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Political Science

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  • Elle
    @elle-4 Elle Hi, I'm Elle, and I love Political Science. It is a subject that has always interested me, and I've read many books and written many papers on the subject! PoliSci should be son Socratic because it's great for learning how governments and societies work, and also for learning about the lawmakers and other politicians who influence all of our everyday lives.
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Bensalem, United States
    Someone from Bensalem, United States Hello there. I'm Vermilion, a high school student with a passion for history and political science. My friend @Avarum introduced me to Socratic and I love the idea of answering peoples' questions on political science and history. Political science deserves to be on Socratic because many people do not properly understand the terms politicians throw around these days. I also believe that knowing and understanding a variety of political theories and government systems gives a person a broader perspective and greater understanding of politics in general.
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Bensalem, United States
    Someone from Bensalem, United States Hello friends! I'm Andrew, and I'm a complete nerd when it comes to Political Science. I spend my days keeping up with the news, debates, and other miscellaneous political outlets to soak up as much information as possible. I find it incredibly important when handling a topic like Political Science to maintain a neutral stance for responses. I try to gather my information from a multitude of sources in order to stay unbiased and give crystal clear answers!
    Political Science deserves its spot on Socratic because there's plenty of unanswered questions revolving around current day politics, or governmental structure as a whole. The Political Science team and I will be there to answer your questions, and help you out as quickly as possible!
    Thanks for your time in reading; and I'm eager to get working for this branch!
    2 years ago


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Once the founding team has built a foundation of helpful answers and a healthy community of supporters, the subject will graduate, meaning it will join the ranks as a designated Socratic learning resource. We'll also design a beautiful subject badge to make it official!

Who can be a subject founder?

Anyone who knows a lot about Political Science can become a founder. Why? The Socratic community values passion, diversity of opinions, and commitment over credentials.

Alongside your knowledge, your passion to share and spread Political Science with students everywhere should be your driving force. This is what will help your subject succeed!

Why should I become a founder?
  • Be one of eight people building a shared resource that will reach more than a million students every month. Now that's legacy.
  • Connect and collaborate with brilliant people around the world who share your passion. Find your tribe.
  • Earn credibility and status, online and off. Add it to your resume! Founding a subject will keep you sharp, and can even help in your professional life.
  • Have fun. Building something you're proud of feels pretty darn good.
When I sign up to be a founder, what am I committing to? I'm not sure I have time.

New subjects need a foundation of helpful answers and, most important, continuous participation from passionate folks. As a founder, you will:

  • Ensure that your founding team creates at least 20 featured answers that represent that very best in your subject
  • Participate often and encourage other team members, so that you meet your shared goal of high activity days (days on which 8 or more people contribute)

No matter who you are, life is busy and unpredictable. That's why there are no individual or time-based requirements for subject founders. You can contribute to your shared goals anytime, from anywhere - so long as you make an active effort to support the team and push the subject forward.

Can I invite friends to be founders?

If you know someone who would be a great founder for a new subject on Socratic, you can — and should! — invite that person by sharing the link to this page with them, and encouraging them to sign up.

Inviting a friend to join you on the founding team likely means working with someone you already respect, which'll help establish trust amongst the team early on. Trust = better outcomes and more fun.

I would love to see Political Science on Socratic! Can I get involved without becoming a founder?

Yes! To help get Political Science launched on Socratic, you can:

  • Recruit others (know a potential founder?) and spread the word (share links with interested friends or online groups you're part of)
  • Contribute early answers — anyone can write answers, even if you're not a founder
  • Ask some of the first questions (if you're studying this subject or want to learn about it)
  • Get to know the founders and chime in with support and encouragement