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Study skills

Want to be a better studier? Check out these tips

Did you know that the amount of water you drink can affect your concentration? ...

Be a better writer

8 tips to help you be a better writer

Writing well is one of the most useful and important skills a student can ...

Student tools

5 student services that can help you succeed

University of Phoenix students are diverse, with a wide range of academic, ...

Certificate programs

5 things to know about certificate programs

People who are successful in one career and those who change careers often have ...

Obstacles in life

5 ways to be prepared for life’s obstacles

When you’re juggling work, school and your personal life, planning for ...

Ways to gain confidence

7 simple ways to build your confidence

Are you shy or easily embarrassed? Does an upcoming job interview or networking ...

Connect to other students

5 ways to connect with fellow students

Just because you aren’t in a college classroom every day doesn’t mean there ...

Paying off student loans.

7 tips for paying off student loans

You’ve finished college with two things: a new degree and at least one student ...

Asking for a letter of recommendation

How to ask for a letter of recommendation

If you’re seeking a job or scholarship or hoping to move on in college to earn ...

Student organizations

5 benefits of joining student organizations

Getting good grades may be among your top educational goals, but there’s more to ...

Winning scholarships

How to improve your odds of winning scholarships

Scholarships are free money, but not easy money. Applying takes time, research ...

Money management

Post-holiday money-management tips

You’ve eaten all the holiday treats, taken down the seasonal decorations, and ...

Getting motivated

4 ways to get motivated

Like many people, you’ve probably got a long list of things you’d like to ...

Phoenix Scholarship Reward Program

University scholarship program aims to cut tuition

Looking for ways to save on college tuition? So are many of the schools you may ...

Top 2014 New Year’s Resolutions

Our staff’s top 2014 New Year’s resolutions

For many of us, January 1st isn’t just the signal to toss out last year’s ...

Maintain your sanity when houseguests visit

How to be stress-free when you have houseguests

Your mother plans to stay with you for the holidays. Or your old college ...

Creative holidays

Creative gift giving for the holidays

Although the holidays often mean enjoying the company of friends and family, the ...

Tech issues

4 tips to help you resolve tech issues

It’s 10 pm Monday. You’re closing in on the end of a long day and have just ...

Buy local

5 foods to buy locally

You probably know there are advantages to buying locally grown food: It’s ...

Tips to stay focused

How to stay focused during the holidays

It’s holiday season — time for parties, shopping and family get-togethers. But ...

Unusual scholarships

7 unusual scholarships to help you pay for college

When it comes to financing your college education, look beyond the usual sources ...

Writer’s block

How to overcome writer’s block

Your paper’s due in a few days, but instead of writing, you’re staring at a ...

Learn Twitter strategies

5 Twitter accounts to learn a Tweet or two from

While some Twitter® accounts have millions of followers and others struggle to ...

How to search

5 tips to improve your online search skills

Whether you’re searching for an academic study on the evolution of certain types ...

Cellphones for learning

How to use cellphones for learning

Mobile devices are taking over the classroom — in a good way....

Become a teacher

Considering a career as a teacher? Here are 5 things you can expect from University of Phoenix

If you’ve dreamed of a career as a teacher, you’ll need to take specific steps ...

Tuition assistance benefits

5 ways to make your case for tuition assistance

You want to earn a college degree but need help with tuition. Have you checked ...

Music while studying

Should you listen to music while studying?

You’re cramming for an exam or finishing a paper that’s due tomorrow while ...

Ways to stay motivated

5 ways to stay motivated in college

Now that you’ve gone back to school, how do you stay focused when you’ve got a ...

New online classroom

How the new online classroom can help you

University of Phoenix is upgrading its online classroom for the first time in ...

Study tips

5 study tips to make the most of your time

Your busy life means study time is limited, so why not make the most of it? ...

Going back to school

Going back to school? How to tell your partner

The decision to get your degree ultimately is yours. But as thrilled as you are ...

Math labs

Math labs help students nail challenging topics

If the idea of graphing an equation makes your head spin, you don’t have to ...

Time management for students

Top time-management tips for students

“It’s sometimes difficult for students [to return to school] — especially if ...

Advice for students

Advice for students going back to school

If you’re a new student who’s wondering how you’re going to balance daily and ...

When to study

Do you know when to study?

People perform their best at certain types of tasks — from exercise to ...

Quitting children’s activities

5 things to do before letting your child quit

Now that you’ve plunked down the requisite cash to register your daughter for ...

Cybersecurity

5 cybersecurity mistakes you can avoid

While everyone can agree that the Internet makes life easier, it’s also full of ...

5 time-management tips for busy moms

You cook meals, run errands, raise kids, work, attend school — the list goes ...

How to avoid plagiarism

Aside from receiving an F on an assignment, there’s nothing more shameful than ...

