Check reliable websites for information on your country’s system.
- You can, for instance, get a very quick rundown on the Australian system of government on the Oxfam Australia website.
Read textbooks, key political texts, and books on political history.
- Read key texts from your nation’s political history—in the U.S., for instance, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and so on. Book-length collections with annotations and introductory/explanatory essays may prove especially helpful.
Take a class on civics, government, or introductory politics.
- You can also find open, free online courses on politics with some quick internet searching.
Contact individuals in your government.
- If you’re looking to contact a member of the Scottish Parliament, for instance, you can use wikiHow to find info on how to get in touch and the best way to format your communication.
- Write government officials respectfully, but also get to your point quickly and clearly. This will make it much more likely that you’ll receive a useful reply.