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Written by Tom Johnson   
Wednesday, 01 August 2012

Entries that young women record in the Personal Progress application are now integrated with Notes and Journal (formerly called “My Study Notebook”).

Both Personal Progress and Notes and Journal are applications. Young women use Personal Progress to complete and track value experiences as part of the Young Women program. As young women complete experiences for each value, they record journal entries about the experiences.

Notes and Journal allows members to annotate and record notes and journal entries about scriptures, magazine articles, and other content that they read on

The integration of these two applications gives you a more unified experience on When you record journal entries in Personal Progress, they sync to Notes and Journal. The sync is two-way: If you update the entry in Notes and Journal, the entry in Personal Progress is also updated.

Personal Progress on

The entries young women create in Personal Progress appear under a Personal Progress notebook in Notes and Journal. Each entry includes a tag corresponding to the value for that entry. For example, if you were to write a journal entry for a Good Works value experience, when you go Notes and Journal, you would see a Personal Progress notebook. In that notebook, the entry would have a “good works” tag.

Notes and Journal on

Entries have another tag as well based on the type of content. In Personal Progress, young women write both journal entries and project evaluations. These project evaluations also sync to Notes and Journal, and when they do, the entries include a "project evaluation" tag.

Although Personal Progress is an application geared towards young women, actually anyone can complete the experiences in Personal Progress. The following are a few instructions to get you started.

Access Personal Progress

  1. On, go to Resources > Youth.
  2. In the Youth Menu, click Personal Progress.

The Personal Progress program consists of eight values. Click the value names (for example, faith) to read a description of each value. The program asks you to complete six experiences for each value. The first three experiences are required. The other three experiences allow you to choose from several listed or create your own. As you complete each experience, you record a journal entry about the experience. You also complete a project for each value and record a project evaluation.

Record a Journal Entry for a Value Experience

  1. Click Faith (or another value) in the list of values.
  2. After reading the description, click Start Now below one of the experiences.
  3. After completing the experience, type a journal entry under Add Journal Entry.
  4. Click Save.

View the Journal Entry in Notes and Journal

  1. On, click Sign In, and then click Notes and Journal. (If you're already signed in, your name appears in place of the word "Sign In.")
  2. Sign in with your LDS Account if prompted.
  3. In the sidebar, under Notebooks, select the Personal Progress notebook. You should see the entry you added from Personal Progress.
  4. In the tags section, verify that the tags correspond to right value for the experience.
  5. As needed, click the Edit button and make any changes or updates to the entry. When you navigate back to Personal Progress, you will see the update reflected.


# John M. Shaw 2012-08-02 08:12
This is an excellent start to an integrated, multi-platform resource. The power of the My Study Notebook has only just begun! Well done to the team, and here's to many more!
# Deanne Ririe 2012-08-02 10:29
When is there going to be a Personal Progress App? That would be so great because most YW have smart phones now.
Something I would look forward too.
# John Shaw 2012-08-02 13:03
Quoting Deanne Ririe:
When is there going to be a Personal Progress App? That would be so great because most YW have smart phones now.
Something I would look forward too.


Sounds like a great value service project.... Charity 10 Girls * 10 Hours = Personal Progress Smartphone App :)
# Jessica j 2012-10-29 12:27
I am hoping for the same thing! A mobile app would be so great!
# mark ottenschot 2012-08-02 10:43
Thank you development team for this beautiful resource!!!
# Ben McClure 2012-08-02 11:53
Excellent work. For me, Notes and Journal has created a motivation and excitement to study the scriptures/gospel that I haven't felt in a long time. Keep up the great improvements!
# David R. Silva 2012-08-02 16:43
Me encanta la opción de tener el Progreso Personal en linea, sera un recurso maravilloso para mantener la vision constante de lo que las mujeres jovenes deben hacer al actualizar su status.
Gran idea!
# Luis Huallpa 2012-08-03 17:44
Estoy agradecido por esta herramienta mi esposa sirve con las mujeres jovenes y de seguro esto le ayudara muchisimo a ella y a las jovenes y atodos en general
# Allan Bosch 2012-08-06 03:34
This would also me good for the Young Men and Duty to God.
# Jeff Hutchings 2012-08-19 09:47
Quoting Allan Bosch:
This would also me good for the Young Men and Duty to God.

This functionality already exists in the Duty to God website
# Online Project Manag 2012-08-11 00:02
Great Sometimes i see very nice and easy created blogs but in the most ways they are very usefull like your blog
# Rachel Rahman M.D. 2012-08-11 13:47
I remember that we have bee advised in conference to protect our journals from loss and intrusion. Is there a way to password protect the journal part? What about backup?

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