Day trips

5 great Phoenix day trips

Your family and friends have come to Phoenix for your commencement, and they ...

University of Phoenix graduation

8 ways loved ones can prep for your graduation

Do you have friends and family members who have agreed to see you cross the ...

What to do after college

What to do after you graduate from college

Once you’ve crossed the stage, accepted your diploma and turned in your cap and ...

Graduation tips

7 graduation tips to make your day memorable

It’s your moment. After so many homework assignments, late-night study sessions ...

In honor of Father’s Day

The best advice my father ever gave me

Advice comes from every corner of our lives, but there’s something about ...

5 things to do in Phoenix

5 things to do in Phoenix during graduation

The University’s National Commencement is June 7–8 in Phoenix and, while the ...

5 Popular University of Phoenix Scholarships

5 popular University of Phoenix scholarships

Going to classes and completing assignments — in addition to maintaining the ...

Live events promote student success

Student webinars can help you master the basics

Need to write a college essay, but still haven’t figured out how to compose a ...

Grammar rules

Don't let grammar mistakes derail your career

We’ve all done it — misplaced an apostrophe, confused “their” with “there” or ...

Best educational apps for kids

5 apps for kids that entertain and educate

If you’re weary of hearing your kids playing “Angry Birds,” there are a lot of ...

Learning teams develop career skills

7 career skills learning teams help you develop

What’s a surefire way to help college students gain the abilities they’ll need ...

Texting in class

Is texting in class hurting your education?

Although you may think that sending a harmless “WAYD?” (What are you doing?) ...

University of Phoenix commencement

5 things to do while you’re in Phoenix

Although the main focus of your trip to Arizona in June is to celebrate your — ...

Options for college tuition

7 ways to reduce student loans

Like many students, you’ll likely need some financial aid to help pay for ...

Local scholarships

How to find local scholarships

When it comes to finding scholarships, here’s a good rule of thumb: Look for ...

Budget travel for spring break

7 tips for a budget-friendly spring break

When you’re buried under work, there’s nothing more alluring than the dream of ...

Reasons to seek premarital counseling

5 reasons to seek premarital counseling

“Many couples tend not to realize the challenges that blending lives will ...

Keeping romance alive

5 ways busy parents can keep romance alive

If you feel ho-hum about even the thought of celebrating Valentine’s Day, ...

Education expenses

How to start thinking about education expenses

A college degree is an investment. Yet Americans now owe more on their student ...

Phoenix Career Services

Phoenix Career Services launches planning tools

When it comes to your career, you probably have questions: How could your ...

Be smart online to prevent hacking

5 ways to prevent hacking in social media

You log in to your Facebook® page only to find strange and offensive photos ...

Social media tools

5 tools to keep on top of social media

Now that you’ve set up your Twitter® account, LinkedIn® profile and Facebook® ...

Time management tips

How to choose a time-management strategy that’s right for your personality

If you expressed your feelings about time management aloud, would you be ...

First-year sequence

First-Year Sequence: What’s in it for you?

Science, writing, personal finance — required college courses can be a drag ...

Returning to college

5 reasons to go back to school

Eating healthier. Working out more. Quitting smoking. Drinking less. Taking the ...

New Year’s resolutions

5 tips for sticking to your New Year’s resolutions

Committing to run in next fall’s marathon might sound like a cool idea on ...

Toxic friends aren’t friends at all

5 reasons to end a toxic friendship

Do you have a friend who’s toxic, and really more of a frenemy? “If someone ...

Cut costs to boost savings

7 easy ways to cut monthly expenses

Do you run out of money before you run out of bills? Cost cutting can be the ...

Understanding credit is essential

5 things you need to know about credit reports

You probably know your GPA, but do you know about your credit score and what’s ...

Reduce stress during the holidays

5 ways to come back from the holidays refreshed

If you’re like a lot of people, your list of holiday experiences may include ...

University partners with iGrad online financial education

iGrad teaches personal finance lessons

Navigating all the ways to create a budget and pay for college can feel like ...

Maximize study time using these tools

5 time-savers for savvy students

Do class assignments and study sessions have you wondering how you’ll ever be ...

Energy drinks

5 things you should know about energy drinks

How do you stay on top of your homework after a full day of work?...

Use these apps for tedious tasks

5 time-saving apps to simplify your life

Mobile apps that can effectively discipline your kids, repel bugs and drive your ...

Budgeting tips for the holidays

How to celebrate the holidays on a budget

It’s that time of year again when it’s easy to get swept up in retailers’ ...

Working students and child care

5 ways working students can cut child care costs

Life as a working student is a challenge. Add parenting and the cost of child ...

Trade your stuff and save cash

7 ways bartering can save you money

The reality TV show “Barter Kings” and Kyle MacDonald’s best-selling book “One ...

