Center for Writing Excellence

Writing well is critical for more than just your academic success — it can give you an advantage in the workplace, too. University of Phoenix offers students a convenient online resource — the Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) — to help you with everything from brushing up on grammar basics to putting the finishing touches on a paper. Students of all writing abilities will benefit from this complimentary online resource.

The CWE will help you:

Organize your thoughts

When you begin to write, are you sometimes intimidated by the blank page? Our Thesis Generator will help you organize your ideas by asking questions about your assignment. As you enter answers, the tool combines your words to develop a main idea and outline for your paper. With your thesis statement and outline created, you're on your way to a solid first draft.

Format and cite

You spent most of your time developing ideas and realized you forgot about citing your sources and formatting your document. As a student, you can download our Riverpoint Writer® application, a complimentary Microsoft Word® add-in that automatically adjusts page margins and generates title and reference page templates. It also sets up in-text citations and reference entries based on the information you enter for your sources. This tool is available for both Macs and PCs. 

Check your grammar

Grammar rules can sometimes be confusing — especially if your paper is due in a few hours, and you haven’t yet proofread it for grammatical errors. Don’t worry, our WritePoint® automated tool checks grammar and style, is available 24/7 and generates suggestions in minutes. WritePoint won’t do your homework for you, but it'll provide feedback to help you put the polish on your paper.

Become a better writer

No matter what your writing skill level, there's always room to learn new things or reinforce concepts so you can improve your written communication. With our Tutorials and Guides, available to browse 24/7, you can brush up on your grammar, view samples of different types of essays, practice your paraphrasing skills and more — at your own pace.

Find support with PhoenixConnect

Sometimes you just need another person to bounce ideas off or to explain confusing concepts. Students, faculty and CWE staff come together to provide support in the Writing Help community on our PhoenixConnect® academic social network.

No matter how busy your schedule, you can connect 24/7 with others who are logged in to this community.

Learn more about our Center for Writing Excellence by contacting an Enrollment Representative today at 866.766.0766.

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