Quoted from “A Guide to Thesis Writing That Is a Guide to Life by Hua Hsu”

Browing through my research blog during my PhD studies, I rediscover this interesting article by author Hua Shu, which I wish to share it with you here.

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Hi All Aspiring Research Candidates,

I just wonder how long – or how short – a thesis should be. A quick search gave me this result which ends up in yet another note (just for my failing memory, but good for my methodology of research, that is to repeat to yourself brilliant ideas and quote them appropriately, that is ALL that matters):

http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/a-guide-to-thesis-writing-that-is-a-guide-to-life

Quoted from “A Guide to Thesis Writing That Is a Guide to Life by Hua Hsu”

In “How to Write a Thesis,” Umberto Eco walks students through the craft and rewards of sustained research.

“How to Write a Thesis,” by Umberto Eco, first appeared on Italian bookshelves in 1977. For Eco, the playful philosopher and novelist best known for his work on semiotics, there was a practical reason for writing it. Up until 1999, a thesis of original research was required of every student pursuing the Italian…

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