School of Social Sciences

Anthropology Student Publishes English Study Guide

Ms Gugulethu Zondi and her study guide
Ms Gugulethu Zondi and her study guide

PhD student in Anthropology, Ms Gugulethu Zondi has published an English study guide titled Dried Ink 101 English Study Guide. 

The guide uses simple terminology to explain the building blocks of English and consists of sections relevant to each educational phase, namely, language and grammar for the foundation phase; poetry for the senior phase, and poetry and stories for Further Education and Training (FET).

‘Writing has long been a part of my life. The first speech that I wrote was in high school. It made me fall in love with writing. This led to exciting opportunities to participate in writing competitions where I received recognition,’ said Zondi.

The guide uses simple terminology and examples that are easy to comprehend and enables parents to assist their children with English homework. ‘Knowledge is about how you present it. Some people are visually stimulated while others are audio stimulated,’ added Zondi.

She encourages people who want to write to get started and recommends getting a mentor for guidance and using the Internet for research: ‘Writing is about re-writing. Be willing to learn through the lenses of others.’

She plans to grow in the literary industry and to publish a novel.

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