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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)
Tackling 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)

English Language Support

Looking for English Language Support workshops? Find the current schedule here.

ADHD, Me, & UNC Open House

Got ADHD? Come join us to learn all about resources available to support college students with ADHD.

Stop by one of our two Open Houses to meet staff and learn about resources and programs geared just for you.

Monday, August 26th, or Thursday, September 5th, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in 0127 SASB N. Register here.

ADHD, Me, & UNC Monthly Meetings

Attend any or all of the following monthly events to connect with peers and learn more about succeeding as a student with ADHD.

  • Thursday, September 12th: Tips and tools especially helpful for students with ADHD
  • Thursday, October 10: Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about ADHD medication
  • Thursday, November 14th: Topic TBD

Monthly meeting events will be held in 0204 SASB North in the Writing and Learning Center from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Register here for monthly events.

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 September 4th and runs Wednesdays through November 20th. Questions? Contact Lara Gerrard at Register for any/all dates here.

Carolina Women in STEM

Are you a woman in or considering a STEM field? Join us for our Carolina Women in STEM colloquium series to learn more about careers in STEM fields and connect with other women in STEM. This colloquium series includes a graduate student panel, a graduate tests workshop, and a field trip. Click here for more information and to register.

Start Strong Coaching Group

Want a strong academic start to the semester? Join the Learning Center’s Start Strong Academic Coaching Group! Set goals. Create action plans. Get support and accountability from fellow students and Learning Center staff. Achieve your academic goals and dreams!

Mondays starting September 9 through Fall Break. 3:00 – 4:00 pm in 2115 SASB N. Register here.

Questions? Contact Marc Howlett at

2019 Annual Burnett Seminar

The topic of the 18th Annual Timothy B. and Jane A. Burnett Seminar for Academic Achievement is Thinking Beyond Normal: How to Live, Learn and Thrive Outside the Lines, featuring Jonathan Mooney, renowned writer, neuro-diversity activist and author.

The Burnett Seminar targets parents of teens and young adults with ADHD/LD. Its mission is to inspire this population that success in life is possible.

Sponsored by the Learning Center in the College of Arts and Sciences and the UNC General Alumni Association.

Register here.

Questions? Contact Lara Gerrard at

Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP)

Make progress on your papers and projects during the Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP)! Come join us to jumpstart your academic assignments with snacks and prizes. Librarians and coaches will be on hand to help!


  • Bring a laptop + that project you’ve been putting off.
  • Drop in anytime during the event to take advantage of our study space.
  • Bring a friend or settle down on your own—however you work best!

Dates: Wednesday, October 9, and Wednesday, November 13, 8:00 – 11:00 pm in the Writing Center. Register here.

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.

Would you like to request a Learning Center program for your organization? Click here for our Learning Center Program Request Form.