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Destination Motivation: Thursday, October 30th, 6 to 7 pm, SASB North Room 0127, Writing Center  Details and Registration

What motivates you?  This Learning Lab guides participants through a discussion about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.  Students are encouraged to use powerful questions to discover what moves them forward academically.  Participants will think about how to use what they have discovered about their motivation to set short term and long term goals.

Appy Hour: Brain Food; Thursday, October 30th, 12:30 -1:30pm, UL 130-Main Floor (closed room on the right).    Details and Registration

Join us for Apps and App(etizer)s!  During this event we’ll explore how you can use apps to help you stay focused and be more organized. We’ll also talk about managing distractions and using time effectively. Both iOS and Android users are welcome :)  Questions: Contact Kari Samuel  with questions:

Bio Cell 101

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 Sept.4th

Thursdays, 4-5pm (Hogan)    Details and Registration
Thursdays, 5-6pm (DeSaix)   Details and Registration

Finish Strong Coaching Groups

It’s not too late to have the semester you wanted! Join now.

Set goals, make action plans;
Get support and ideas from peers & LC coaches;
Tuesdays at 12:30 to 1:30; Nov 4,11,18, & 25
Undergrad Library Room 130    Details and Registration
 Open to any full-time student;
Must commit to attend 3 out of 4 meetings.
Wednesdays at 6:30 -7:30 pm; Nov 5, 12, 19 & Dec 3
SASB North Learning Center Suite 2109    Details and Registration

Reading Skills Workshops

Free workshops to improve reading speed, comprehension, and retention are offered throughout the semester. Remember to bring current reading assignments with you. Each workshop includes a mix of instructor-guided lessons and self-paced, independent exercises with your own materials.

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], 919-962-6389, Suite 2109, SASB North.
For description of each workshop, click here.

Introduction to Speed Reading

Tue., Oct. 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Gardner 08)

Wed., Nov. 5, 3-4 p.m. (Dey Hall 305)

Thur., Nov. 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Gardner 08)

Reading Textbooks: Increasing Comprehension

Wed., Oct. 29, 3-4 p.m. (Dey Hall 305)

Thur., Nov. 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Gardner 08)

Fri., Nov. 14, 1-2 p.m. (Gardner 08)

Reading Journal Articles: Strategies for Efficiency

Thur., Oct. 30, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Gardner 08)

Fri., Nov. 7, 1-2 p.m. (Gardner 08)

Tue., Nov. 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Gardner 08)

Reading to Ace the Test

Fri., Oct. 31, 1-2 p.m. (Gardner 08)

Tue., Nov. 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Gardner 08)

Wed., Nov. 12, 3-4 p.m. (Dey Hall 305)

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 301 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 Marc Howlett: mhowlett [at]  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.