Prove that you comprehend the readings by writing a no-nonsense summary (picture a summary similar to reading the back cover of a book to decide if you want to read it)
The 4MAT Review is a way of responding to readings that requires the learner to interact with new ideas on several levels. Please use the following format in preparing your 4MAT Review:
1. Summary: Summarize what you have read as if you were the author boiling down the book into 250 tight words. Prove that you comprehend the readings by writing a no-nonsense summary (picture a summary similar to reading the back cover of a book to decide if you want to read it). **You may not use the course text book for this assignment. Any reviews submitted on the Dunbar text will receive an immediate grade of 0. The book must be written specifically regarding the subject of life coaching.
2. Concrete responses
: Get vulnerable! In 250 words, relate a personal life experience that this book connected with in your own life. Relate your story in first person, describing action, quoting sentences you remember hearing or saying. In the teaching style of Jesus, this is a do-it-yourself parable, case study, confession. You will remember almost nothing you have read unless you make this critical, personal connection. What video memory began to roll? This is your chance to tell your story and make new ideas found in the book your own.
3. Reflection: What new questions pop up for you in response to what you have read? Keep a rough note sheet at hand as you read. Begin with questions like, “What would I like further information on?”, “Where do I not agree/strongly agree with the author?”, or “What bothers me/excites me about this content?” This section should be at least 250 words.
4. Application: How does information book influence how you are going to continue your own personal growth process? What actions or changes are you going to make in your life as a result of your learning? Your response here is a matter of obedience first, questions later. Be precise in summarizing your action steps (limit these comments to about 250 words).
Please note: Your grade for the 4MAT Reviews depends on the quality and thoroughness of your response to each of these four headings. Please include each heading in the body of your paper.