I had just had my midterm for my Intro to Political Analysis class, taught by the eccentric, chalk-wielding, duck-loving Professor Douglas Dion, and in preparation for it I typed up all of my notes. Over the years I’ve found that the best way for me to remember notes, and be able to easily study them afterward, is by writing them down in full sentences and paragraphs. Sometimes they even end up being readable and well organized, and with my political analysis notes, it was so. So, partitioning my notes into distinct units, and giving them a little polish, I turned them into a series of blog posts. I also posted my final project from the class, “Do Hot Teachers Teach Better?,” a bit of analysis about Rate My Professors.
Based on the spike in traffic to these pages every May and December (seriously it’s like clockwork), I’m pretty sure people use them to study for final exams—so if you’re looking for an intro to poli sci study guide, you’ve come to the right place!
You can read them all online here:
- Aggregation and the Ecological Fallacy
- Condorcet Jury Theorem
- The Prisoner’s Dilemma
- The Decentralized Solution
- Median Voter Theorem and Voting Systems