Backward design is a course creation method that encourages teachers to identify their goals for student understanding and measurable objectives for learning from the outset. In this article we explore the application of backward design to the production of scholarly articles. Specifically, we report on a writing group program that encourages group goal setting and the acquisition of skills required to achieve these goals. We discuss the relationships between backward design principles and the development of scholarship for publication as well as offer suggestions of best practices for academic writers.
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Linder, K.E., Cooper, F.R., McKenzie, E.M. et al. Intentional Teaching, Intentional Scholarship: Applying Backward Design Principles in a Faculty Writing Group. Innov High Educ 39, 217–229 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10755-013-9273-0