Empowering Research: An Interpretation of Umberto Eco's How to Write a Thesis


  • Dr. Syed Wahaj Mohsin Associate Professor (Jr.) Department of English/Languages Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Integral University Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India




Research, Umberto, Practical, Humanities, Scholarly, Thesis


This paper delves into an erudite interpretation of Umberto Eco's acclaimed text entitled How to Write a Thesis. This work was originally published in Italy in 1977, and later translated into English and other languages across the globe. This literary contribution of Eco has proved to be of colossal value for students and teachers worldwide. Researchers of varying subjects can benefit from the wisdom of this book, but it is exceptionally useful for the scholars of humanities.

This book offers a spectrum of practical ideas and suggestions to guide the students who believe research to be a challenging and mammoth venture. Eco's practical suggestions, remarkable motivation and his occasionally hilarious tone make this work a literary masterpiece. With magnanimous technological advancements and ultra-modern gadgets the process of conducting research has undergone a significant transformation, but the basic guidelines and suggestions still serve as milestones. Eco amicably communicates with the readers to create an atmosphere that promotes a love of learning in the students. He believes that passion for scholarly excellence should complement intellectual growth and well-being.

This paper aims to provide a lucid understanding of Eco's practical and theoretical wisdom for the progress of the young minds. Teachers and scholars can acquire many useful strategies and ideas from this interpretation for improving their intellectual ability and making research a memorable journey for their students.


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Eco, Umberto. How to Write a Thesis. 1977. Trans. Caterina Mongiat Farina and Geoff Farina. Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2015. Print.
Hurston, Zora Neale. Dust Tracks on a Road. 1942. NY: Harper Perennial Olive, 2017. Print.




How to Cite

Mohsin, D. S. W. (2020). Empowering Research: An Interpretation of Umberto Eco’s How to Write a Thesis. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 8(2), 16. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i2.10416