Combine biotechnology and letter writing! Students research a career in biotechnology (Job requirements, potential employers, educational requirements, salary range, etc.) and write themselves a letter from the perspective of a career counselor. Students put to use their online research skills, their knowledge of biotechnology, their persuasive writing skills, and practice the lost art of letter writing.
Clear expectations, an example letter and a grading rubric is included on the handout.
Inspired by RAFT (Role, Audience, Format, Topic) writing model.
Feel free to alter the document to fit your grade and level of rigor.