Writing a dissertation is a serious undertaking for any post graduate student. According to Swetnam (58) the dissertation is actually the galvanization of skills and experiences of many years of learning and therefore it can be considered as the best academic piece to show not only the masterly skills of the student but also their commitment to their education. In other words, I have learned that writing a dissertation is not all about putting together a piece that reflect the academic prowess of a student but also other important life skills like patience, working with others, group work, and others.
Writing my dissertation has been more like a journey. It is a process that starts with the initial step of being allocated a supervisor. Just like any other journey, there are ups and down in the process. The ups comes when one convinces the supervisor that he or she has achieved what the supervisor expected and the downturn is when the supervisor returns the work to be redone. According to Single (73) this is a recipe that makes the dissertation grill, the best any postgraduate student can get.