The transition essay zone prepares students for formal academic writing. It consists of three modules: the pre-writing, writing, and revising and editing stages. These modules include the analysis and interpretation of an assignment, as well as writing and editing in a formal academic style. The emphasis is on the writing process, as opposed to merely the topic. The transition essay zone emphasizes the writing process as a whole. This section of the program is especially helpful for students who are transitioning from an essay-only format to an academic-style paper.