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5 time-savers for savvy students

Maximize study time using these tools

Do class assignments and study sessions have you wondering how you’ll ever be able to get everything done and not be stressed out?

Never fear — there’s plenty of expert help available, even if it’s 3 am on a Saturday.

Here are five time-saving tools the University offers to help you succeed:


Riverpoint Writer

Confused by APA Style® format? Not sure how to set margins? Then download your free copy of the Riverpoint Writer® plugin for Microsoft® Word, which will help you do your assignments the right way the first time.

Designed exclusively for University of Phoenix students, Riverpoint Writer embeds easy-to-follow, pop-up menus into Word that help you do everything from setting up title pages and fonts in accordance with University standards to making quick and simple APA references and in-text citations.

The tool is available for all Windows® PCs and Macintosh® computers running Microsoft Office® 2011.


PhoenixConnect Writing Help community

Stuck on your current writing assignment? Then reach out to fellow students, alumni and faculty members on the PhoenixConnect® academic social network, where Center for Writing Excellence staff have established an online community dedicated to writing help. You can ask questions, locate writing resources and swap writing tips online.

Any posted questions get a response from University staff within 24 hours. You can also search the community for similar questions asked in the past to find answers quickly, explains Ben Bowman, communications specialist for the Centers for Writing Excellence and Mathematics Excellence.


PhoenixConnect Math Help community

Similar to the Writing Help community, this group focuses on math. Discussion boards center on key topics like math anxiety, and you can ask questions and share success stories. A tips blog and links to other resources, like live 24/7 tutoring, are included.



The PhoenixMath® virtual mentor is a quick and uncomplicated way to ramp up basic skills. With five-minute online lessons on dozens of pre-algebra topics presented in a fun, lighthearted manner, you can be prepared for your required math courses in minutes a day.

“You can choose which math topics you want to review,” explains Michael Rasmussen, academic tutoring project lead at University of Phoenix. “If you do 12 five-minute lessons a week, that’s just an hour total to get ahead of the math game.”


eCampus mobile apps

Available for Android™ and iPhone® smartphones, these apps make it straightforward to view and reply to PhoenixConnect community discussion boards from your mobile device, so you’re never far from the conversation. Additional apps are currently in development.

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