In the retreat I sought assistance as I developed a new course, a senior seminar in industrial/ organizational (I/O) psychology, a writing intensive course. The field is an applied one with many practitioners working as consultants. During the workshop I decided to use the consultancy relationship as the foundation for the writing assignments.
Students selected one case of many I shared with them as their focus. After doing research and interviewing professionals with knowledge of this content area, students proceeded through a series of writing assignments (Table 1), focusing on ‘business writing’ and switching back and forth between two audiences, customer and client, across the assignments
Riordan, Catherine, "Writing Instruction Report Regarding Activities Stemming from Summer 2014 Backwards by Design Retreat" (2014). Backwards by Design Mini-Studies. 4.