This study aimed to address the growing need for postsecondary students to become better writers. The researchers implemented a writing workshop, which is typically designed for many elementary classrooms, in a university. Twenty-one postsecondary students participated in the writing workshops that provided students with opportunities to learn about academic writing through the use of mini-lessons. Students were also able to conference with their peers and the facilitators. Overall, the writing workshops provided a positive effect on students’ perceptions about their writing. In addition, the students felt that the writing workshops had a positive effect on their overall learning of a specific academic writing skill.
Pittman, R. T. & McDonald, D. R. (2015). Transforming the literacy lives of postsecondary students: A preliminary study of writing workshops at the university level. READ: An Online Journal for Literacy Educators 1(1), 40-47.