How to Use the Chapters Kit Templates
This tutorial will show you how to use the Chapters Kit Templates. First print out each template to the size of the journal you are using. Before or after you fill it in, insert it into your journal by whatever means you need (inside page protector for 3 ring binder, or glue onto a page of a regular bound journal, etc.) I have two journals- one that is a chapter by chapter study,
(to avoid confusion these two pictures were taken before the journal was bound.)
and the other is for Topic based study. Each of my journals has a table of contents that is blank so I can fill it in as I go along. (Template available individually or as part of the Chapters Kit in the store, as will all the rest of these templates in this tutorial).
I start out reading a chapter of scripture and as I do so I fill out the "My Personal Study Of" template with the following categories:
- Quick plot summary- You describe what is going on in the chapter
- Word research- these are definitions or quotes that explain what a word means
- People and Locations- anytime a person or place is mentioned in the chapter I list them in this area and see what they have taught me
- Topics/ Gospel principles that need to be explored- these are topics mentioned in the chapters such as forgiveness, prayer, recognizing the spirit, obedience, commandments, etc. I list what I learned about that topic.
- Additional Scriptures and/or footnotes I looked up
Here is a picture to give you an example of how I have filled one out:
The same volume: pages marking principle mentioned above is also used for the people and locations section where it says, "character analysis/ map page reference." That's where the Character Analysis template comes in. Anytime a person is mentioned, I list them on my Personal Study of Page and then I create a separate page just for them. Here is an example:
The Historical Analysis page template is for people that have more accurate date or timeline information about them from a historical perspective. These can be kings listed in the Bible, early church history figures, etc. Its very similar the character analysis but instead of listing scriptural references, you list dates and facts.
The Symbolism Page is used to record the meaning of symbolic verses you find.
It has an area to list the book and chapter you are studying, the verse you are going to write about and the symbolism or meaning that goes with that verse.
You can see more of my tutorials here for more information on how to use the templates on this site and gain inspiration. If you have any questions on how to use these templates that isn't discussed here feel free to contact me.Enjoy!