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All Fall 2020 workshops and events will be held virtually. We look forward to seeing you online! Click on an event title for details.

Carolina First-Years Coaching Group | ADHD Virtual Peer Connect Group | LNAP | Writing Application Essays | Time Management: Own Your Calendar | ADHD, Me, and UNC ADHD Awareness: How Much Do You Really Know? | ADHD, Me, and UNC Final Exam Prep | BioCell, CHEMpossible, and Math Plus | Math for PHYS 119 Workshop | Asynchronous Classes: How to Succeed | Study Smarter: Self-Testing | Make a Plan for Finals | Finals Bootcamp | GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT Test Prep Courses | Grad Student Workshops | Past Events

Carolina First-Years Coaching Group – Mondays @ 3:00-4:00 p.m./Zoom

The Carolina First-Years is a coaching group targeted to ANY and ALL first year students. New Tar Heels will
meet weekly with supportive and friendly academic coaches to learn effective academic and time-management
skills, and to navigate a remote learning environment. Register for Carolina First-Years Coaching Group. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

ADHD Virtual Peer Connect Group – Wednesdays @ 4:00-5:00 p.m./Zoom

This ongoing coaching group for students with ADHD/LD will continue virtually, and new members are welcome! Exchange ideas, support each other, and learn strategies that promote academic success. This group will meet via Zoom; all you need is a computer with internet connection! Questions? Contact Lara Edwards at laraee@unc.edu. Register for ADHD Peer Connect Group. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

LNAP – Wednesdays @ 7:00 p.m./Zoom

We’re hosting weekly Long Night Against Procrastination events Wednesdays on Zoom. 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!

The dates are as follows: 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, and 11/11.

Register here, and we’ll send you the Zoom link. See you there! Register for LNAP. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

Study Smarter: Self-Testing – 11/5 @ 5:00 p.m./Zoom

All of us want to learn more in less time, but not all study strategies are equally effective. In this workshop series, we’ll discuss evidence-based learning strategies to help you become an efficient learner and master the material. Register for Study Smarter: Self-Testing. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

Make a Plan for Finals – 11/10 @ 3:30 p.m./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. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

ADHD, Me, and UNC Final Exam Prep – 11/11 @ 4:00-5:00 p.m./Zoom

Finals start on November 18th, but preparing for them ahead of time is key! Join us to start mapping out your final exam plan! Register for ADHD, Me, and UNC Final Exam Prep. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

Finals Boot Camp – Nov. 17, 18 & 19 @ 7-10 p.m./Zoom

Join us for one, two or all three nights in this shared study space to set study goals, study among other students, and end the semester strong! Register for Finals Bootcamp. Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

BioCell, CHEMpossible, and Math Plus

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

Math for PHYS 119 Workshop – Friday 11/13 @ 1:30-4:00 pm./Zoom

Are you in Physics 119? Join us for our third Math for Physics 119 workshop! We will review for the final exam, including 1-D quantum mechanics and normalizing wave functions, Gauss’s law and Ampere’s law, as well as general problem-solving strategies. Register for Math for PHYS 119. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

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.

Grad Student Workshops

Responding to Reviewer Comments – 11/2 @ 4:30-5:30 p.m./Zoom

Congratulations! You have received an R&R from the journal! Now, what do you do? In this workshop, we will discuss general strategies for responding to reviewers’ comments and share some language for politely disagreeing. Register for Responding to Reviewer Comments. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

Principles of Funding Proposal Writing – 11/4 @ 3:30-4:30 p.m./Zoom

Are you applying for funding to support your research? While every application is different, there are key qualities of a good application. This workshop describes general principles and offers strategies for writing your best proposal. Register for Principles of Funding Proposal Writing. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

Dissertation Boot Camp – 11/9-11/13 @ 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 2:00-5 p.m./Zoom

Join fellow dissertation writers for a week of focused writing. Dissertation Boot Camp will meet through Zoom and will be facilitated by the UNC Writing Center. Participants will set goals for the week, experiment with writing strategies, work on their writing in several structured time blocks, and engage in a series of writing-related discussions with other grad students.

Choose morning or afternoon. Because it’s on Zoom, returners are welcome!

Nov. 9-13: morning (9-12:30) or afternoon (2-5:30)

Dissertation Boot Camp – 11/30-12/4 @ 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 2:00-5 p.m./Zoom

Join fellow dissertation writers for a week of focused writing. Dissertation Boot Camp will meet through Zoom and will be facilitated by the UNC Writing Center. Participants will set goals for the week, experiment with writing strategies, work on their writing in several structured time blocks, and engage in a series of writing-related discussions with other grad students.

Choose morning or afternoon. Because it’s on Zoom, returners are welcome!

