“What is graphic design” shows elements of good writing
“What is graphic design” is a well-written article because the writer uses elements of good writing, including flow, description, focus, readability, and concrete.
Flow is exhibited by the smooth transitions of sentences and paragraphs. There aren’t any blocky or choppy sentences.
The article is also descriptive, so the reader understands the terms that are being used and how/why they relate to graphic design.
It is also focused by explaining what graphic design is by dissecting the term, and the writer relates the umbrella term back to how it affects a designer and her/his role in the business. Throughout the article, the writer uses heavier font on certain words to create emphasis to the reader, which helps pay attention to what’s important. The first paragraph, especially the lead sentence, clearly states what this article will focus on, giving the reader a brief introduction to why they should continue to read this article before going in more depth of the subject.
Concrete could also be used to describe this article because the subject matter doesn’t stray from real-life scenarios, and there are examples given.
Lastly, all these aforementioned adjectives make this article readable, allowing the reader to comprehend what’s being said without creating an intellectual divide between the viewer and writer.
Good writing attributes that the writer did not articulate were developing gracefully, passionate, and compelling. While reading the article, I was not excited to read all the way through, nor did I see the writing leading towards a particular goal other than giving a well-rounded definition of graphic design. It also tacked on information about the actual designers at the end, which was somewhat random in its placement. Furthermore, there was no conclusive sentence or paragraph.