I have been using Kurt Aland’s Synopsis of the Four Gospels for a while now and I have gotten the feel of it. I have found it of great value in doing micro-level work, such as word and phrase comparisons/additions/omissions of the Greek and examination of secondary and extra-gospel parallels, and in macro-level work like understanding how the other Synoptic writers followed or separated from Mark in the broader picture of the individual Synoptics, or following the flow of each individual Synoptic gospel.

I am unsure if this is using the Synopsis to its fullest. I do not know exactly what I am trying to put my finger on here, but maybe this is a good question to begin with: What are some more effective ways to use Aland’s Synopsis than the micro- and macro-level examples I mentioned? How do you tend to use it in your gospels studies?