Nov. 30-Dec. 4: morning (9-12:30) or afternoon (2-5:30)

Past Events

Math for PHYS 119 Workshop – 10/13 @ 5:00-7:00 p.m./Zoom

Are you in Physics 119? Join us for our second Math for Physics 119 workshop! We will review key mathematical concepts for exam 2 material, as well as general problem solving strategies. Register for Math for PHYS 119. Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

Writing Application Essays – 9/1 @ 3:30 p.m./Zoom

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. Register for Writing Application Essays workshop. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

Math for PHYS 119 Workshop – 9/4 @ 2:00-4:00 p.m./Zoom

This workshop will cover topics including 1-D and 2-D integration, coordinate systems, vectors and electric fields, Gauss’s law, and Coulomb’s law.

You’ll also review key strategies, including using your equation sheet, drawing good diagrams, interpreting the question, making sense of your answers, and organizing your solutions. Register for Math for PHYS 119. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

Study Smarter: Metacognition & Bloom’s Taxonomy – 9/10 @ 3:30 p.m./Zoom

All of us want to learn more in less time, but not all study strategies are equally effective. In this workshop series we’ll discuss evidence-based learning strategies to help you become an efficient learner and master the material. Register for Study Smarter: Metacognition & Bloom’s Taxonomy workshop. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

Grad Students: Anti-Write Night! – Tuesday, 9/15, 7:00-8:00 p.m./Zoom

Feeling guilty about not writing? Discover how not writing can help you succeed in graduate school. Register for the Anti-Write Night workshop. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address.)

Reading Effectively, Retaining More – 9/16 @ 4:30 p.m./Zoom

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. Register for Reading Effectively, Retaining More. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

ADHD, Me, and UNC Must-Have Organizational Tools – 9/16 @ 4:00-5:00 p.m./Zoom

Discover ADHD-friendly tools to help you manage your time, prioritize and take action on your tasks, and make progress on goals. Register for Must-Have Organizational Tools. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

Ten Features of Academic Writing – 9/23 @ 4:00-5:00 p.m./Zoom

Ever wondered what makes academic writing sound academic? In this workshop, we will explore 10 grammatical features commonly observed in academic writing. Bring several articles published in your academic discipline. Register for Ten Features of Academic Writing. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

No More All-Nighters! Time Management for Semester Projects – 9/28 @ 6:00-7:00 p.m./Zoom

Want to make sure your paper is done BEFORE the deadline? Would you like to have time to revise and polish it? This workshop will help you create an effective working schedule. Register for No More All-Nighters! Time Management for Semester Projects. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

Writing Effective Emails – 9/29 @ 3:30 p.m./Zoom

How do you know when sending an email is the most effective way of communicating? When is a brief message OK, and when is it more appropriate to send a longer, more professional-sounding email? In this workshop, you’ll learn how to craft the emails that will help you achieve your communication goals. Register for Writing Effective Emails workshop. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

How to Get and Give Effective Feedback – 10/12 @ 2:00-3:00 p.m./Zoom

Feedback from peers and senior colleagues is an extremely useful resource that can help you improve your writing. This workshop helps you solicit and provide helpful feedback on writing. Register for How to Get and Give Effective Feedback. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

Jump Start Your Writing Group – 10/13 @ 6:00-7:00 p.m./Zoom

Looking for community and accountability when working on your writing projects from home? In this workshop, we will provide advice and resources to help you organize your own writing group. Register for Jump Start Your Writing Group. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

ADHD, Me, and UNC ADHD Awareness: How Much Do You Really Know? – 10/14 @ 4:00-5:00 p.m./Zoom

ADHD is more complicated than you think—especially for college students. Join us to expand your understanding about ADHD!Register for ADHD Awareness: How Much Do You Really Know?. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

Get It Done! Winning Your Battle with Procrastination – 10/19 @ 2:00-3:00 p.m./Zoom

Battling procrastination may seem like an insurmountable challenge. Use this chance to get together with fellow procrastinators and learn about tools that have proven to be helpful. Create your own anti-procrastination toolkit! Register for Get It Done! Winning Your Battle with Procrastination. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

Asynchronous Classes: How to Succeed – 10/22 @ 3:30 p.m./Zoom

Are you trying to tackle an asynchronous class this semester? Come to this workshop to learn tips and strategies on how to get the most out of the class and how to perform at your best! Register for Asynchronous Classes: How to Succeed. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

Research Article Introductions – 10/27 @ 3:30-4:30 p.m./Zoom

What are the components of a typical research introduction? How do writers in your discipline describe “the gap”? Bring several articles from your field and join us for a guided analysis of the structure and language of effective introductions. Register for Research Article Introductions. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

Responding to Student Writing – 10/28 @ 2:30-3:30 p.m./Zoom

Do you struggle to decide what to comment on? How much to say? How to say it? How much time to spend? This workshop describes general principles and specific strategies for responding to student writing in ways that are helpful for the student and efficient for the instructor. Register for Responding to Student Writing. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

Time Management: Own Your Calendar – 10/28 @ 4:30 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. Register for Time Management: Own Your Calendar. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)