University Bound

Hosted by Kim Biegacki
Group active since Wed, Jul 06, 2011

Are you working on a degree or certification in college, university or online? Are you thinking about going to college or even going back to college to finish a degree?
Please join us and share your hardworking & challenging times. Along with, what helps you get through each semester. What are you eating on those class filled days? Maybe we can share some recipes for on the go "school days" and stress relieving foods. (Chocolate has to one of items we need.) hahaa

Are you taking a break for summer and are you already signed up for fall?
Hopefully, we can encourage one another as we journey together reaching our goals or even just learning something new.

Looking forward to hearing from you all.
July 23rd, 2015

Kim Biegacki
Feb 24, 2018

I’m currently back in school. Working on my masters at Asbury Theological Seminary

Online is where I do most of my studies; However, I travel to Kentucky once a semester to fulfill my 30 hrs on campus. Here is my books for this semester minus 2. I’m loving all my classes so far!
How is everyone else doing? How are your classes going? What are you currently working on?

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Kim Biegacki
Aug 3, 2015

Starting a bible study in September with the book titled "Power In The Name" by Derek Prince....please come and join us over in Daughters of the King.

I am doing this study now on Sunday mornings and it is so, so good. It is a very easy read, short chapters and we have great discussions about all the different names of God. It can be bought on Amazon used (which is where I bought mine for $4 dollars) or even on Derek Prince's site for 11.95. I am sure they sell it at most Christian book stores as well. Tell me what you will most certainly enrich your lives and give you a greater depth of understanding "Who God Is"....your Heavenly Father.

Let's see if we can get a sign up going and if there is interest in knowing God more.
Here is link for the group.

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sherry monfils
May 24, 2015


Hello everyone, how's everyone doing with classes?

Well, I've got great news!! I graduated...finally..Thurday, May 21st...yippee!

It took a little longer than usual, what with breaking my left ankle, then having problems with financial aid, then breaking my foot, same foot as I broke the ankel!!!
Then of course, the fact that I had to take algebra 3, yes count them...3 times!!
And that was WITH having the best tutor on campus and studying until my eyes rolled up into the back of my head!! LOL

Then they tell me, " oh well, you've could've just taking a biology class instead."
This a professor from one of my Psych classes telling me this. So I went to my ADVISOR who said, " hmm, let me look into that." Lo and behold, it was true!! Okay, she was supposed to advise me, right?? Uhuh!! Anyway, I ended taking the biology, passing with a b+, which surprised me because I had a very tough time in that class.

But, I DID it!! I received my Associates of Science, ( in human services,) with honors:-) My daughter, along with my hubby and a few friends went to the commencement. I was a little sad because my brother and his wife had to work and my aunt couldn't go either:-( I am the first Monfils in our whole family, including those in the U.S.A and those in Canada, to graduate college!! Very proud of myself:-) I want to thank people on JAP and specifically all of you who have encouraged me to continue even when I got frustrated! And thanks all on here who gave wonderful tips:-) I only have a few pics for now, that my daughter took. The professional pics won't be in until June.

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Kim Biegacki
Feb 17, 2015

Happy "Fat Tuesday"! Whose had their Paczki today?

I stopped at a local bakery to pick up my pre-ordered Paczki's and had some breakfast with a friend. I had a Warsaw Omelet and my friend Laura had a egg & cheese bagel sandwich along with a shot of Polish vodka for breakfast. We both had Paczki...mine was a custard filled and she got a plain one that was sugar coated. ---- Then, I was off delivering Packzi to my husband for his co-workers, took a dozen to my veterinarians office and a dozen to our groomers...of course I had to let them know Paczki (our male Schnoodle) was who requested they get some "REAL" Packzi. Everyone was excited and hopefully enjoyed their donuts too. Here is a recipe to make some homemade Paczki which is a little lighter of a recipe for these donuts. As when you make these when they are frying up become hollow inside and very easy to fill. The one's we had today were heavier but still just as delicious! Paczki - Famous Polish Donuts

Kim Biegacki
Feb 4, 2015

How are your classes going? I thought I would share some study tips that I found.

Study Tips

Take advantage of office hours. They are there for a reason. It's your chance to get one-on-one help from a highly qualified teacher. If you are struggling in class, there is no reason why you shouldn't be going to your teacher's office hours.
Don't fall behind. Don't procrastinate. College school work is very fast paced and it's very difficult to catch back up.
Use a study group rather than a late-night cram session.
Make sure you find yourself a nice study environment. Dorm rooms are not an ideal place to clearly focus on your studies.
If things get loud, use ear plugs.
Learn the material the very first time it’s presented rather than having to cram every time there is a test.
Finals week will be hell, make sure you are prepared.
The best test preparation is a good night of sleep and a good breakfast.
Stay organized and manage your time efficiently.
Keep good class notes. Use web 2.0 note taking tools if you need to.
Actually read the textbook. You bought and paid for it, so read it. This is usually the material that is on the exams.
Don't cheat on your exams. This is a very serious offense in college.
Have a good laptop. It's pretty much a necessity in college nowadays.
Set clear goals for each class.
Keep a to-do list of assignments and other projects.
Prepare for college-level work. The amount of writing and reading required can be overbearing.
Sit towards the front of the class. It will improve your grade, encourage interaction and your standing/recognition with the professor.
Ask questions in class. Or, provide input in ongoing class lectures.
Use the library. It's full of useful resources.
Don't cite Wikipedia in your research papers.