How to Write a Thesis

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Author: Umberto Eco,Caterina Mongiat Farina,Geoff Farina,Francesco Erspamer

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262527138

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Umberto Eco's wise and witty guide to researching and writing a thesis, published in English for the first time.

How to Write a Thesis

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Author: Rowena Murray

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335244297

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

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How to Write a BA Thesis

A Practical Guide from Your First Ideas to Your Finished Paper

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Author: Charles Lipson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226481272

Category: Reference

Page: 402

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The senior thesis is the capstone of a college education, but writing one can be a daunting prospect. Students need to choose their own topic and select the right adviser. Then they need to work steadily for several months as they research, write, and manage a major independent project. Now there's a mentor to help. How to Write a BA Thesis is a practical, friendly guide written by Charles Lipson, an experienced professor who has guided hundreds of students through the thesis-writing process. This book offers step-by-step advice on how to turn a vague idea into a clearly defined proposal, then a draft paper, and, ultimately, a polished thesis. Lipson also tackles issues beyond the classroom-from good work habits to coping with personal problems that interfere with research and writing. Filled with examples and easy-to-use highlighted tips, the book also includes handy time schedules that show when to begin various tasks and how much time to spend on each. Convenient checklists remind students which steps need special attention, and a detailed appendix, filled with examples, shows how to use the three main citation systems in the humanities and social sciences: MLA, APA, and Chicago. How to Write a BA Thesis will help students work more comfortably and effectively-on their own and with their advisers. Its clear guidelines and sensible advice make it the perfect text for thesis workshops. Students and their advisers will refer again and again to this invaluable resource. From choosing a topic to preparing the final paper, How to Write a BA Thesis helps students turn a daunting prospect into a remarkable achievement.

Die Wissenschaften vom Künstlichen

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Author: Herbert A. Simon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783709193839

Category: Computers

Page: 241

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Die Wissenschaften vom Künstlichen von Herbert A. Simon gilt seit dem Erscheinen der ersten Ausgabe im Jahr 1969 als "Klassiker" der Literatur zum Thema Künstliche Intelligenz. Simon hat zusammen mit den Computerwissenschaftlern Allen Newell, Marvin Minsky und John McCarthy Mitte der fünfziger Jahre das so bezeichnete - von Alan Turing antizipierte - Forschungsgebiet der Computerwissenschaft und der Psychologie ins Leben gerufen. Seine herausragende, allgemeinverständliche Darstellung von Grundüberlegungen und philosophischen Aspekten der Künstlichen Intelligenz ist heute aktueller denn je, nicht nur wegen der ständig zunehmenden Bedeutung der Forschung und Entwicklung auf diesem Gebiet, sondern auch aufgrund des verbreiteten Mangels an Grundkenntnissen für eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit der Künstlichen Intelligenz.

Das egoistische Gen

Mit einem Vorwort von Wolfgang Wickler

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Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642553915

Category: Science

Page: 489

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p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.

Protocol

How Control Exists After Decentralization

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Author: Alexander R. Galloway

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262072472

Category: Computers

Page: 260

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A critical analysis of the protocols that control theInternet and the resistance to them.

Bluets

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Author: Maggie Nelson

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446261575

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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Maggie Nelson kennt alle Schattierungen und Geheimnisse der Farbe Blau – stolz hütet sie ihre Sammlung blauer Objekte –, und sie kennt alle Künstler, die dem Blau verfallen waren: ob Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday oder Yves Klein. Aber zugleich nutzt sie die Farbe, um sich selbst zu erkunden. Denn hinter all dem Nachsinnen über Blau verbirgt sich die Geschichte einer tragischen Liebe. Er, der Prinz des Blauen, hat sie verlassen. Also gibt sie sich mit ganzer Kraft dem hin, was von ihm übrig ist: dem Blau. Kaum jemand hat seinen Schmerz auf so poetische, inspirierende Weise seziert, wie Maggie Nelson es hier tut – eine lyrische, philosophische und sehr persönliche Erkundung der eigenen Leidensfähigkeit.

How to Write a Better Thesis

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Author: David Evans,Paul Gruba,Justin Zobel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319042866

Category: Computers

Page: 167

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From proposal to examination, producing a dissertation or thesis is a challenge. Grounded in decades of experience with research training and supervision, this fully updated and revised edition takes an integrated, down-to-earth approach drawing on case studies and examples to guide you step-by-step towards productive success. Early chapters frame the tasks ahead and show you how to get started. From there, practical advice and illustrations take you through the elements of formulating research questions, working with software, and purposeful writing of each of the different kinds of chapters, and finishes with a focus on revision, dissemination and deadlines. How to Write a Better Thesis presents a cohesive approach to research that will help you succeed.

