Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Come si fa una tesi di laurea” as Want to Read:
Come si fa una tesi di laurea
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Come si fa una tesi di laurea

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  782 ratings  ·  79 reviews
Cos'è una tesi di laurea e a che cosa serve; la scelta dell'argomento; la ricerca del materiale; il piano di lavoro e la schedatura; la stesura; la redazione definitiva; conclusioni.
Published (first published 1977)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Come si fa una tesi di laurea, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Come si fa una tesi di laurea

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 2,187)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
*I received a free ARC of How to Write a Thesis from MIT Press via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

ARC received on November 10th 2014.

When I saw that this has been translated to English, I requested it straight away. As a grad student, I'll take all the help I can get in writing a thesis that will make sense and help me get my MA.
Para alguien que, como yo, aun está pensando en el tema de sus tesis y tiene algo así como un semestre para empezar a trabajarle en serio este puede ser un gran libro. Quizás cuando escriba mi tesis me voy a dar cuenta de que todo lo que Eco afirma y aconseja es falso y contraproducente, lo cual dudo, pero en cualquier caso eso no será sino dentro de un buen tiempo. Por ahora quiero dirigirme al estudiante que se encuentra en una situación similar a la mía.

Desde que empecé a pensar en serio en u
Posted on my book blog.

I'm currently enrolled in a Master's program and about to start working on my thesis in Museum Studies. Since I used to be a Medicine student, I'm more familiar with scientific research, so I wanted a book that was more focused on other kinds of works. This one by Umberto Eco seems to be regarded as the authority in the matter.

It was a nice read (even if the author can seem rather unorthodox at times) and overall quite useful. I read an older edition so the research chapte
Do not expect this book to tell you what to put in your thesis, or what to do with your life.

A wonderful little book that, while not being essential reading, imbues the reader with a quiet enthusiasm for the difficulties, complexities, and pleasures of researching and drafting a thesis. There are some pieces of advice that, for me, are particularly worth committing to memory (‘Write everything that comes into your head, but only in the first draft’, for example, and ‘Do not play the solitary g
Reading How to Write a Thesis by Umberto Eco, even an ‘updated’ version in this MIT Press edition, felt like a sweet exercise in futility. There’s something folksy and quaint about being told how to put notes on index cards and properly organize them and being given tips for using the library and talking to librarians. (Not too surprising, as Eco wrote this in the late seventies—almost forty years ago!) But with over twenty-three editions and countless translations, there’s something to be sai ...more
Alexandra Rolo
Para quem está em mestrado este é um dos livros a ler. Já tinha lido quando estava na FLUL por recomendação de um colega e agora decidi voltar a pegar nele para ver se alguma ideia brilhante me vinha à mente (para um trabalho de metodologias).
É uma leitura leve e que se faz em poucas horas. Ajuda muito o facto de ser também uma leitura extremamente divertida. Pessoalmente adoro os dois primeiros parágrafos que falam dos agradecimentos aos orientadores e também do pormenor de que devemos usar o o
Aug 13, 2015 Gretel rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Every academic
Eco’s Wie man eine wissenschaftliche Abschlußarbeit schreibt is a basic read for students entering the final stages of their studies. Actually, the text should be mandatory for those entering university, it’s so elementary and important!
It’s an introduction with clear and helpful information with positive and negative examples, explaining why something has to/needs to be done, and other things should absolutely be avoided. It helps that the usually very dry, boring, and overly correct way of “H
Umberto Eco wrote this book in 1977, after he noticed that increased access to higher education in Italy had created a mass of students who needed to write a thesis to graduate, yet had not received adequate instructions in how to undertake and complete such a project. Perhaps many of these students, from working class backgrounds, felt that to ask about these particulars would reveal the discrepancies between them and their more elite classmates. Eco himself barely mentions the sociological spe ...more
A pesar de su edad, el texto se conserva fresco y, lo que es más importante, aún resulta útil. Lo peor: a pesar de sus nueve reimpresiones, aun no se ha dignado la editorial a corregir los errores ortográficos y ortotipográficos. No cuesta tanto y lo merece
Additional tip: Instead of spending valuable time reading a book on how to write your thesis, actually write it.
I have this in Danish and used it a lot when I wrote my thesis years ago.
Even though I finished my dissertation last year, I picked this up when I saw it because I love Umberto Eco!! I had a hard time rating it:
Five stars because, as always, he writes clearly and beautifully.
Two stars because it is dated, having been written before the internet advent.
Five stars because there are actually examples of index note cards and I so remember writing them in high school and college - not exactly fondly remember, but they are useful. And I still use paper-and-pen notes.
Not to be confused with the "School of Life" series of How-to books! .... I haven't any plans to write a thesis in the foreseeable future, but this was a quirky albeit dull glimpse of Eco's approach to academic scholarship.
Eco delineates the importance of an effectively researched thesis (or dissertation): step-by-step in an accessible, thoughtfully-formatted text that spans Humanities research projects, but is also adaptable and useful for all other fields of study. Eco's practical guide is essential for all students writing theses. I only wish I had this available when I was a senior undergrad. A must read.
Това е най-забавната, полезна и интересна книга, която съм прочела за последните 2 години. Може би и повече. Иска ми се да ми беше попаднала в началото на моето студентстване, а може би дори в последната година на гимназията. Много ненужни страдания биха били избегнати.
Препоръчвам я на всички, които тепърва започват да учат, още не са завършили, или пък са към края.

