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Critical essay: Communication design


This resource will help you critically discuss key historical, technological and theoretical developments in communication design, and their relationships to contemporary communication design.

An essay at masters level needs to be more considered than an essay you might write as an undergraduate. You should take a critical approach to the task: analyse ideas and points of view, question any assumptions that are made, evaluate the evidence you have gathered and be aware of other writers’ differing perspectives. You need to be specific in your writing and demonstrate an awareness of the complexity that surrounds any argument you make.

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