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Fall 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.

Semester Kick-off (Aug. 27 at 5:00)

Writing Application Essays (Aug. 28 at 4:30)

Study Smarter: Bloom’s Taxonomy and Metacognition for Deeper Understanding (Sept. 5 at 4:30)

Reading Effectively and Retaining More (Sept. 10 at 4:30)

Time Management: Own Your Calendar (Sept. 11 at 3:30)

Study Smarter: Self-Testing for Midterm Success (Sept. 16 at 4:30)

Writing Effective Emails (Sept. 24 at 4:30)

Mindfulness & Learning (Sept. 26 at 3:30)

Study Smarter: Mix It Up with Distributed Practice and Interleaving (Oct. 1 at 3:30)

Tacking Test Anxiety (Oct. 3 at 3:00)

Use Fall Break to Your Advantage (Oct. 8 at 5:00)

Pomodoro Method: An Easy Way to Structure Your Study Time (Oct. 22 at 4:00)

Bullet Journaling (Oct. 28 at 3:30)

Time Management: Own Your Calendar (Nov. 5 at 4:00)

Reading Effectively and Retaining More (Nov. 6 at 3:30)

Make a Plan For Finals (Dec. 3 at 3:30 and 5:00)

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. Starts March 19th and runs until April 23. Questions? Contact Melissa McWilliams at 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 March 27 and runs to April 24. Questions? Contact Alicia Reynolds at 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 March 27 and runs to April 24. Questions? Contact Nathan Jumper at Details 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 and 102

CHEM 101: Wednesday and Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:15 pm, 1118 SASB N (Upendo)
CHEM 102: Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:15 pm, 1118 SASB North (Upendo)

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 here.

Questions? Contact Ashton Davis 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.

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