Conference Record

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780780384675

Category: Communication of technical information

Page: 320

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How Finish Your Dissertation in Six Months or Less, Even if You Don't Know What to Write

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Author: Scott Rank

Publisher: Scholarpreneur Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 21

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It is possible to finish your thesis in 6 months, even if you don’t know what to write or haven’t finished your research. In this short ebook, Scott Rank distills the principles that helped him go from crippling writer’s block to writing 500-1000 words a day. In this book you will learn the following: A simple daily habit that will help you start writing your dissertation How to make it impossible not to write everyday How to write even if all your research isn’t finished How to get the most out of your advisor meetings How to get your friends actively help you finish, even if they aren’t academics.

From Dissertation to Book

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Author: William Germano

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226288471

Category: Reference

Page: 152

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All new Phd's hope that their dissertations can become books. But a dissertation is written for a committee and a book for the larger world. William Germano's From Dissertation to Book is the essential guide for academic writers who want to revise a doctoral thesis for publication. The author of Getting It Published, Germano draws upon his extensive experience in academic publishing to provide writers with a state-of-the-art view of how to turn a dissertation into a manuscript that publishers will notice. Acknowledging first that not all theses can become books, Germano shows how some dissertations might have a better life as one or more journal articles or as chapters in a newly conceived book. But even dissertations strong enough to be published as books first need to become book manuscripts, and at the heart of From Dissertation to Book is the idea that revising the dissertation is a fundamental process of adapting from one genre of writing to another. Germano offers clear guidance on how to do just this. Writers will find advice on such topics as rethinking the table of contents, taming runaway footnotes, shaping chapter length, and confronting the limitations of jargon, alongside helpful timetables for light or heavy revision. With crisp directives, engaging examples, and a sympathetic eye for the foibles of academic writing, From Dissertation to Book reveals to recent PhD's the process of careful and thoughtful revision—a truly invaluable skill as they grow into their new roles as professional writers.

Writing for Social Scientists

How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article: Second Edition

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Author: Howard S. Becker

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226041377

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Students and researchers all write under pressure, and those pressures—most lamentably, the desire to impress your audience rather than to communicate with them—often lead to pretentious prose, academic posturing, and, not infrequently, writer’s block. Sociologist Howard S. Becker has written the classic book on how to conquer these pressures and simply write. First published nearly twenty years ago, Writing for Social Scientists has become a lifesaver for writers in all fields, from beginning students to published authors. Becker’s message is clear: in order to learn how to write, take a deep breath and then begin writing. Revise. Repeat. It is not always an easy process, as Becker wryly relates. Decades of teaching, researching, and writing have given him plenty of material, and Becker neatly exposes the foibles of academia and its “publish or perish” atmosphere. Wordiness, the passive voice, inserting a “the way in which” when a simple “how” will do—all these mechanisms are a part of the social structure of academic writing. By shrugging off such impediments—or at the very least, putting them aside for a few hours—we can reform our work habits and start writing lucidly without worrying about grades, peer approval, or the “literature.” In this new edition, Becker takes account of major changes in the computer tools available to writers today, and also substantially expands his analysis of how academic institutions create problems for them. As competition in academia grows increasingly heated, Writing for Social Scientists will provide solace to a new generation of frazzled, would-be writers.

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation

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Author: David Sternberg

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466884703

Category: Study Aids

Page: 240

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How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation by David Sternberg Mastering these skills spells the difference between "A.B.D." and "Ph.D." -refuting the magnum opus myth -coping with the dissertation as obsession (magnificent or otherwise) -the fine art of selecting a topic -writing the dissertation with publication in mind -when to stand your ground and when to prudently retreat if the committee's conception of your thesis differs substantially from your own -dealing with obstructive committee members, and keeping the fences mended -how to reconsider "negative" findings as useful data -reviewing your progress, and getting out of the "dissertation dumps" -defending your paper successfully--distinguishing between mere formalities and a serious substantive challenge -exploiting the career potential of your dissertation -and much, much more

The Thesis and the Book

A Guide for First-time Academic Authors

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Author: Eleanor Harman

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802085887

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 104

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"The Thesis and the Book: A Guide for First-Time Academic Authors," revised and expanded in this second edition, will continue to provide the best overview of the process of revising a dissertation for publication.

Der Friedhof in Prag

Roman

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Author: Umberto Eco

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446238298

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Der Italiener Simone Simonini lebt in Paris, und er erlebt aus nächster Nähe eine dunkle Geschichte: geheime Militärpapiere, die der jüdische Hauptmann Dreyfus angeblich an die deutsche Botschaft verkauft, piemontesische, französische und preußische Geheimdienste, die noch geheimere Pläne schmieden, Freimaurer, Jesuiten und Revolutionäre - und am Ende tauchen zum ersten Mal die Protokolle der Weisen von Zion auf, ein gefälschtes „Dokument“ für die „jüdische Weltverschwörung“, das dann fatale Folgen haben wird. Umberto Eco, der Meister des historischen Romans, erzählt die Geschichte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts, in der wir jedoch unser eigenes wiedererkennen können.

