This tool is meant for students who are working on developing a topic for an essay or research paper. The three screens guide students from a statement of a topic, to asking questions about that topic, and then to framing the answer to those questions as a claim they might make about that topic--a thesis statement.
Writing in chemical engineering
What do graduate students need to know to write well in their field?
I believe that graduate students need to have five kinds of knowledge to write well: genre knowledge, discourse community knowledge, rhetorical knowledge, subject matter knowledge, and writing process knowledge.
1. What is your topic?
2. What questions will you ask about the topic?