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Ask A Coach – Peer Tutor Take Over

September 13, 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!  What can I do … Continued

Imposter Syndrome

August 25, 2022

Imposter Syndrome By a Student “You’re not a writer. Why are you even trying to write this blog post? You don’t deserve to be in the position you’re in. You’re lucky you even got hired; in fact, you’re lucky you … Continued

Ask A Coach – Peer Tutor Take Over

August 16, 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!  I want to get … Continued

A Blog about Blogging

May 12, 2022

I started blogging in my twenties when I moved across the globe, was desperately lonely and terrified, stressed and elated and thriving and stagnating all at once. I wrote to remember what was happening to me. I wrote to imbue my little life with meaning.

Finding a Balance: How I Manage My Mental Health in College

April 28, 2022

I didn’t realize how much school affected my mental health until my Freshman year of college. I was sitting in my dorm, listening to my heart pound in my chest at the mere thought of doing poorly on my next physics exam and wondering how I had let my stress get so out of control.

Puzzles and Blank Screens

April 21, 2022

The clock was ticking. I had gone home for Winter Break, and my sister had given me a Christmas present, a jigsaw puzzle intended to hang in my admittedly bare apartment. It was a great idea in theory, but now I felt as though I had a task to complete before returning to my apartment.

How I Optimized My Work: A Mental Clutter Check

April 14, 2022

How I Optimized My Work: A Mental Clutter Check By Miranda, a Graduate Learning Coach Setting the Scene: A Mindful Check-In  As a graduate student trying to find the best ways to optimize my work, I have found that it … Continued

Where Did My Time Go? Assessing Your Time & Finding Your Patterns:

March 3, 2022

Where does my time go? Have you ever thought that? After a busy week and the hustle and bustle, feeling like you have lost time? I know I do all the time. As a busy graduate student who also works, most weeks end with me feeling exhausted and unsure of what I actually got done. I know that I had been busy – sometimes far too busy – and I did at least most of the work I needed to, but I honestly feel like time escapes me. I get that constant feeling that I am overwhelmed but not productive. The words effective and efficient use of time continually evade me.