Освен това, съм пробвала да чета преди това друго от Умберто Еко: Името на розата и Баудолино и не ми се получи. Тоя автор съм го з
I punti di forza di questo "agile volumetto" (cit.) sono sicuramente il fornire un metodo di lavoro serio e una struttura che, se seguita, non fa perdere tempo allo studente sotto tesi. Ottima la parte della citazione bibliografica e le note a piè di pagina.
Allora perché solo 3 stelle? Perché il volume è datato. Considerando che tutti o quasi hanno un pc e una connessione a Internet, non aver pensato a un'edizione riveduta e corretta è quanto meno fastidioso (nessuno scrive più le tesi con la m
Umberto Eco first wrote this little gem in 1977 in Italian for his students, to help them write their theses. The book has been translated into seventeen languages, but (hard to believe) was only recently translated into English. The book is primarily intended for scholars in the humanities who would write on topics like “The New Literary Avant-garde of the Sixties”, or “The Image of Langhe in Pavese and Fenoglio”. The book was also written before computers, so a good deal of the advice on keepi ...more
Alexander Smith
For someone who was totally uncertain of the politics, method, and process of a thesis, this is an excellent starting guide for anyone in considering graduate school in the humanities, and is even moderately applicable for the harder social sciences such as quantitative psychology, sociology, and economics.

In some ways this book should come as a relief. The author goes out of his way to discuss the financial and technical limitations of the late 70s and early 80s. Finding resources has never be
Un ottimo libro per chi non ha proprio idea di dove sbattere la testa e in ogni caso consiglio di dargli una lettura. E' chiarissimo nelle spiegazioni, come sempre del resto, ma a mio avviso è un po' troppo puntiglioso per quanto riguarda i tempi almeno per chi deve concludere una laurea triennale... Sicuramente più tempo si ha a disposizione, meglio si lavora. Ma iniziare due anni prima a pensare alla tesi mi pare eccessivo.
So I read How to Write a Thesis. Meh. After the promising foreword by Francesco Erspamer, Eco himself writes more as technician than philosopher. Since the thesis structure he describes is distant from the model used where I teach, the book is not much relevant. I did enjoy Eco's anecdote, in the "Introduction to the 1985 edition," about the abbot Vallet, and his recounting of that narrative in the book's section 4.2.4. The slippery nature of inspiration is well accounted for in Eco's story, and ...more
A very rigorous and thorough (perhaps too thorough?) book of tips and strategies on preparing for and managing thesis writing, and other sorts of academically-demanding writing. Eco spends copious pages discussing documenting bibliographies and note-taking, which are helpful, even though it leaves an impression of the whole enterprise as intimidatingly pedantic. I'd recommend it for prospective students, though this book should be read much earlier, prior to having undertaken the writing process ...more
Es un libro muy bueno, para aquellos que iniciamos en la elaboración de una tesis. Resulta empático desde su comienzo, y te pone los pies sobre la tierra. Hacer una tesis no es resolver el mundo. Es resolver un grano de arena. Recomendable, principalmente, para despejar la mente de qué queremos y qué no queremos que sea nuestro proyecto de investigación.
Karoly Pinter
It is indeed a brilliant book, full of humour and humanism, which displays the author's enormous erudition (from medieval philosophy to post-war American SF novels) almost as an afterthought. I have learnt a lot from Eco as I was writing my MA thesis, especially about how to select and narrow down your topic to make sure that it is manageable and at the same time you don't expose yourself to an avalanche of criticism from your referees. The second half of the book is undeniably outdated - I don' ...more
Klava reads
Il testo che mi ha fatto amare Eco, dopo che per svariate volte ho abbandonato "Il nome della rosa".
Alcune osservazioni sono datate rispetto alle nuove tecnologie di uso comune (grazie al cielo nessuno oggi batte più la tesi a macchina), ma in generale trovo i suoi suggerimenti molto puntuali ed acuti.
Riletto per ripassare quel magnifico metodo per la schedatura dei libri (capitolo 4), che mi era stato tanto prezioso per la tesi di laurea. Ovviamente, quelle che per Eco (negli anni '70) erano schede cartacee possono utilmente diventare un database informatico, ma il principio rimane ed è sacrosanto.
Otto Lehto
This classic for struggling master's students everywhere is still worth reading.