"Frieden durch Religion" - ein japanisches Modell

das interreligiöse Friedensprogramm der Risshö Ksei-kai (1957-1991) ; Studien zur Entwicklungsgeschichte, Zielsetzung und Funktion : Weichenstellungen in drei Jahrzehnten (1949-1979)

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Author: Christiane Schulze

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631556115

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 599

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Zusammenarbeit fur den Frieden mit anderen Religionsgemeinschaften ist seit Mitte der sechziger Jahre ein besonderes Anliegen der modernen japanischen buddhistisch-gepragten Laienorganisation Risshō Kōsei-kai, insbesondere in der Person ihres Grundungsprasidenten Nikkyō Niwano (1906-1999). Wie und warum sich dieses interreligiose Friedensprogramm entwickelte und welche Zielsetzung und Funktion es fur die Risshō Kōsei-kai hat, ist Gegenstand dieser religionswissenschaftlichen Untersuchung. Das buddhistische Konzept einer zielgerichteten Anpassung bestimmt Entwicklung und Inhalte des Programms. Die inhaltlichen Vorstellungen von -Frieden durch Religion- sind vor allem gepragt von gesellschaftspolitischen Leitbildern im Japan der spaten Meiji-Zeit bis zum Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Sie haben fur die Risshō Kōsei-kai weltweiten Vorbild- und Fuhrungscharakter. Hierbei spielen die Beruhigung der Geister der Kriegstoten, die neokonfuzianische Ethik sowie die Lehren und Prophezeiungen des Lotus-Sūtra eine wichtige Rolle."

Writing for Academic Journals

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Author: Murray

Publisher: McGraw-Hill International

ISBN: 0335226604

Category: Education

Page: 238

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What does publishing in academic journals involve? What constitutes good academic writing? What is a productive academic writing process? This book unpacks the process of writing academic papers. It tells readers what good papers look like and how they can be written. Busy academics must develop productive writing practices quickly. No one has time for trial and error. To pass external tests of research output we must write to a high standard while juggling other professional tasks. This may mean changing writing behaviours. Writing for Academic Journalsdraws on current research and theory to provide new knowledge on writing across the disciplines. Drawing on her extensive experience of running writing workshops and working closely with academics on developing writing, Rowena Murray offers a host of practical and tested strategies for good academic writing: Providing more than ‘hints and tips’, this book helps readers develop understanding of how writing happens, what good writing looks and feels like, what gets published and what does not and why Combines all dimensions involved in writing: rhetorical, behavioural and psycho-social Analyses successful published examples Uses boxes, checklists and bullets to vary the pace of reading and facilitate learning of key points Makes it clear why some practices fail and others succeed Helps academics and aspiring academics overcome writing barriers and blocks. This jargon free, user-friendly book is essential for the desk of every academic, postgraduate student and researcher for whom publication is an indicator of the quality of their work and ability. Reviews and endorsements: This approach provides scientists with a systematic step-by-step method of producing a paper for publication. The approach streamlines the process and provides strategies for overcoming barriers. Feedback from the professions using the approach was excellent: - "I have totally changed my approach to writing an article". - "I feel more productive and in control of my writing." - "The strategies of snack writing and writing in small sections has allowed me to progress." Dr Mary Newton, Practice Development Facilitator, Physiotherapy Department, Greater Glasgow Primary Care NHS Trust, UK Rowena Murray’s book is extremely useful for new lecturers. This book provides guidance, strategies and tips for all of the different writing tasks that make up the process of writing a paper. Whether writing the first draft or the final draft, this book enables and inspires academics to develop their own writing strategies and goals. Lorna Gillies, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Leicester, UK Our experience is that Rowena's practical approach works for busy academic staff. Not only does it enable them to increase their publication output and meet deadlines, but it boosts enthusiasm for writing and stimulates creative thinking. "Get on that course!" is what our academics say to each other about Rowena's Writing for Publication programme. Kate Morss, Director, Centre for Academic Practice, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, UK

Thesis Easy

An Interactive eBook

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Author: Adelina Asmawi

Publisher: The University of Malaya Press

ISBN: 9674880089

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Thesis Easy was never a choice. It had to be created. Too many struggle with the idea of research, what more with carrying it out and reporting its findings. As days, weeks, months and years passed, the inception of Thesis Easy bloomed first through banters with students, next through discussions with experts, then, a research grant and finally, and [timely] - an ebook by students for students. I am proud to introduce these student-authors through this ebook and congratulate them for being authors before graduating. Thesis Easy delivers six reader-friendly chapters broken down into sections that are colourful, fun, and most importantly, everybody's to enjoy. Chapter one draws an introduction to qualitative and quantitative research, while chapter two illustrates the path to write literature review. Chapter three adds colour to an understanding of research methodology where data collection, tools, and trustworthiness of research are laid out. Chapter four paints ideas on analysis of data including challenges that one may face. Chapter five carefully sketches plagiarism, accessibility, and referencing with examples and explanations, while the final chapter tints the book with a selected thesis broken down into five chapters with each picturing the format step by step for easy understanding. So, if you were stranded on a deserted island, would you be reading Thesis Easy? Of course, not. Understand its functions, and you would definitely benefit from them.