How to Get Accommodations – Learning Center

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FAQs – Learning Center

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Home – Learning Center

The Learning Center gives me the reassurance and hope that I will prosper in the academic arena at Carolina… that I will thrive. Tae Brown. Study strong with our STEM learning groups. STEM courses can pose unique challenges. The Learning Center offers learning groups for Chemistry, Biology, and Math courses, as well as online resources.

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Carolina Resources Guide – Learning Center

Carolina Resources Guide. This handout provides an overview of some of the main resources on campus that are available to students and the processes involved to gain access to them in person or online. Campus resources can be essential to achieving your goals as a student. To learn more about how these resources can work within a broader plan

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Changing Habits – Learning Center

The first step is cue. It is a trigger that tells your brain to go into automatic mode and prompts the behavior to unfold. The second step is routine, which is the behavior itself and the action you take. The last step is reward. It helps your brain determine if a particular habit loop is worth remembering or not.

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Movement and Learning – Learning Center

Knowing and understanding the importance of incorporating movement into study times is the first step. Evaluating your current level and finding ways to add more movement is the next step. In order to follow through on these ideas, make an action plan with goals for the next week. Make an appointment with an academic coach at the Learning Center.

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Sleeping to Succeed – Learning Center

Sleeping to Succeed. Ernest Hemingway is said to have once remarked, “I love sleep. My life has a tendency to fall apart when I’m awake.”. Whether you have it all together during the day or feel more like Hemingway, we all benefit from healthy sleep habits. Sleep promotes cognition and memory, facilitates learning, recharges our mental

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Using Office Hours Effectively – Learning Center

Using Office Hours Effectively. There are many times throughout college when you will benefit from meeting with your professor in office hours, including when you have questions about class content, are confused about practice problems or readings, or want to review a paper or exam. Attending office hours, whether in person or online, can give

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Effective Note-Taking in Class – Learning Center

In-class benefits. Taking good notes in class is an important part of academic success in college. Actively taking notes during class can help you focus and better understand main concepts. In many classes, you may be asked to watch an instructional video before a class discussion. Good note-taking will improve your active listening

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Emailing Professors – Learning Center

Tips for emailing professors. Use your UNC email address. Save your other email accounts for use with friends and family. Use the subject line. Write a brief and specific description of your purpose, such as “Question about lecture” and include the course number. Avoid making demands, such as “Immediate response needed.”.

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College Stress – Learning Center

College students commonly experience stress because of increased responsibilities, a lack of good time management, changes in eating and sleeping habits, and not taking enough breaks for self-care. Transitioning to college can be a source of stress for most first-year students. Some predictable stressful times include studying for exams

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Annotating Texts – Learning Center

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The Study Cycle – Learning Center

The Study Cycle, adapted from Frank Christ’s PLRS system by the LSU Center for Academic Success and discussed by Saundra McGuire in her book Teach Yourself How to Learn, is a guide to help you build effective studying into your everyday life. On the surface, each step may seem obvious, but all too often students take shortcuts and miss

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Digital Distractions – Learning Center

Testimonials. Check out how other students are managing digital distractions! Kicking Social Media Addiction: A UNC Sophomore chronicles efforts to rescue time from social media.. Blocking Distractions with Serene: Learn more about a UNC student’s experience using Serene to block distracting websites for thirty-minute intervals.. Starting Cold Turkey, or Seeing the Trees through Forest: A

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Highlighting – Learning Center

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Studying 101: Study Smarter Not Harder – Learning Center

Active engagement is the process of constructing meaning from text that involves making connections to lectures, forming examples, and regulating your own learning (Davis, 2007). Active studying does not mean highlighting or underlining text, re-reading, or rote memorization. Though these activities may help to keep you engaged in the task

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Tips & Tools – Learning Center

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Using Planners and Calendars – Learning Center

