Hey sis, so I have to talk to my high school classmates about policy writing and I heard you talking about it earlier. Could you give me a quick overview of what it is and how it can help us in the future?
Of course little brother! Policy writing is a form of writing used by many Political Science majors. However, this form of writing can be beneficial to many people due to the skills it can help you develop. In policy writing, you are attempting to persuade an audience to accept or consider accepting something proposed. Let's go for a walk.
This semester I took a difficult political science class at my school so I now understand the importance of policy writing better than before. Many jobs related to Political science will require people to be able to make convincing statements and many times in short periods of time.
Can you give me an example of when this would be useful?
Okay, let's say that you want to convince the city council that they need to build a dog park. Due to the number of people who want to speak, you may only get two minutes to speak. Therefore, if you are skilled at summarizing important points quick, fighting to start the park will be easier. You will also feel happy to know that you are fighting for a good cause!
A way you can practice policy writing is simply by finding topics you care about and writing about them during your free time. But as you can see, policy writing can be useful even in everyday life to fight for or against certain issues that may be important to you. This will be useful to develop communication skills and it will help you succeed in any career.
Thank you for all the information! It will definitely be useful to teach the rest of my classmates.