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Spring 2018 Workshops

Our hour-long workshops are carefully crafted with your needs in mind to help you improve your academic life in a number of areas–from time management to study strategies to ending procrastination.

Time Management Tune-Up
(Weds, March 28)
Study Smarter, Not Harder
(Mon, April 2)
Break the Procrastination Cycle
(Tues, April 3)
Managing Stress
(Tues, April 10)
Prepare for Finals
(Thurs, April 19; Mon, April 23)
Test Anxiety
(Tues, April 24)

Finish Strong Coaching Group

Want a strong academic finish to the semester? Want to have the best spring semester possible? Join the Learning Center’s Finish Strong Academic Coaching Group! Set goals. Create action plans. Get support and accountability from fellow students and Learning Center staff. Achieve your academic goals and dreams! For Carolina undergraduates from First Years to Seniors. Join us weekly on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in SASB North 2115. We begin March 21and run to April 25. Attend four coaching group meetings and win a free Learning Center t-shirt! Any questions? Contact Marc Howlett: Register here.

Conquering Reading Group

Would you like to read more effectively? Want to remember more of what you read? The Learning Center can help! Join our Conquering Reading Group. You’ll learn to read better, retain more, and GET YOUR READING DONE.

In each session you will:
● Learn effective reading strategies
● Apply these strategies to your own reading
● Chip away at your reading assignments in a supportive and motivating environment
● Set realistic and attainable reading goals for the week

Joining this group is a GREAT way to catch up on your reading – and improve your skills – before final exams.

Wednesdays at 4pm in 0127 SASB North. More details and registration here

ADHD Peer Connect Coaching Group

Do you have ADHD or a learning disability, or think you might? Join our ADHD/LD Peer Connect coaching group — a support and skills coaching group led by Learning Center staff for UNC undergraduates.

You can:

  • Explore ADHD/LD and its effect on your academics
  • Set goals for your semester and beyond
  • Identify unhelpful patterns and make changes
  • Discover your strengths and build new ones
  • Tackle procrastination and manage your time
  • Develop accountability

Tuesdays from 5-6pm, starting March 27th, in Greenlaw Hall 221. Questions? Email Erin Jones at Register here.

Graduate Student Working Group

Are you a Graduate Student? Do you want to improve your work-life balance and motivation? Join the Learning Center’s Graduate Student Work Group, a coaching group led by Learning Center staff for UNC Graduate students of all levels and disciplines. As part of this group we will focus on:

  • Creating a Work-Life Balance
  • Time Management
  • Understanding Expectation as a Graduate Student
  • Setting Goals and Planning for Long Term Assignments and Projects
  • Motivation and Accountability

Tuesdays from 4-5pm in Greenlaw 221. Questions? Please email: Miranda Elston Register here.

Long Night Against Procrastination

Make progress on your papers and projects during the Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP)! Come join us to jumpstart your academic assignments with snacks and prizes. Librarians and coaches will be on hand to help! More info and registration here.

Bio Cell: Collaborative Learning Groups for BIOL 101.

Groups will focus on the current content from lecture and establish productive and efficient study skills for the course.We will discuss and apply test taking strategies, tools for reading efficiency, and active learning techniques throughout the semester.

Thursdays, 3-4:15pm, 1118 SASB North (Upendo)
Thursday, 4:30-5:45pm, 1118 SASB North (Upendo)

Register here.  Questions? Contact Robin Blanton at

CHEMpossible: Collaborative Learning Groups for CHEM 101, 102, 261

CHEM 101: Mondays, 4:30 pm, 1118 SASB North
CHEM 102: Tuesdays, 4:30 pm, 1118 SASB North
CHEM 261: Wednesdays, 4:30 pm, 0127 SASB North

Groups will focus on current course content while modeling effective and efficient study skills. Throughout the semester, we will discuss test-taking strategies, apply problem-solving skills, and practice active learning techniques specific to chemistry. Students are encouraged to bring questions about course content and best learning practices.  See more about the groups at

Register here.  Questions? Contact Ashton Bartley at

Math Plus: Collaborative Learning Groups for MATH 130 and 231

Math 130: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:45pm, 0127 SASB North
Math 231: Tuesdays, 4:45-6:00pm, 0127 SASB North

Groups will focus on current content from each course and will help students establish productive and efficient study skills. We will discuss and apply problem-solving skills, test prep strategies and active learning techniques throughout the semester. Students are encouraged to bring questions about course content and best learning practices.

Register here.  Questions? Contact Jackie Stone at

Carolina Women in STEM

Fridays, March 23, April 6, 13, 20, from 1-2:30pm

Location: UL124

Join the STEM Hub @ The Learning Center for our Carolina Women in STEM seminar series. Network with other female STEM majors and professors. Set professional and personal goals and create systems to help you achieve those goals. Develop skills to help you get the most out of your academic experiences We will be reading excerpts from Mindset, By Carol Dweck, which will serve as the basis for discussion. You will receive a certificate of completion after attending all of the sessions.

Register here.  Questions? Contact Jackie Stone at

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. Please be sure to enter the correct dates for free events and use the yellow promo codes for discounts on courses. Details and Registration.

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