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Critical writing


Critical writing involves analysis and review, supported by evidence. Critical writing in design may take the form of an essay, visual analysis or journal article.

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  • Critical Essay: Landscape Architecture

    This resource provides a guide for writing a critical essay in landscape architecture. It models how key words, from the abstract and your research, are used to express the concepts or themes that run through the framework. These themes allow you to structure your essay, paragraphs, and flow of discussion.

  • Critical Essay: Communication Design

    This resource provides a guide for structuring and writing a critical essay in communication design. It will show you how to critically discuss key historical, technological and theoretical developments, and their relationships to contemporary communication design.

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