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How to Write a Thesis. Umberto Eco. MIT Press. March 2015.

Title pageAbstractTable of contentsIntroductionThesis statementApproach/methodsPreliminary results and discussionWork plan including time tableImplications of ResearchList of references. Proceed in the following order:This order may seem backwards. However, it is difficult to write an abstractuntil you know your most important results. Sometimes, it is possibleto write the introduction first. Most often the introduction shouldbe written next to last.


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How to Write a Thesis remains valuable after all this time largely thanks to the spirit of Eco’s advice. It is witty but sober, genial but demanding—and remarkably uncynical about the rewards of the thesis, both for the person writing it and for the enterprise of scholarship itself. . . . Some of Eco’s advice is, if anything, even more valuable now, given the ubiquity and seeming omniscience of our digital tools . . . . Eco’s humor never detracts from his serious intent. And anyway, even the sardonic pointers on cheating are instructive in their way.”—Scott McLemee, Inside Higher Education