How to study and write for Political Science

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How to Study for a Political Science Exam
6 Steps towards getting an A. Also hints on what not to do in a study group.
A Student Writer's Survival Guide   PDF file PDF file
This includes "Considerations before you write" as well as types of assignments. Do you know what the polisci prof means by a thinkpiece? a radio script? Find out here with lots more!
Some notes on writing political theory
"Write with the critical reader in mind .... Remember the "no idiot" principle. -- Professor Mika LaVaque-Manty
Tips for Writing Essay Exams
These tips come from the Political Science department. Most Poly Sci exams ask you to write an argument. Get the tips here on how to do this. Also !n order to write a good essay in the 20-30 minutes given in the exam, you need to PREPARE and PRACTICE. And finally find out what to avoid.
Writing in the Disciplines: Political Science
Find out what characteristics of writing are especially valued in Political Science. Learn what is required by the 3 levels of analysis: description or explanation or prescription.
Why are some papers good?
What exactly is the difference between a B+ and an A- paper. Here the professor not only explains the difference, he gives an annotated example of a B+ paper and an A paper. These are actual student papers. He also gives his grading criteria. Well, worth reviewing these papers. To find them, click on the number 1, when it says example 1.
Writing a Politcal Science Essay
"Your opinion is more that just your opinion!" Down to earth steps for writing an excellent political science essay.
Some Notes on Writing Political Theory
Isn't it the same as writing political pamphlets?
Writing in Political Science
See how to write a political science research paper and how to write in political theory.
Writing in Political Science Courses
Get on the right track. Learn what kinds of evidence (argumentation) Political Science professors recognize as valid in the work they assign.