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

Learning Center Workshops

Time Management—Own Your Calendar Workshop – 10/5 @4:00/House Undergraduate Library 124

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 Workshop.

Sleep Jeopardy! Exploring Sleep and Academics – 10/6 @4:00/Union 2422

Sleep is an essential part of well-being (dimensions of wellness) and success for students. Join Student Wellness and The Writing and Learning Center to play and learn more about the importance of sleep, with academics, and how they intersect during this Jeopardy-style workshop! Participants can enter a raffle to win a weighted blanket on Fall LDOC! Anyone that RSVP’s can pick up a free sleep kit (with eye mask, tea, ear plugs, and more) at Student Wellness, located on the first floor of SASB South Building. For questions, email studentwellness.unc.edu. Register for Sleep Jeopardy on Heel Life.

Study Smarter: Metacognition and Bloom’s Taxonomy Workshop – 10/13 @3:30/House Undergraduate Library 124

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. Register for Study Smarter: Metacognition and Bloom’s Taxonomy Workshop.

Bullet Journaling Workshop – 11/2 @3:30/House Undergraduate Library 124

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! Register for Bullet Journaling Workshop.

Make a Plan for Finals Workshop – 11/29 @4:00/House Undergraduate Library 124

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 Workshop.

Burnett Seminar

The Burnett Seminar services parents of teens and young adults with ADHD/LD. Its mission is to inspire this population that success in life is possible.

2022 Burnett Seminar, 10/4 @1–3 p.m./George Watts Hill Alumni Center

Eric Garcia — We’re Not Broken – Changing the Autism Conversation: A Discussion About Academic Success

This presentation will draw on Garcia’s wealth of knowledge navigating education as an autistic person. Garcia will describe resources, supports and strategies that both he and other autistic people have found important for academic success in high school and college. In addition to academic challenges that autistic people may encounter, he will address social challenges as well. He will share insights about his journey as a Latino autistic person and approaches he’s used to succeed both academically and in his career. This event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book signing. Register here to attend the 2022 Burnett Seminar virtually or in-person.

Meet the Author — Eric Garcia ’14, 10/4 @4-5 p.m/George Watts Hill Alumni Center

Join us for a student meet and greet with UNC alum and author Eric Garcia ’14 who has just published his first book, “We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation.” Eric is a Latino autistic person who is a political journalist in Washington, D.C. and while at UNC he was on the Daily Tar Heel staff. Snacks provided! Register here for Meet the Author — Eric Garcia ’14.

Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP)

LNAP (Long Night Against Procrastination)

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.

Details about next LNAP coming soon!

ADHD/LD Workshops and Groups

ADHD, Me and UNC

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

Register for ADHD, Me and UNC Social – 8/30 @4-5 PM/SASB North 0204

Register for ADHD, Me and UNC Social – 9/13 @4-5 PM/SASB North 0204

Register for ADHD, Me and UNC Social – 10/11 @4-5 PM/SASB North 0204

Register for ADHD, Me and UNC Social – 11/8 @4-5 PM/SASB North 0204

ADHD/LD Peer Connect Group – Tuesdays @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

Carolina First Years Coaching Group – Wednesdays @5 p.m./SASB North 2115

Carolina First Years is a weekly coaching group targeted to any student new to Carolina this semester. Join with other new Tar Heels and a friendly coach to learn effective study and time management strategies while adjusting to campus life. Open to students on a weekly basis. Register for Carolina First Years 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

Graduate Student Workshops

Dissertation Boot Camp

Join fellow dissertation writers for a week of focused writing. 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.

Virtual Dissertation Boot Camps
Sept. 19-23, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Dec 12-16, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

In-Person Dissertation Boot Camp
Oct. 17-21, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

See details and registration information for any Dissertation Boot Camp here.

Past Events

Past Learning Center Workshops

Semester Kickoff – 8/23 @4:30-6:30 p.m./SASB North 0127
Start off your semester wisely with our Semester Kickoff! Outline semester goals, create a balanced weekly routine, and complete a semester planner.

Writing Application Essays Workshop – 8/25 @4:00/House Undergraduate Library 124
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.

Reading Effectively, Retaining More Workshop – 9/13 @3:30/House Undergraduate Library 124
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.