Here is a really fun writing assignment that my high school business students loved completing. It relates to their lives really well and sometimes companies respond with free items or even coupons.
In this project students analyze the strengths and weaknesses of products of their choosing and pick one to write a complaint letter about. The letter itself is formatted in modified block business style.
The assignment includes:
1. An example of proper formatting
2. Peer review directions
3. A graphic organizer
4. A cover letter to include with the actual complaint letters
This cover letter explains the details of the assignment and gives instructions for return responses.
Students really enjoy critiquing (benefits / drawbacks) products as well as each others letters.