A Guide To Course Format

Self-Test: At the conclusion of each chapter a self-test is provided.  Answers to tests are provided in the back of each manual.  (Note: If you are teaching in a group situation and you do not want students to have access to the answers, simply remove these answer pages.) 

For Further Study:  This is the final section in each chapter.  It encourages additional independent study on the subject matter. 

SUGGESTED STUDY STEPS The curriculum of Harvestime International Institute is designed so that other reference books are not required to complete the courses.  You do not need a Bible concordance, dictionary, Bible handbook, atlas, or commentary, etc.  If you have access to these materials their use is encouraged, but they are not necessary to complete the training.  You do need a King James version of the Bible in your own language. Encourage students to set a special time for study each day and  start with prayer to God that the Holy Spirit will quicken their mind to learn God’s truths.  Train them to follow this “Seven Step Study Plan”

STEP ONE – Course Survey: Read the module and course titles on the introductory page of the manual.  Use the curriculum list to see where the course fits into the pattern of Institute training. Read the chapter titles in the “Table Of Contents” of the manual.  They provide an overview of the study.  Read the “Introduction” which introduces the subject matter.  Read the “Course Objectives.”  These are the main goals for your study of this course.  After you complete the course survey you are ready to begin the first chapter.  For this and all other  chapters use steps Two through Six. 

STEP TWO – Chapter Survey: Read the “Objectives” of the chapter.  These are the goals you should achieve by studying this lesson.  Read the “Key Verse” and memorize it for the “Self-Test.”  This verse summarizes the basic concept of the chapter.  Read the “Introduction” to the chapter.  This introduces the content of the lesson.  Go through the chapter and read the headings (titles which are centered) and subheadings (titles which are even with the left hand margin).  These introduce the basic outline of the chapter. 

STEP THREE – Chapter Study: Now you are ready to study the chapter in detail.  Read through the entire chapter.  Do not skip any material.  As you read, underline important points and write notes or questions in the margins.  When you are told to look up a reference in the Bible and read it, be sure to do so. 

STEP FOUR – Chapter Review: Review the objectives at the beginning of the chapter.  Have you met each of these goals in your study?  If not, study the materials again.  Can you quote the “Key Verse” from memory? Review the chapter headings, subheadings, and your own study notes and underlined portions. 

STEP FIVE – Self-Test: Take the “Self-Test” for the chapter.  When you finish, compare your answers with the correct answers given at the back of the manual.  Study again the material for any questions which you did not answer correctly. 

STEP SIX – For Further Study: Do the assigned projects in the “For Further Study” section.  These activities will develop independent study habits and expand your knowledge of the subject matter. 

STEP SEVEN – Course Review: Upon completion of all the chapters of the course,  refer back to the major objectives given at the beginning of the manual. Have you achieved these major objectives?  If not, you may need to review certain portions of the course again.