In the acceptance email to a part-time MSc Architecture, Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies programme, the Senior Lecturer included the below advice on preparing for the programme. This blog is my attempt at following the advice.
As general preparation for the MSc, it would be useful to start reading articles on architecture, the environment and energy, preferably from academic sources, but also publications like New Scientist, Green Building Magazine or The Ecologist.
I suggest that when you find a new article, you don’t just read it but:
1. Read and then try to summarise in 100 words; and
2. Read with these questions in mind:
‘Is the evidence offered here convincing for the case they are making?’
‘Are the arguments used, the logic of what follows from what, satisfactory?’
‘In what ways, if any, is this material important? What does it mean for the wider subject?’