OK, some of the material is outdated. You may skip the section on how to find material in the library, or how to organize material into paper slips, because everybody uses computers these days. But the rest of the book holds up.

One thing to admire is the clarity and grippingness of the prose. The book flows naturally without hiccups. Eco, the Professor-Uncle everybody can only love, makes intertextual referencing re
Diego Damasceno
Great book. It can go from serious academic writing advice to pretty humourous considerations in a turn of page. The most technical sections, like the ones that instruct how to make correct bibliographic citations, may be outdated these days (the book was published in the 70's), but even those can be useful as general parameters.
Personally, I prefer Eco's theoretical works more than the literary ones. His enciclopedic knowledge on the letters, humanities and philosophy fields are better accomoda
Otto Lehto
This classic for struggling master's students everywhere is still worth reading.

OK, some of the material is outdated. You may skip the section on how to find material in the library, or how to organize material into paper slips, because everybody uses computers these days. But the rest of the book holds up.

One thing to admire is the clarity and grippingness of the prose. The book flows naturally without hiccups. Eco, the Professor-Uncle everybody can only love, makes intertextual referencing ref
Es un libro que te hace ver la luz cuando crees que estás hundido, más aún cuando hay poca comunicación o participación con los maestros o asesores. Útil tanto si sabes de investigación como si no.
Marta J. de Villefort
Fare una tesi significa divertirsi.
la tesi è come il maiale, non se ne butta via niente.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 72 73 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Da cosa nasce cosa. Appunti per una metodologia progettuale
  • The Notebooks of Serafino Gubbio
  • Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk & Postmodern Science Fiction
  • The Historian's Craft: Reflections on the Nature and Uses of History and the Techniques and Methods of Those Who Write It.
  • Six Memos For The Next Millennium
  • L'uomo medievale
  • ترابها زعفران
  • Empire of Signs
  • Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature
  • Poem Strip
  • The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society
  • Palimpsests: Literature in the Second Degree
  • Concierto barroco (Biblioteca Juvenil)
  • Why Write?
  • How to Cure a Fanatic
  • Franz Liszt: The Virtuoso Years, 1811-1847
  • Notre besoin de consolation est impossible à rassasier
  • Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article
Umberto Eco is an Italian writer of fiction, essays, academic texts, and children's books, and certainly one of the finest authors of the twentieth century. A professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna, Eco’s brilliant fiction is known for its playful use of language and symbols, its astonishing array of allusions and references, and clever use of puzzles and narrative inventions. His per ...more
More about Umberto Eco...

Share This Book

“Rather, they prove that students can make something out of their education.” 0 likes
“The “thesis neurosis” has begun: the student abandons the thesis, returns to it, feels unfulfilled, loses focus, and uses his thesis as an alibi to avoid other challenges in his life that he is too cowardly to address. This student will never graduate.” 0 likes
More quotes…