How to eat healthy on Pinterest

5 rules for healthy eating with Pinterest

When it comes to using recipes you find on Pinterest® pinboards to plan your ...

Black Friday deals

7 tips for getting Black Friday deals

If you think waiting outside for hours in the cold to beat hundreds of other ...

Going back to school

How to tell your kids you’re going back to school

You decided to go back to college, picked a challenging program and enrolled in ...

Ask these pre-appointment questions

5 questions to ask before seeing a doctor

Finding the right doctor for you or your family doesn’t have to be a daunting ...

Team learning

How to create a winning college support team

When Michelle Hoaglund began studying for her bachelor’s degree in the ...

Writing winning scholarship essays

5 tips for writing winning scholarship essays

Who doesn’t want scholarships? With cutthroat competition, you need any ...

Halloween safety for kids.

How to stay safe while trick-or-treating

Carving pumpkins, buying candy and finding costumes are often the first things ...

Online education tools provide support

7 ways University of Phoenix eCampus supports online students

As a student at University of Phoenix, you have access to a variety of helpful ...

Finishing your degree can pay off

5 reasons to finish your degree

Getting an education while juggling work and family is not easy. Though you ...

Communicating with faculty

5 ways to improve your relationship with instructors

If your interaction with faculty members is limited to just the time you’re in ...

Keeping your education on track after getting orders

How active-duty servicemembers can keep their studies on track

It’s a common scenario: Active-duty servicemembers enroll in school, but during ...

Homework hero

7 ways to become your child’s homework hero

Along with fall heralding the season of “back to school” comes the daily ...

Saying no builds self-confidence

5 reasons to say no

Your boss appears at 5 pm on Friday, dumps something on your already overloaded ...

Get ready to vote

5 ways to get ready to vote

You want to help pick the leader of the free world, but have you done ...

Fast food can be healthy

How to eat healthy on the go

It’s inevitable: You succumb to fast food because the day is packed with ...

Adult learners going back to school

5 questions to ask before going back to school

With 38 percent of current college students older than 25, the phrase “back to ...

Effective job-search resources

3 ways a job-skills workshop can help you

Finding a job is, well, a job in itself. You perform research on companies and ...

Planning for an emergency

5 ways to create an emergency plan

Earthquakes. Fires. Floods. Tornadoes. Blizzards. Hurricanes. Depending on ...

Customize yuor nutrition plan

5 customized diets for common health issues

Have you ever tried a new diet that offers a universal key to wellness or weight ...

Are you overscheduled?

7 warning signs that you’re overscheduled

Does the sight of your planner make you want to sink into the couch with a pint ...

Get the skinny on 5 diet trends

Skim a few magazines, and you can find a hot new food or diet regimen for ...

How to resolve social media conflicts

5 ways to keep your sanity on social media

When you first sign up for social media sites, the experience is exciting and ...

Simple ways to save

Trim the fat: 5 rules for putting your budget on a diet

“When it comes to saving money, going on a financial diet is similar to losing ...

How to volunteer without time or money

5 ways to volunteer with little time or money

So you want to make a difference in the world but think you’re too busy or too ...

Financial aid

5 tips on how to navigate student loans

Many college students apply for student loans, but the application process can ...

College orientation

Orientation Workshop helps new students succeed

You wouldn’t run a marathon without training. It takes preparation, dedication ...

Socializing is as important as studying

5 ways to keep your social life alive when you’re super busy

When you’re busy juggling work, school and raising a family, having a vibrant ...

Olympians’ bodies are different from ours

Olympic lessons: What kids can learn while watching the 30th Summer Games

When the 30th Summer Olympic Games open in London for 12 days on July 27, ...

5 steps to effective time management

5 steps to mastering time management

Sometimes a simple to-do list doesn’t cut it. Juggling multiple deadlines and ...

Webcam spying

5 ways to protect yourself from webcam hackers

Webcams look harmless: You may not even think about that little lens atop your ...

Become your own health care advocate

5 ways to become your own health care advocate

When it comes to your health, speak up. University of Phoenix College of ...

Goby is a top iPhone app

5 apps that make summer more fun

Plenty of apps can help you make the most of the warm summer weather — whether ...

Stay safe in the sun

7 things you need to know about sunscreen

It’s summertime, which means you’ll be spending more time outside in the ...

With support, military spouses can thrive

5 ways military spouses can build a support network

With time apart from your loved one, worry and being stationed around the ...

Reward yourself with ice cream

5 tips for focusing on schoolwork this summer

It’s 85 degrees, there’s a barbecue sizzling next door and you hear the ice ...

Take inexpensive mass transit for urban summer fun

5 ways to have a fuel-free vacation

With the cost of filling your vehicle's gas tank, the all-American road trip ...

Summer vacation ideas

7 reasons to take a staycation this summer

With the rising prices of fuel and the high cost of travel on our fragile ...

