4-Mat Review Instructions
The 4-MAT Review is a way of responding to readings, lectures, and life experiences that requires you, the learner, to interact with new ideas on several levels. You will write one 4-Mat Review for the Entwistle text and one for the McMinn text. In preparing your 4-Mat Reviews, use each of the 4 sections listed below with corresponding APA-style, Level 1 headers: 1. Summary: After listing the name of the book and author, summarize the book concisely in 500 “tight” words (no more than 2 pages). Prove that you comprehend the reading by writing a no-nonsense summary. The summary is not a commentary or listing of topics, but rather a heartfelt, condensed, insightful synopsis of the longer, more elaborate book. Cite the book in text at least once per paragraph, and include page numbers for direct quotations. In the book, Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity, Entwistle
2. Concrete Responses: Be vulnerable! In at least 250 words (no more than one page), write about a personal life episode that this book triggered in your memory. Relate your story in first person, describing action and quoting exact words you remember hearing or saying. In the teaching style of Jesus, this is your own parable, case study, and confession. You will remember almost nothing you have read unless you make this critical, personal connection. When reading the book, what video memory began to play in your mind? This is your chance to tell your story and generate new ideas. 3. Reflection: What new questions arise for you in response to what you have read? Take notes as you read. Outsmart the author by asking better questions than he did. Begin with questions like, “What troubles me about this book?” Discuss the positives and negatives about the book. Limit this section to 250 words (no more than one page). 4. Action: What are you going to do about it? Develop action steps based on core points of the book. This section must be a description of how...
References: page). Use quotes strategically and sparingly, per current APA; in a paper this size, do not use longer (block) quotes.
Submit both 4-Mat Reviews through the assignment submission links in Modules/Weeks 3 and 7.
The 4-MAT Review on the Entwistle text is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 3.
The 4-Mat Review on the McMinn text is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 7.
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