You can use whatever hard copy or electronic calendar you chose for weekly planning, or you can use one of the Learning Center’s weekly planners to plan on a daily and weekly basis. The Learning Center has calendars with 60-minute blocks, 30-minute blocks, and morning-afternoon-evening blocks. Each one serves the same function, so find the

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Take-Home Exams – Learning Center

A take-home exam modeled closely on a traditional in-class exam. This exam might include questions in the forms of long essays, short answers, multiple choice, or fill-in-the blank. This exam might be distributed in class, via email, or posted to Sakai or another class site. Once you have the exam, you will often have the ability to work at

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Self-Scripting – Learning Center

A self-script is something you say to yourself to facilitate helpful thinking, and can guide you through a test or stressful situation. Self-scripts can be instructional (e.g., step by step directions on how to complete a task), motivational (e.g., positive phrases individualized to promote resilience and perseverance), or mix of both.

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Keep Writing and Learning: Designing Your Online Academic

Current online learning modes will call on you to use the adaptability that has helped you navigate Carolina thus far. Online support from coaches and peer tutors is available from the Writing Center and Learning Center.Read on for tips to help you design a successful online academic life …

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Become a Tutor – Learning Center

Fall 2021. Thanks for your interest in becoming a peer tutor! The application to become a peer tutor by taking EDUC 387 in Fall 2021 is now open. Before applying, please read our Potential Peer Tutor FAQs. If you have any questions that aren’t answered in the FAQs, please email Robin Horton at [email protected]

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Understanding Diagrams and Graphs – Learning Center

Understanding Diagrams and Graphs. Diagrams and charts are important because they present information visually. The adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” applies when it comes diagrams and charts. This handout provide a few hints on understanding information visually.

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Motivation – Learning Center

Chunk your study, work, and reading times into small sections (30-60 minutes) with breaks in between. Breaks are important for your focus, health, and motivation and should be worked into any study time. If you are going to be studying or working for longer, go back and forth between one task or class and another. Prioritize.

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Reading Journal Articles – Learning Center

Use your resources. Make an appointment with an academic coach to discuss journal-reading strategies one-on-one, as well as any other academic issue. Attend office hours to talk with your professor about strategies specific to your class and text. The Learning Center has many online resources related to journal reading and note-taking.

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Metacognitive Study Strategies – Learning Center

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Learning Chemistry: A Guide for Students – Learning Center

This document pulls the curtain back on Chemistry and talks about the unique learning challenges that Chemistry presents and aspects of the courses that are common with courses in other fields. We then discuss knowledge resources and human resources available to undergraduate students taking Chemistry at UNC Chapel Hill.

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Procrastination – Learning Center

Learn how to tell time. One of the best ways to combat procrastination is to develop a more realistic understanding of time. Our views of time tend to be fairly unrealistic. “This paper is only going to take me about five hours to write,” you think. “Therefore, I don’t need to start on it until the night before.”.

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Test Anxiety – Learning Center

Test anxiety might look different from student to student, but the following is a list of possible symptoms you might experience: Physical symptoms: Headache, nausea, excessive sweating, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, lightheadedness, and feeling faint. Test anxiety can also cause panic attacks, which are the abrupt onset of intense fear

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Studying for Math and Physics Classes – Learning Center

Studying for Math and Physics Classes. While many students think studying begins and ends with reading and rereading their book or their notes, more efficient and effective studying involves a more active approach. This is especially true for mathematics and physics classes, where you are asked to demonstrate your understanding by solving problems.

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Getting the Most from Sakai – Learning Center

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Understanding Diagrams and Graphs at UNC-CH

Studying with Diagrams and Graphs: Start assigned readings by first reviewing any visual aids provided.This will lay the foundation for understanding the meat of your reading.

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Academic Coaching Tools – Learning Center

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Optimizing Attention: A Guide for Effective Study Plans

PART 1: Prepare a personalized study plan. To make the most of your study time, it’s important to optimize your attention. This worksheet will help you identify factors that influence you attention, and allow you to develop a personalized study approach. As you analyze your attention and work habits, consider talking with your friends or

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