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Start Strong Coaching: Thursday, Jan. 22 – Feb 19, 3:30 – 4:30 pm.   Details and Registration

Set goals for a great spring semester and create action plans to achieve your goals.  Get support and input from other students and Learning Center staff to help you follow your plans.  Snacks are provided at every meeting and if you attend 4/5 sessions you will earn a Learning Center Study Smart T-Shirt.  Room 2109 SASB North


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)

Introduction to Speed Reading:  Register

  • Thur., Jan. 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (workshop), 4:30-5:00 p.m. (optional practice)
  • Wed., Jan. 21, 3:35-4:25 p.m. (workshop), 4:25-4:55 p.m. (optional practice)

Reading Textbooks:  Register

  • Fri., Jan. 30, 2:30-3:20 p.m. (workshop), 3:20-3:50 p.m. (optional practice)

Reading Journal Articles:  Register

  • Fri., Feb. 6, 2:30-3:20 p.m. (workshop), 3:20-3:50 p.m. (optional practice)

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)
Mini Course Choices  Monday; Option#1 – Gardner Hall, Room 309

Tuesday; Option#2 – Gardner Hall, Room 008

Wednesday; Option#3 – Gardner Hall, Room 106

Thursday; 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!


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