You are some way through your studies. You may be dreaming about pulling out your best clothes ready for graduation, but there’s one thing standing in your way. You have to produce a dissertation. Thousands of words. Independent research. A topic of your choice. Many weeks of work, perhaps spread out over an entire year. You may have done project work before, but this is unlike anything else you’ve ever faced. It is on an altogether different scale, many credits are at stake and, quite frankly, it appears a little scary.