This class was tough.
This class is extremely important to anyone looking to get involved in politics. The ability to effectively conduct research and then analyze that data is important for making informed policy decisions in your career. For your semester long project, be sure to pick a topic you find interesting. Researching a topic that matters to you is way more fun when it has to do with something you want to know more about!
The semester project that I did was certainly the highlight. Using all the research and analytics skills that we learned to put together a coherent and sensible presentation was a challenge and I as proud when it was completed.
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Advice for students:
Do not slack! This course builds on itself and if you do not come to class, pay attention, and do the reading, you could get left behind quickly. I don't want to scare people away from this course because it is important, but if you do not put solid effort into this course than do not expect an A.