In professional writing, one of the tough parts about developing your writing is understanding where you need to improve, and how you might work towards addressing your shortcomings.
1. Learn how to Read Critically
Don’t trust everything written in the newspapers or shown on TV. Political writers cannot afford it, they need to boost their skill of critical reading. Pay attention to nuances and compare what it is said about the issue by different stakeholders.
Most political science writers follow the similar system in their writing:
- introduce an observation or a puzzle, which lead to them asking a question;
- investigate other researchers’ work to come up with an argument in response to the question asked; and
- use proof (qualitative or quantitative data) to test their argument.