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Learning Center Workshops | LNAP: Long Night Against Procrastination | ADHD/LD Workshops and Groups | STEM Workshops and Coaching Groups | Academic Coaching Groups | Test Prep | Graduate Student Coaching Groups and Workshops | Past Events

Learning Center Workshops

Movement and Learning – 4/20 at 5 p.m./Zoom

This workshop will help you learn why movement is so important to learning and will help you develop a plan to stay moving! Movement and Learning. Register for Movement and Learning. Make sure to register using your @email.unc.edu email address.

Make a Plan for Finals – 4/26 at 4 p.m./UL124 or Zoom

Finals week can be a busy and stressful time, but a solid plan can help you be more efficient and bring you peace of mind. Bring your finals schedule to this workshop, where we’ll share evidence-based learning strategies and help you create a finals study plan that will give you the best chance for success on your exams!

Register for Make a Plan for Finals/UL124.

Register for Make a Plan for Finals/Zoom. Make sure to register using your @email.unc.edu email address.

Finals Boot Camp – 4/28 and 5/4 (Reading Days) at 10AM-5PM and 4/29, 5/2, and 5/3 at 12-5PM/SASB North 0127 (the Writing Center)

Come study with us during finals! Join us at any or all of the sessions in this shared study space to set study goals, study among other students, and end the semester strong! Come and leave when you like!

Register for the 4/28 Finals Boot Camp.
Register for the 4/29 Finals Boot Camp.
Register for the 5/2 Finals Boot Camp.
Register for the 5/3 Finals Boot Camp.
Register for the 5/4 Finals Boot Camp.

Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP)

LNAP (Long Night Against Procrastination) – 4/6 at 7-10PM in SASB North 0127 or UL 124.

Join this shared study space to gather together with other students to work on any assignments you have been putting off. Set goals and have accountability. Drop-in or stay the whole time. Coaches and librarians will be available to help! Two locations to choose from, SASB North or the UL.

Register for LNAP in SASB North 0127 – 4/6 @7-10PM
Register for LNAP in UL 124 – 4/6 @7-10PM

ADHD/LD Workshops and Groups

ADHD, Me, & UNC

ADHD, Me, & UNC is a monthly event to learn more about navigating college with ADHD.

ADHD, Me and UNC: Build On Your Strengths – 1/25 at 4-5 PM/SASB North 0204
Join us this month to start the semester out strong by identifying your strengths and by learning how to use them to your advantage. Register for ADHD, Me and UNC: Build On Your Strengths

ADHD, Me and UNC: The Importance of Movement – 2/22 at 4-5 PM/SASB North 0204
Join us this month to learn more about the importance of movement in relation to ADHD. Register for ADHD, Me and UNC: The Importance of Movement

ADHD, Me and UNC: ADHD Medications – 3/22 at 4-5 PM/SASB North 0204
Come learn about ADHD medications and how they can be effective. Register for ADHD, Me and UNC: ADHD Medications

ADHD, Me and UNC: Final Exam Prep – 4/19 at 4-5 PM/SASB North 0204
Join us this month to begin your final exam prep and to create a study plan that will work for you! Register for ADHD, Me and UNC: Final Exam Prep

ADHD/LD Peer Connect Group – Wednesdays, 1/19–4/20 at 4 p.m./SASB North 2115

Join other peers with ADHD/LD where you can exchange ideas, support each other, and learn strategies that promote academic success. Questions? Contact Lara Edwards at laraee@unc.edu. Register for ADHD/LD Peer Connect Group.

Academic Coaching Groups

Conquering Reading Coaching Group: starting January 27th Thursdays at 4 p.m./SASB North 2115

Overwhelmed by the volume of reading? Wish you knew how to read more strategically? The Conquering Reading Coaching Group is for you. Work with an academic coach and your peers and get a handle on your reading! Register for Conquering Reading Coaching Group.

Transfer Student Coaching Group: Thursdays at 5pm, 1/27 through 3/3. SASB North, Room 2115

Calling all Transfer Students! You are invited to join the Transfer Student Coaching Group. Meet with your peers and an Academic Coach each week to support each other and learn new academic and organizational skills as you adjust to Life as a Tar Heel. Register for Transfer Student Coaching Group.

STEM Workshops and Coaching Groups

Math for Physics 119 Workshops

These workshops will cover topics including, but not limited to, integration, Gauss’s Law, Ampere’s Law, Biot-Savart Law, vector cross products, probability, and 1-D quantum mechanics.

Contact Math Specialist Jackie Stone, jacsto@email.unc.edu, with questions.

BioCell, CHEMpossible, Math Plus, and Vectorious

Join our Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Physics learning groups on Sakai to get online support.

  • BioCell for BIOL 101
  • Math Plus Math 130
  • Math Plus Math 231
  • CHEMpossible for CHEM 101
  • CHEMpossible for CHEM 102
  • Vectorious for Physics 114
  • Vectorious for Physics 115

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

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. Learn more about test preparation opportunities.

Graduate Student Coaching Groups and Workshops

Dissertation Coaching Group – Wednesdays at 4 p.m., starting January 19th on Zoom
Join this coaching group if you are a PhD student working on your dissertation. You’ll collaborate with your peers and an academic coach to set clear and achievable weekly goals, and share strategies to stay productive. (Registration currently closed.)

Dissertation Boot Camp, Virtual: March 21-25, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Past Events

Special Session–January 3-7, 2022

Get a great start on the spring semester! These workshops are designed to clarify critical concepts in academic writing and to offer strategies to enhance your success as a grad student at UNC. All workshops will be held over Zoom.

