An essay is a journey along an idea. The student's task is to take the reader through their knowledge of the topic or question. It can be an interesting and worthwhile trip by using fresh ideas, evidence and examples that focus on the topic. The program takes students through a simulated computer demo where a student learns all about the preparation, planning, writing and review stages of essays. The student is taken inside the computer and interacts with animated characters within the computer demo, learning about the introduction, body and conclusion of essays, paragraphs and topic sentences, writing essay plans, and linking ideas together.