I viewed this material for about 1 hour for a class assignment. I felt that this site covered all the bases of writing very well, starting with the basics of vocabulary and building up to a full length essay. With each new concept, there were helpful tips for the student which gave a deeper look at each step of the writing process. The material was augmented with teacher suggestions for outside activities which, if used together, can give students a rich lesson in essay writing. The general essay skills taught by this site will be useful for students (4-12 grade levels) throughout their scholastic career. I felt that this site was attractively put together with a very clear and straight forward format.
This site requires Real Audio (free listening software). Complete directions are included on how the user can down-load and install the necessary software. Even though I did not have the equipment to run Real Audio, the site was still usable.