5 unique ways to celebrate Father’s Day

If your dad has received one too many ties, coffee mugs or pairs of socks as ...

Higher education is a lifelong pursuit

5 predictions for the future of higher education

In the future, getting a college degree will be even more important than it is ...

Transferring from community college

5 tips on transferring from community college to a four-year program

With the sluggish economy, community colleges nationwide are flooded with ...

Blood drive.

5 worthy ways to support military personnel

No dollar amount can reunite a servicemember with his or her family fast enough. ...

Social media and depression

5 signs that Facebook makes you depressed

Do you have the Facebook® blues? Emerging studies indicate that social media may ...

Budgets require consistent planning

5 easy tips and tools for creating a budget

Good money management requires developing a budget and sticking to it. It might ...

Online students walk to class

How do you walk to an online classroom?

The walk to class has been a comforting on-campus ritual for new students in ...

Blended Families

7 tips for blending families

“The Brady Bunch” made it look relatively easy. As America’s most famous TV ...

Complimentary workshops

Take advantage of these complimentary student workshops

If you’re now returning to school as an adult, you may need a refresher in study ...

Student struggling with homework.

Struggling with math? This online tool could be your shining knight

Thanks to a new support tool, University of Phoenix students can get one-on-one ...

Brainstorming.

7 ways to get the most out of brainstorming

Imagine a team of people slouched around a table, their faces solemn and their ...

Woman looking at computer

7 ways to become a scholarship hunter

Searching for scholarships for college can be a lot like searching for a job. ...

Busy Students.

5 study tips for busy students

“The best way to make studying a habit is to make it a normal part of your ...

computer screens

7 ways to get the support you need as an online student

Being an online student definitely has its perks. You can attend class on your ...

Firefighters preparing.

University of Phoenix provides higher learning for emergency preparedness

First responders, like paramedics and firefighters, are on the front lines ...

Crumpled money.

5 tips to avoid money problems in your relationship

Relationships fall apart for many reasons: infidelity, incompatibility, ...

Taxes

5 tax breaks every student should know about

It's taxing enough to earn a higher-education degree. Luckily, several valuable ...

Woman enjoying healthy sandwich

5 healthy lunch ideas for busy people

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but let’s not forget about ...

Calm the chaos to get more out of your life.

7 ways to de-clutter your life

Your house looks like the aftermath of a hurricane, and your weekly calendar is ...

Social media isn’t for everyone

5 reasons Facebook-haters won’t join the party

“Sorry, I don’t use Facebook®.” In today’s social media age, that statement can ...

Protect your family online

5 things every parent should know about Facebook

With social networking etiquette constantly evolving, and privacy and ...

Beware of possible Facebook pitfalls.

5 pitfalls students should avoid on Facebook

With more than 96 percent of college students utilizing Facebook®, the social ...

Blocking Facebook spam

3 ways to block Facebook® spam and other annoyances

When you're on Facebook, you'll probably encounter certain content that you'd ...

Facebook

How to set up your Facebook privacy settings

Although Facebook® is a great communication tool, you may be concerned about ...

Certificate programs help you stand out.

5 reasons to consider a certificate program

In an environment where employers can pick and choose from many well-qualified ...

It’s the thought that counts: 5 steps to becoming a positive thinker

When life feels overwhelming, most people believe they need to make drastic ...

5 ways to improve your mood

Just like death and taxes, bad moods are inevitable. Because of this, even the ...

The keys to happiness

5 myths of happiness

Everyone wants to be happy. The Declaration of Independence even lists the ...

5 creative ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

It’s time to think outside the heart-shaped chocolate box. Those red roses, ...

5 steps to conquering procrastination

5 steps to conquering procrastination

The world is full of chronic procrastinators, people who put off undesirable ...

Counseling Skills Centers train future mental health counselors

We all seem to have that one special friend — who won't judge us or spill our ...

5 ways to transform classmates into business partners

Ever brainstorm with a classmate about a business venture? Don’t dismiss that ...

Step-By-Step Math Review helps relieve math anxiety for University of Phoenix students

Have you ever studied rigorously for a math exam, only to go totally blank once ...

Earning college credits through Prior Learning Assessment

For many of us, learning doesn’t just take place in classrooms. We all have ...

How to balance work, school and having a life

For those with full-time jobs who are striving to get a degree, it can ...

5 secrets of a working student mom

The laundry keeps mounting and the floor feels a bit sticky, but that’s OK with ...

5 ways Graduation Teams support students

5 ways Graduation Teams support students

Choosing the right school just got even more important: U.S. graduation rates ...

Military trends: Distance learning gaining appeal

University of Phoenix military leaders say that more and more military students ...

5 habits of highly successful students

There’s no question that being a college student in today’s modern world of ...

5 best brain foods for study sessions

Wouldn't it be fantastic if you could eat something delicious and magically ...

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