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Ask A Coach – Peer Tutor Take Over

August 30, 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 was just accepted … 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

Peer Studying with Peer Tutors!

June 2, 2022

While studying alone can ensure that you have your own understanding of a subject, sometimes it’s more helpful (and more fun) to study with a friend. Here is how two peer tutors study together effectively by setting clear expectations about what they want to accomplish in a study session.

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.

Eating to Learn: Healthy Habits for Academic Success

March 31, 2022

Eating to Learn: Healthy Habits for Academic Success By Emma, a Peer Tutor I have found that in times of high stress and feeling overwhelmed with the amount of assignments or tasks that need to be done, the first activities … Continued

Ask a Coach! How do I avoid burnout?

March 1, 2022

In this blog series, “Ask a Coach!” our Writing and Learning Center coaches answer our UNC-CH undergrads’ burning questions! Check back every month to see what our coaches have to say about everything from taking breaks to utilizing office hours! How do I avoid burnout?

Ask a Coach!

February 22, 2022

How do I turn off my brain at night? In this blog series, “Ask a Coach!” our Writing and Learning Center coaches answer our UNC-CH undergrads’ burning questions! Check back every month to see what our coaches have to say about everything from taking breaks to utilizing office hours! 

Dealing with Failure Setbacks

February 10, 2022

I still remember the first time I got a “B” on a paper in college. My entire face heated up like I was sitting under a grow light, and I didn’t take in a single word from the lecture that day in PoliSci. After class, I called my mother to cry about it, but having watched me melt down every time I lost a soccer game throughout high school, she tried to remind me it wasn’t a big deal. Afterwards, I spent days convinced I was going to lose my scholarship. In the end, my mother was right. It’s fourteen years later, and I am here to report that the only reason I remember that grade is because it taught me how to use failure rather than dread it.