Monday, Jan. 3

  • Principles of citation and avoiding plagiarism. Register for principles of citation and avoiding plagiarism workshop. (10-10:50 a.m.) Why is citation so important in US universities? How do you know what you should or shouldn’t cite? How can you work with language to avoid plagiarizing? How can a citation manager help you?
  • Participating in class discussions. Register for participating in class discussions workshop. (11-11:50 a.m.) How can you prepare for the conversations? How can you understand what’s being said when they’re talking quickly? How can you return to a previous topic? How can you ask for clarification? Learn strategies for engaging more comfortably in fast-paced class discussions.

Tuesday, Jan. 4

  • Research introductions. Register for research introductions workshop. (10-10:50 a.m.) The typical research article introduction has a very predictable structure and language. Learn the formula for the introduction so you can find information quickly when you read and know where to put critical information when you write.
  • Verb tenses in discourse. Register for verb tenses workshop. (11-11:50 a.m.) English has twelve tenses! Learn which three are the most important and learn to use them correctly in research article introduction and discussion sections.

Wednesday, Jan. 5

  • Writing about gender and sexuality. Register for writing about gender and sexuality workshop. (10-10:50 a.m.) Should I write woman or female? What’s the difference? What does the acronym LGBTQIA stand for? Explore the answers to these questions and learn suggestions for making your writing about gender and sexuality more accurate and appropriate.
  • Reading efficiency. Register for reading efficiency workshop. (11-11:50 a.m.) There’s SO much to read in grad school! With the right mix of strategic reading practices, you can get essential information, build your vocabulary efficiently, and keep track of what you’re learning. Learn how in this workshop.

Thursday, Jan. 6

  • Writing about race. Register for writing about race workshop. (10-10:50 a.m.) What are the appropriate/preferred terms for referring to people of different races/ethnicities? What does the acronym BIPOC stand for? How can article (a, an, the) use change the way my writing about race may be interpreted? We’ll try to demystify writing about race in the American academy. Come with lots of questions!
  • Aaaargh!! English articles are so hard! Register for English articles workshop. (11-11:50 a.m.) It’s one of the most complex systems in English, but we’ve developed a tool that can help you choose the correct article (a, an, the) almost every time. Let us show you how easy it can be.

Friday, Jan. 7

  • Successful funding proposals. Register for successful funding proposals workshop. (10-10:50 a.m.) No matter which funding agency you’re seeking money from, all successful proposals share six qualities. Join us to learn what they are and to learn how you get there with your own funding proposals.
  • Understanding Southern English. Register for understanding Southern English workshop. (11-11:50 a.m.) You might understand people on campus, but what about in the community? Can you understand the grocery store clerk? Your restaurant server? The person at the DMV? Let us help you by sharing common features in the regional dialects of this area.

Semester Kickoff – 1/12 at 4-6 p.m./Zoom

Start off your semester wisely with our Semester Kickoff! Outline semester goals, create a balanced weekly routine, and complete a semester planner.

Study Smarter: Metacognition and Bloom’s Taxonomy – 1/20 at 5 p.m./Zoom

All of us want to learn more in less time, but not all study strategies are equally effective. In this workshop we’ll discuss evidence-based learning strategies to help you become an efficient learner and master the material.

Writing Application Essays – 1/27 at 4 p.m./UL124

Application essays can be challenging—the stakes are high, and writing about yourself can feel uncomfortable. In this workshop we’ll discuss reader expectations and how to make a great impression.

Make a Plan for Midterms – 2/1 at 4 p.m./Zoom

Midterms are right around the corner. Join us for this workshop to get a jump start on prepping for them and to develop a solid study plan.

Reading Effectively, Retaining More – 2/9 at 4 p.m./UL124

From text messages to textbooks, we spend much of our day reading. But how much time do we spend thinking about our approach to reading? In this workshop, you’ll learn strategies you can use before, during, and after reading to help you get through your reading more quickly and retain more of what you read.

Time Management-Own Your Calendar – 2/15 at 4 p.m./UL124 or Zoom

Want to be sure you’re making the most of your time each week? In this workshop, we’ll discuss the best ways to structure your study time, make the most of your free time, and create accountability to help you meet your time management goals.

Goodbye Procrastination! – 2/24 at 4 p.m./UL124

It can be stressful when you put things off until the last minute to get them done. Come to this workshop to better understand procrastination and to develop some strategies to reduce it.

Preparing for Tests – 3/2 at 4 p.m./Zoom

Are you finding that you don’t really know how to study for college tests or that your old test prep strategies just aren’t working? Join us to learn how to effectively prepare for tests.

How to Use Spring Break to Your Advantage – 3/8 at 3:30 p.m./UL124

Come to this workshop to develop a strategic academic plan to make sure you use the week prior to Spring Break and the week of Spring Break effectively so that you return to campus caught up and ready for the rest of the semester.

Time Management-Own Your Calendar – 3/23 at 5 p.m./Zoom

Want to be sure you’re making the most of your time each week? In this workshop, we’ll discuss the best ways to structure your study time, make the most of your free time, and create accountability to help you meet your time management goals.

Bullet Journaling – 3/31 at 3:30 p.m./UL124

Are you new to bullet journaling or a #buju pro? Come learn how bullet journaling can help you organize your thoughts, keep track of tasks, and establish good habits. Bring your own bullet journal or use one of our DIY ones!

Tackling Test Anxiety 4/7 at 5 p.m./Zoom

Test anxiety can make it hard to prepare for and perform well on tests, even if you’ve put hours into studying. In this workshop, we’ll discuss strategies you can use while you’re studying, right before your tests, and during your exams to deal with the emotional and physical symptoms of test anxiety.

Writing a Paper – How to Get it Done! – 4/12 at 3:30 p.m./UL124

Struggling to start or finish those end of semester papers? Don’t wait any longer! Come to this workshop to learn how to address writing blocks, to learn helpful writing strategies, and to develop a plan to get it done!