Mbongiseni Buthelezi,

Oct 2007

Professor Buthelezi provides an interesting approach to what initially seems to be a mundane required course. He assigns a formidable, but enlightening assortment of academic reading that serve as catalysts for writing assignments. Although the essays he assigns for reading are from a pool of predetermined literature from the University, the concepts are unresting and challenging, allowing powerful and dramatic writing assignments. He is a huge fan of close reading -- careful attention to the authors' words and concepts, and he is a proponent of understanding thoroughly both the meaning of the assigned reading and the response of your authorship. It would be helpful if he spent more time defining the difference between scholarly authorship and personal observation approaches to creating essays, although his direction on this issue is not entirely insufficient.