I reckon if I try and average just over 1000 words per day - which'll depend entirely on the functionality of my brain, the cooperation of my fingers when typing, and what I'm writing about - I should be done by the Friday before it's due in, giving me the weekend to get the thing printed and bound. Tomorrow I'll go in to see if a) Dave is in and b) he'll see me very quickly so I can ask about the official deadline date and actual laying out and stuff. And if he's not, I'll ask at Student Services. Also, c) to find out the hand-in date for my Creative Writing TV script so I know how quickly I'll have to write the damn thing.
I'm beginning to suspect they possibly have not told us everything they should have told us in regards to Independent Studies... And also that I should have started this a month ago, but, well, some things never change, and my procrastination is one of those things.
Talking of which... back to the dissertation.