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Come si fa una tesi di laurea

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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.
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Fiona
This one's going on my shelf next to Steven King's On Writing as one of the best guides to putting together a long-form piece of written work I know of. It's cogent, it's comprehensive, and for a book aimed at new graduates, it's appropriately scary.

I want to say that I'd recommend it to anyone intending to write a thesis, but I recently lent this to a friend who's about to embark on his PhD (and who, incidentally, is one of the most vigorous scholars I've ever met). After a couple of months, he
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Pio
Jan 24, 2016 Pio rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Sau hai tháng quằn quại, cuối cùng cũng đọc xong quyển này.
Tôi sẽ cho quyển này 1 sao vì bản dịch quá sức cẩu thả, y như quăng bản tiếng Ý vào Google Translate và ngồi sửa lại để khi đọc có vẻ trơn tru theo kiểu word-by-word. Nhưng với một nguồn động viên an ủi lớn lao cùng văn phong đỏm dáng từ lão già mà tôi cực kỳ yêu thích này, tôi sẽ cho quyển này 3 sao. Dù sao thì nó cũng vực tôi dậy để tìm lại cảm hứng cho cơ hội nghiên cứu đầu tiên của mình.
Nói tóm lại, trung bình thì quyển này 2 sao.
Genevieve
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
saizine
Jul 23, 2015 saizine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Juan
Jan 18, 2012 Juan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: writing
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
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Sofia
Sep 01, 2011 Sofia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Alexandra Rolo
Jun 11, 2013 Alexandra Rolo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
*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.
Robbe
Apr 30, 2015 Robbe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Additional tip: Instead of spending valuable time reading a book on how to write your thesis, actually write it.
Ionut Chiruta
Apr 11, 2016 Ionut Chiruta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This little yellow-grey book picturing a bold-bearded man who, notwithstanding, encompasses a world of knowledge within his twinkle-flicker forehead has shared a part of his knowledge. The latter is reflected in How to write a thesis.
I deeply enjoyed this book, as I see myself getting ready for my dissertation. For a good part of the tips, academic rules, I was aware of their existence. Nevertheless, for the rest, I had Umberto Eco introducing them to me. Throughout the reading of this book, I
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Gretel
Aug 13, 2015 Gretel rated it really liked it  ·  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
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AK
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
Buensur
Sep 17, 2011 Buensur rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pedagogía
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
Helen
I wish this book had been available in translation when I was in college. Very practical and full of charming examples (e.g. time travel, centaurs). It's a writing manual for a specific type of academic writing but it's also a guide on how to think, how to read, and how to synthesize vast amounts of information. I don't need to write a thesis but I still need help with keeping my thoughts straight. This is a welcome addition to my personal reference section and will be my go-to high school gradu ...more
Leonardo
Apr 21, 2016 Leonardo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-digital
Ilegible. Si más o menos leen mis reseñas de vez en cuando, sabrán que me tengo prometido a mi mismo no leer libros viejos salvo que sean hiper-clásicos. Este me parecía de esta segunda calaña. Creo que lo que más me motivó fue que aparece en la bibliografía recomendada del doctorado de la Facultad de Economía de la UBA. El libro es de 1977, aunque tiene nuevas ediciones. Si yo estuviera a cargo de una nueva edición, le cambiaría el título a "Cómo se hacía una tesis hace 40 años". Obviamente no ...more
Raúl Omar
Es un buen libro si no se tiene una idea clara de lo que implica hacer una tesis y si no se está familiarizado con el ámbito universitario/académico. No es un libro para leerse de principio a fin sino más bien para resolver alguna duda específica con respecto algún aspecto específico de la elaboración de una tesis. Aunque el libro está bastante desactualizado (se publicó por primera vez en 1977 y dice cosas como "...antes de mandar a mecanografiar vuestra tesis...)Hay una serie de consejos y rec ...more
Andrew Berezovskyi
Great book, given that author wanted to tell completely inexperienced students how to perform their day-to-day work on their thesis. Its approach is still state-of-art, but particulars became replaced with the tools of the 21st century: typewriter with LaTeX, literature index folder with Zotero, markers with annotated PDFs. I started to use Trello to organise literature that has some backlog items (such as read references and come back etc.). Don't think it's too old to be useful.
Leesgoodfood
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.
Thre
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Jordan
Jan 23, 2016 Jordan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started this book terrified about dissertations this morning. But this book has made me feel much better with its handy dandy advice. After all a dissertation "is like cooking a pig: nothing goes to waste" and I now know I am not Proust or e.e cummings and nor should I write like them.
Holly
Aug 14, 2015 Holly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
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.
Chase
Oct 31, 2015 Chase rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theory
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.
Гергана
May 12, 2015 Гергана rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: how, how-to-write
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
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Theut
Feb 11, 2013 Theut rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Carl
Nov 01, 2015 Carl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
M.L. Rio
Feb 17, 2016 M.L. Rio rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book for people who have never written an academic paper longer than about ten pages, as it assumes that the reader has literally no idea what s/he's doing. So, probably a great thing to assign to undergraduates. It's certainly a product of its time (i.e., Eco spends a lot of time talking about how to organize notecards and the internet isn't even mentioned as a resource), but the majority of Eco's advice is still solid, and his writing style (as always) pithy and humorous.
Fadel Hayek
بما أن الكتاب موجه لباحث يريد أن يعدّ رسالة دكتوراة
فهذا يعني أن الباحث تجاوز مرحلة الماجستير أي أعدّ رسالة علمية مسبقاً
أو على الأقل أعدّ بحث لمتطلبات المرحلة : دبلوم-مشروع تخرج ...
ولكن الكتاب أغرق في تفاصيل ليست ذات أهمية لمعدّ رسالة دكتوراة
أو أن الخطأ بالأساس في الترجمة التي لم تراعي هذه النقطة بالأساس
لا في ترجمة العنوان الأصلي ولا في ترجمة المحتوى وبالتالي ارتكاب خطأ فادح

كما أن أغلب الأمثلة في الكتاب تدور حول إعداد رسالة دكتوراة بالأدب.

أما من ناحية انسجام إجراءات إعداد الرسالة مع طبيعة البحث
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Stan
Dec 30, 2015 Stan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is beyond my ability to describe well briefly.

This book is about how to write a thesis. It was written in Italian in 1977 and slightly updated in 1985, but without revision. Since being published in 1977 it has never been out of print in Italy. Why it is just now being translated into English is beyond me.

Umberto Eco covers every detail about thesis writing, though he acknowledges that specific disciplines have their own style guides and expectations.

His research system involved index
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Alexander Smith
Jul 27, 2015 Alexander Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Gloria
May 15, 2012 Gloria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Buzz
Jun 24, 2015 Buzz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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