Wednesday, 15 November 2017

A Neat Summary of Linguistics

Useful summary, at undergraduate level, of issues and descriptions addressed int he study of language. Pretty good revision reading, perhaps especially for A2s…

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

On Writing Essays

If you're thinking of going to university, and writing essays about ideas, then you should read https://www.timsquirrell.com/blog/how-to-write-undergraduate-essays .

No, really, read it and do the things he says.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Understanding Visual Hierarchy in Web Design

The idea of 'visual hierarchy' is much more useful when writing about graphology than saying 'it's bold so it stands out/catches the eye'. That's true, but looking at the relative 'boldness' of the text section compared to all the other text, and the choice of *how* it's made bold (alone with other aspects of meaning like the emotional value related to a colour choice, for example), gives you much more to say.

Graphology should be linked to other features of language given greater weight by the exam board -- especially discourse structure: the organisation of the text including reading order and evaluation of importance.

https://webdesign.tutsplus.com/articles/understanding-visual-hierarchy-in-web-design--webdesign-84