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All Spring 2021 workshops and events will be held virtually. We look forward to seeing you online! Click on an event title for details.

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

Learning Center Workshops

Finals Boot Camp – 5/6 @ 9 a.m. | 5/10 @ 7 p.m. | 5/11 @ 7 p.m. | 5/12 @ 9 a.m./Zoom

Study with friends at Finals Boot Camp on May 6th, 10th, 11th, & 12th. 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! Morning and evening options available! Bring a friend!
Register for Finals Boot Camp. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP)

Feb 17, 2021 07:00 PM
Mar 24, 2021 07:00 PM
Apr 28, 2021 07:00 PM

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 Long Night Against Procrastination. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

ADHD/LD Workshops and Groups

ADHD, Me, & UNC – Last Wednesday of each month @ 4:00-5:00 p.m./Zoom

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

Learn how to Build On Your Strengths in order to start the semester out strong in our January event. Register for January 27 ADHD, Me, & UNC.

Join our February event to learn more about the Importance of Movement in relation to ADHD. Register for February 24 ADHD, Me, & UNC.

In our March event, come learn from guest speaker pharmacists and get your ADHD questions answered! Register for March 31 ADHD, Me, & UNC.

Join us in April to begin your Final Exam Prep and create a study plan that will work for you! Register for April 28 ADHD, Me, & UNC.

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 to join the ADHD Peer Connect Group. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

Academic Coaching Groups

Conquering Reading Group – Wednesdays @ 4:00-5:00 p.m./Zoom starting January 27th

Work with your peers and an academic coach to learn and practice effective reading strategies.
Register to join Conquering Reading Group. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

STEM Workshops and Coaching Groups

Carolina Women in STEM – Fridays, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, @ 3:30-5:00 p.m/Zoom

Are you a female undergraduate STEM major at UNC? Join the STEMpire @ The Learning Center for our Carolina Women in STEM seminar series during the spring semester. Network with other female STEM majors; connect with working professional women in STEM; and learn about the growth mindset and how to incorporate it into your journey in STEM.
Register for Carolina Women in STEM. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

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.

February 23 3:00-5:00 p.m./Zoom
March 19 TBA/Zoom
May 7 TBA/Zoom

Register for Feb 23 Math for Physics 119 Workshop. Contact Math Specialist Jackie Stone, jacsto@email.unc.edu, with questions.

BioCell, CHEMpossible, Math Plus, and Vectorious

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

  • BioCell for BIOL 101 is meeting Mondays at 4:00 and Wednesdays at 5:30, starting January 25.
  • Math Plus Math 130 is meeting Tuesdays at 3:30-4:45 p.m.
  • Math Plus Math 231 is meeting Wednesdays at 3:30-4:55 p.m.
  • CHEMpossible for CHEM 101 is meeting Sundays from 4-5 and Mondays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. starting the week of 1/31.
  • CHEMpossible for CHEM 102 is meeting Sundays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Mondays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. starting the week of 1/31.
  • Vectorious, a new Physics learning group for Physics 114, will be meeting Tuesdays from 5:45-7:00 p.m. starting on Tuesday 1/26. Join Vectorious on Sakai.

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

Dissertation Boot Camp – 5/24-28 @ 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 2:00-5:30 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.
Register here.

Past Events

Make a Plan for Finals (Session #2) – 4/29 @ 4:30-5:30 p.m./Zoom

Finals week can be a busy and stressful time, but a solid plan can help you be more effective 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!

Dissertation Boot Camp – 4/26-30 @ 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 2:00-5:30 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.

Make a Plan for Finals (Session #1) – 4/21 @ 3:00-4:00 p.m./Zoom

Finals week can be a busy and stressful time, but a solid plan can help you be more effective 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!

Writing Application Essays – 4/15 @ 4:30-5:30 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.

Tackling Test Anxiety – 4/7 @ 4:00-5:00 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.

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

Study Smarter: Distributed Practice – 3/30 @ 4:30-5:30 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.

Responding to Reviewer Comments – 3/29 & 30 @ 2:30-3:20 p.m.

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.

Get It Done! Winning Your Battle with Procrastination – 3/22 & 23 @ 2:30-3:20 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!

Principles of Funding Proposal Writing – 3/15 & 16 @ 2:30-3:20 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.

Dissertation Boot Camp – 3/15-19 @ 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 2:00-5:30 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!

Stress Management – 3/24 @ 4:00-5:00 p.m./Zoom

Stressed out about workload, grades, remote learning, 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.

Time Management: Own Your Calendar (Session #2) – 3/16 @ 5:30-6:30 p.m./Zoom

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.

Responding to Student Writing – 3/8 & 9 @ 2:30-3:20 p.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.

Movement and Learning – 3/3 @ 5:00-6:00 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!

How to Get and Give Effective Feedback – 3/1 & 2 @ 2:30-3:20 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. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)
Register for Mar. 1
Register for Mar. 2

Reading Effectively, Retaining More – 2/23 @ 3:30-4:30 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.

Research Article Introductions – 2/22 & 23 @ 2:30-3:20 p.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.

Dissertation Boot Camp – 2/22-26 @ 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 2:00-5:30 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.

Study Smarter: Metacognition and Bloom’s Taxonomy – 2/18 @ 4:30-5:30 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.

Let’s Get Motivated! – 2/9 @ 4:30-5:30 p.m./Zoom

Struggling to find or keep your motivation, especially in a remote learning environment? This workshop will help you find ways to get and stay motivated.

Planning for Tests – 2/11 @ 3:30-4:30 p.m./Zoom

This workshop will help you use metacognition to set up good study strategies and plans when preparing to take a test.

Jump Start Your Writing Group – Special schedule: Wednesday, 2/10 only, 2:30-3:20 p.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.
Register for Feb. 10

Asynchronous Classes: How to Succeed – 2/3 @ 5:00-6:00 p.m./Zoom

Come to this workshop to learn tips and strategies on how to get the most out of asynchronous classes, how not to get behind, and how to perform at your best!

Time Management: Own Your Calendar (Session #1) – 2/2 @ 3:30-4:30 p.m./Zoom

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.

Dissertation Boot Camp – 2/1-5 @ 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 2:00-5:30 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.

Semester Kickoff – 1/27 @ 5:00-7:00 p.m./Zoom

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

Remote Learning: Set Yourself Up for Success – 1/21 @ 3:30-4:30 p.m./Zoom & 1/28 @ 5:30-6:30 p.m./Zoom

Online learning has its unique set of challenges. This workshop will help you learn how to best navigate those challenges and how to plan for success in a remote learning environment.

Semester Kickoff – 1/12 @ 5:00-7:00 p.m./Zoom

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

Dissertation Boot Camp – 1/11-15 @ 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 2:00-5:30 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!

Jan. 11-15: morning (9-12:30) or afternoon (2-5:30)

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.