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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

Study Smarter: Distributed Practice – 11/23 @ 3:30 p.m./Zoom

This workshop will provide information on how we learn, short-term and long-term memory, and how distributed practice can be a powerful learning tool. Register for the workshop here. Make sure to register using your @email.unc.edu email address.

Make a Plan for Finals – 12/1 @ 4 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 the workshop here. Make sure to register using your @email.unc.edu email address.

Finals Boot Camp – December 2, 3, 6, 7 – @ 12-5 p.m./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! Academic coaches will be available.

Register for Finals Boot Camp on Thursday December 2 at the Writing Center (SASB 0127). Make sure to register using your @email.unc.edu email address.
Register for Finals Boot Camp on Friday December 3 at the Writing Center (SASB 0127). Make sure to register using your @email.unc.edu email address.
Register for Finals Boot Camp on Monday December 6 at the Writing Center (SASB 0127). Make sure to register using your @email.unc.edu email address.
Register for Finals Boot Camp on Tuesday December 7 at the Writing Center (SASB 0127). Make sure to register using your @email.unc.edu email address.

Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP)

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!

Register for LNAP Wednesday, Nov. 10 at the Writing Center (SASB 0127)

Registration for the LNAP Wednesday, Nov. 10 at the Undergraduate Library is now full. However, there’s still space available in the Writing Center (SASB North 0127) location.

Details about the next LNAP coming soon!

ADHD/LD Workshops and Groups

ADHD, Me, & UNC

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

Final Exam Prep – Tuesday November 16th 4-5 p.m./SASB 2115
Finals start on December 3rd, but preparing for them ahead of time is key! Join us to start mapping out your final exam plan! Register for Final Exams Prep.

ADHD/LD Peer Connect Group – Tuesdays, Aug. 31st-Nov. 30th, 4-5 p.m./SASB 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 – Mondays at 5 p.m./SASB 2115

If you are a first year student at Carolina, this coaching group is for you! Join with other new Tar Heels to learn effective study and time management strategies while adjusting to campus life.

Register for Carolina First Years Coaching Group.

Conquering Reading Coaching Group – Mondays at 4 p.m./SASB 2115

Work with your peers and an academic coach to learn and practice effective reading strategies.

Register for Conquering Reading 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

Join a dissertation 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.

Dissertation Coaching Group Section One – Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on Zoom (officially full)

Dissertation Coaching Group Section Two – Tuesdays at 5 p.m. on Zoom, starting October 26

Register for Dissertation Coaching Group Section Two. Make sure to register using your @email.unc.edu

How to Get and Give Effective Feedback – 11/1 & 11/8 @ 1:30-2:15 p.m.

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.

Responding to Student Writing – 11/2 & 11/9 @ 10:15-11 a.m.

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.

Presentations: Confidence and Vocal Clarity – 11/15 & 11/22 @ 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Especially for international grad students. Would you like to sound more confident? Would you like your listeners to understand your speaking more clearly? This workshop will teach you techniques to boost your confidence and vocal clarity.

Presentations: Creating Quality Slides – 11/16 & 11/23 @ 10:15-11 a.m.

Especially for international grads. PPT slides don’t have to be boring. Explore ways to make your slides more effective and appealing.

Past Events

Virtual Semester Kick-Off – Wednesday August 25th, @ 4-6 PM on Zoom

Want to find out how to be your academic best in 2021? Come to this workshop to set clear goals for yourself and learn strategies to help you stay on track and have your best semester yet.

Writing Application Essays – Tuesday August 31, @ 4-5 PM on 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.

Study Smarter—Bloom’s Taxonomy – September 9, @ 3:30 to 4:30 PM on 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.

Reading More Effectively, Retaining More – September 15, @ 4 to 5 PM on 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.

Time Management: Own Your Calendar – September 21, @ 5-6 PM on 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.

Study Smarter—Self-Testing – September 30, @ 3-4 PM on 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.

Bullet Journaling – 10/6 @ 4 p.m./SASB 0127

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!

Writing Effective Emails – 10/14 @ 3:30 p.m./Zoom

How do you know when sending an email is the most effective way of communicating? In this workshop, you’ll learn how to craft the emails that will help you achieve your communication goals.

Mindfulness and Learning – 10/19 @ 3:30 p.m./Zoom

In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss how incorporating mindful practices can improve your academic life and then try out some of these strategies together.

Stress Management – 10/27 @ 3 p.m./Zoom

Stressed out about workload, grades, college life in general, and more? This workshop will help you better understand stress, identify its sources in your life, and develop smart goals and plans for managing it.

Tackling Test Anxiety – 11/4 @ 4 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. <a

Time Management-Own Your Calendar – 11/9 @ 3:30 p.m./SASB 1118

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 – 11/17 @ 4 p.m./SASB 0127

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!

Past ADHD/LD Workshops and Groups

ADHD Open House – Tuesday August 24th, 4-5 PM in SASB 2115
Come join us to learn all about resources available to support college students with ADHD.

Must-Have Organizational Tools –Tuesday September 14th, 4-5 PM in SASB 2115
Discover ADHD-friendly tools to help you manage your time, prioritize and take action on your tasks, and make progress on goals.

ADHD Awareness: How Much Do You Really Know? – Tuesday October 12th 4-5 p.m./SASB 2115
ADHD is more complicated than you think—especially for college students. Join us to expand your understanding about ADHD!

Past Graduate Student Groups and Workshops

Academic Life Balance for Graduate Students
Join this coaching group if you are a graduate student wanting to improve your work-life balance, find ways to stay motivated and accountable, and MUCH MORE.

Get It Done! Winning Your Battle with Procrastination – 10/4 & 10/11 @ 1:30-2:15 p.m.
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!

Jump Start Your Writing Group – 10/5 & 10/12 @ 10:15-11 a.m.
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.

Principles of Funding Proposal Writing – 10/18 & 10/25 @ 1:30-2:15 p.m.
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.

Research Article Introductions – 10/19 & 10/26 @ 10:15-11 a.m.
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.