he answers the important question "Must You Read Books?" He reminds students "You are not Proust" and "Write everything that comes into your head, but only in the first draft." Of course, there was no Internet in 1977, but Eco's index card research system offers important lessons about critical thinking and information curating for students of today who may be burdened by Big Data.

x-large
Author(s): Umberto Eco
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2015

This title is part of (or scheduled to be part of) the following subscriptions:

RBdigital Audio Pay Per Circ Subscription - GildanMedia titles

All formats/editions

CD
x-large
Author(s): Umberto Eco
Narrator(s): Sean Pratt
Product Number DD30843
Released: Feb 21, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Gildan Media
ISBN: #9781469003627

Sign up for our email newsletter