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LSAT Studying

May 1, 2024

LSAT Studying By Nikki, a Peer Tutor Intro to LSAT Studying If you want to go law school, arguably the most important hurdle you must leap is the Law School Admissions Test – the LSAT. It is hard to overstate … Read more

Freewriting Your Way Past Writer’s Block

April 3, 2024

Freewriting Your Way Past Writer’s Block By Amery, a Writing Coach Everyone’s probably heard the terms ‘writer’s block’ or ‘blank page syndrome’ before. For someone as self-critical of my writing as I am, though, none of those words seem to … Read more

Learning to Prioritize Myself as a Person

March 20, 2024

Learning to Prioritize Myself as a Person By Peer Tutor Bella Like far too many of us at UNC, I used to crave academic validation like nothing else. Every decision I made was driven by having the most impressive grades, … Read more

Studying for Stats

February 28, 2024

Studying for Stats By Zach, a Peer Tutor The Statistics and Analytics major at UNC is far from “one size fits all”: the breadth and depth of the courses (from the theoretical, proof-based mathematics courses to the hands-on, business-oriented operations … Read more

Proofreading with Control-F

February 15, 2024

Proofreading with Control-F By Sam, a Writing Center Coach In bygone days, I worked as a freelance Academic Writing Coach and Editor at a company that provides editing assistance for dissertations and other forms of scholarly communication. They trained me … Read more

Writing Soundscapes

January 31, 2024

Writing Soundscapes By Karah, a Writing Center Coach I’ve had a long and complicated relationship with music and writing. Thinking back on when I first began writing for personal enjoyment as a teenager, it’s strange to realize how I did … Read more

How to Survive a UNC Chem Lab

January 18, 2024

How to Survive a UNC Chem Lab By Rebecca Turner, a Peer Tutor Morehead Labs. Vernier software. Safety goggles. Carbon-copy lab notebook. If you’re anything like me (and the many other biology, chemistry, neuroscience, etc. majors), these words fill you … Read more

Writing for Mental Health

December 1, 2023

Writing for Mental Health By Katie, a Writing Coach January 2023 During the last few years, I kept hearing that writing can be a tool to improve mental health. Despite being someone who loves writing, whether it be writing creative … Read more

Finding Research Opportunities at UNC

November 15, 2023

Finding Research Opportunities at UNC By Baral, a Peer Tutor As I logged off from the Zoom meeting with my professor, I was smiling but I knew I was not getting the opportunity to work in his lab any time … Read more