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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

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

The Balance of Joy in College

October 6, 2023

The Balance of Joy in College By Emma, a Peer Tutor Coming to college is filled with so many emotions. Loads of excitement to establish yourself, but also some anxiety surrounding classes and finding your place in a large community. … Read more

Figuring out Time Management

September 11, 2023

Figuring out Time Management By Rory, a Writing Coach Do you remember the end of the spring semester? So many of us found ourselves stuck in a swamp of work, unable to navigate a way out of the quagmire of … Read more

Fundamentals of Class Registration

March 30, 2023

Fundamentals of Class Registration By a Peer Tutor Class registration season is here! Unfortunately at UNC, class registration is you versus the system… and it feels like the system always seems to win! There’s a variety of things I do … Read more

Catching Up

February 27, 2023

Catching Up By Josh, a Peer Tutor No matter how many times I’ve fallen behind in a course, whether due to sickness or just not understanding the content, I’ve never managed to completely get rid of the stress that comes … Read more

Ask a Coach

October 25, 2022

In this blog series, “Ask a Coach!” our Writing and Learning Center coaches answer our UNC-CH undergrads’ burning questions! Check out what our coaches have to say about everything from taking breaks to utilizing office hours! As a graduate student, … Read more

Get Your Head in the (Lecture) Game

October 20, 2022

Get Your Head in the (Lecture) Game By Alyssa, a Peer Tutor My first-ever college lecture was practically a rite of passage. I spent fifty straight minutes trying to simultaneously fight off exhaustion and absorb a barrage of unfamiliar concepts … Read more