Charlottesville, Virginia – Niles Technology has a bird’s eye view on issues that students have with writing. A major issue is writing longer, better-reasoned essays. Several major writing programs have asked what we are finding. Our writing assistants have found that the lack of preparation is the No. 1 problem. The solution is to have students spend less time writing and more time preparing. Niles apps, for iPad and iPhone, are very strong on preparation and reasoning skills and put students on a solid writing track.