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The Writing Center and Learning Center are hosting Appy Hour Kick-Off Party, Rescheduled for March 3rd, 4-6 in SASB-North, Suite 0127.  Check out our Apps web Page       Details and Registration

Could your phone improve your academic life?!  Come find out!

Our staff have reviewed and compiled a compendium of apps and web tools we think might be useful to you in your academic life.  We’ve got everything from effective alarm clock apps to flash cards to brainstorming to planning tools.  You’ll have a chance to check out Elevate, Apple’s Best App of 2014 developed by Carolina Alum Michael Levy.  Stop by to play with some of what we’ve gathered, have some appetizers, and offer your suggestions for the compendium.


Midterm Madness Bootcamp.  February 25, 26.  March 2, 3.  5 – 8pm    Details and Registration

Join your peers for supervised study with the Learning Center.  Enjoy camaraderie, discipline and snacks as you prepare for midterms.  Learning Center staff will be available to offer academic coaching. 


Bio Cell 101: Thursdays, 4-5 pm (Hogan) Details and Registration;  Thursdays 5 – 6pm (DeSaix) Details and Registration

A collaborative learning group for students in Biology 101.  The group will focus on the current content from lecture as well as establish productive and efficient study skills for the course. We will discuss and apply test prep strategies, tools for reading efficiency, and active learning techniques throughout the semester. Starting January 15th.  If you wish to participate in the STUDY GROUP CHALLENGE.  More information available at Bio Cell 101 meeting.


Speed Reading & Comprehension: Workshops & Mini Courses

Learn simple, effective techniques to improve reading speed, comprehension, and retention through individual workshops or a comprehensive mini course that includes all topics from the individual workshops. Each workshop/course session is scheduled for one hour, with an optional 30 minutes afterward for extra practice and individual consultations.  Workshops/course sessions include a mix of instructor-guided lessons and self-paced, independent exercises with your own materials, so remember to bring current reading assignments with you. To receive early notice of future workshops, please join our notification list. Individualized help is also available by appointment.  Questions? Please contact: Christina Perry, cp [at] unc [dot] edu, 919-962-6389, Suite 2109, SASB North.

Workshop Choices (all held in the Undergrad Library, Room 124)

Reading to Ace the Test:  Register

  • Tue., Feb. 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (workshop), 4:30-5:00 p.m. (optional practice)
  • Tue., April 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (workshop), 4:30-5:00 p.m. (optional practice)

Reading Journal Articles:

Introduction to Speed Reading: 

Reading Textbooks:

Mini Course Choices  Monday; Option#1 – Gardner Hall, Room 309
Tuesday; Option#2 – Gardner Hall, Room 008Wednesday; Option#3 – Gardner Hall, Room 106Thursday; Option#4 – Gardner Hall, Room 008
Mini Course Option 1: Mondays, January 26 – February 16 (Gardner Hall, Room 309)3:35-4:25 p.m. (class), 4:25-4:55 p.m. (optional practice).  Register

  • Session 1 of 4 – Mon., Jan. 26 – Speed Reading
  • Session 2 of 4 – Mon., Feb. 2 – Textbooks
  • Session 3 of 4 – Mon., Feb. 9 – Journal Articles
  • Session 4 of 4 – Mon., Feb. 16 – Ace the Test
Mini Course Option 2: Tuesdays, January 27 – February 17 (Gardner Hall, Room 008)3:30-4:30 p.m. (class), 4:30-5:00 p.m. (optional practice).  Register

  • Session 1 of 4 – Tue., Jan. 27 – Speed Reading
  • Session 2 of 4 – Tue., Feb. 3 – Textbooks
  • Session 3 of 4 – Tue., Feb. 10 – Journal Articles
  • Session 4 of 4 – Tue., Feb. 17 – Ace the Test
Mini Course Option 3: Wednesdays, January 28 – February 18 (Gardner Hall, Room 106)3:35-4:25 p.m. (class), 4:25 – 4:55 p.m. (optional practice).  Register

  • Session 1 of 4 – Wed., Jan. 28 – Speed Reading
  • Session 2 of 4 – Wed., Feb. 4 – Textbooks
  • Session 3 of 4 – Wed., Feb. 11 – Journal Articles
  • Session 4 of 4 – Wed., Feb. 18 – Ace the Test
Mini Course Option 4: Thursdays, January 29 – February 19 (Gardner Hall, Room 008)3:30-4:30 p.m. (class), 4:30-5:00 p.m. (optional practice).  Register

  • Session 1 of 4 – Thur., Jan. 29 – Speed Reading
  • Session 2 of 4 – Thur., Feb. 5 – Textbooks
  • Session 3 of 4 – Thur., Feb. 12 – Journal Articles
  • Session 4 of 4 – Thur., Feb. 19 – Ace the Test


The Princeton Review GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT Test Prep Courses.  Details and Registration.

The Learning Center is partnering with The Princeton Review to offer test prep courses for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT at a savings of up to $600 for UNC students, alumni and employees. The Princeton Review also offers free local test prep events.


Test Prep Tuesdays:  Tuesday, 4-6pm, Dey Hall 204  Details and Registration

This free group utilizes the UNC Learning Center academic coaching model to create a structured approach to exam preparation, set and meet goals, and promote accountability for our progress.  The group is open to all Carolina students preparing for any of the following exams:  GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, DAT, PCAT, and OAT.  Questions?  Contact group coach leader Marc Howlett: mhowlett [at] live.unc.edu.  New attendees are always welcome!


 Would you like to request a Learning Center program for your organization? Click here for our Learning Center Program Request Form.