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Spring 2019 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. For more information or to register, click on the dates of the workshops that interest you.

Pomodoro Your Way to Productivity (Feb. 21)
Study Smarter, Not Harder (Feb. 26, Apr. 11)
Time Management Tune-Up (Mar. 20)
Citing Sources Correctly (Mar. 26)
Bullet Journaling (Mar. 29)
Read Better, Retain More (Apr. 3)
Preparing for Essay Exams (Apr. 16)
Tackling Test Anxiety (Apr. 17)
Make a Plan for Finals (Apr. 23, Apr. 24)


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, prizes + people to help!

February 27 at the Writing Center
March 20 at Carmichael
March 26 at the Writing Center
April 10 at Granville Towers South (Agora)


Start Strong Coaching Group

Start Strong Academic Coaching Group – Want a strong academic start to the semester? Want to have the best spring semester possible? Join the Learning Center’s Start 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 January 16 and run to Spring Break. Attend four coaching group meetings and win a free Learning Center t-shirt! Register for any/all dates here. Any questions? Contact Marc Howlett: mhowlett@unc.edu


ADHD / LD Peer Support Coaching Group

Do you have ADHD or think you do? Join the Learning Center’s ADHD Peer Connect, a support and skills coaching group for UNC undergraduate students with ADHD. ADHD Peer Connect will help participants build support and skills to be academically and personally successful at UNC. Explore ADHD as a college student, set goals for your semester and beyond, identify unhelpful patterns and make changes, discover and build on your strengths, tackle procrastination and manage your time, and develop accountability. Questions? Contact Melissa McWilliams at melmcw@live.unc.edu. Register for any / all dates here.


Self-Care Coaching Group

Work with your peers to discover how to achieve a balance of focus, time management, good sleep, and lower stress! This weekly group will help you develop strategies and accountability to better manage all aspects of your life so that you can succeed as a student. Starts February 6 and runs to Spring Break. Questions? Contact Alicia Reynolds at alimae@live.unc.edu. Details and registration here.


Conquering Class Readings Coaching Group

Overwhelmed by volumes of reading that take forever to finish? Unsure if you should take notes, highlight or annotate while reading? Want to be better prepared for class and exams? This group is for you! You’ll learn effective strategies to read more efficiently AND improve comprehension and retention. You’ll also learn how to adjust strategies needed for different types of text. Join your peers in a motivating and supportive environment to set realistic and attainable reading goals each week! Starts January 30th and runs to Spring Break. Questions? Contact Nathan Jumper at jumperna@live.unc.edu. Details and registration here.


Funding Application Workshop

Join the UNC Writing Center and the Center for Global Initiatives for a collaborative award application workshop at the Undergraduate Library!

Led by a Writing Center professional who has read thousands of applications for competitive programs like Fulbright, this workshop is a crash course on the qualities that make an application successful. Get an insider’s view of the selection process and learn strategies for effective writing. CGI will also have a program manager available to discuss travel application tips and strategies to find funding for global programs. This workshop is the third in a series of three workshops held each year. Details 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 rcb@email.unc.edu.


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

CHEM 101: Mondays, 4:30 – 5:45 pm, 1118 SASB N (Upendo)
CHEM 102: Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:45 pm, 1118 SASB North (Upendo)
CHEM 261: Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:45 pm, 0204 SASB North (in Writing Center)

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 chempossible.web.unc.edu.

Register here.  Questions? Contact Ashton Davis at chempossible@unc.edu.


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!

Spring 2019 Dates and Times Coming Soon!


Carolina Women in STEM

Join us for our seminar series exploring women in STEM and the Growth Mindset.  We will be reading Mindset by Carol Dweck and discussing the power of a growth mindset.  We will have guest speakers come each week to share their experience as a woman in STEM and answer questions from participants.  This group meets on Fridays from 1:30 – 3:00 on 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, and 4/12, in Genome Sciences 1378. Please forward any questions you have to Robin Blanton – rcb@email.unc.edu.

Register here.


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.


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