Research and writing are central to your activities as political scientists. This website is intended to aid students engaged in a variety of related activities: writing a senior honors thesis, taking courses in research methods, and writing a paper for a government or social science course.
The link below from the University of Michigan will help you understand how govenmental policy is made This BRIEF explores how the ideas for governmental policy emerge and what it takes to get them adopted. Content is based primarily on Michigan, which has a full-time legislature. While concepts are relevant to other states and the national level, details may differ.