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 A Review of Entwistle's Text:
Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity

[Your Name]

Liberty University Online

[Please read the APA Manual pp. 23-25]. 

 

Your title page must include the running head, title of your paper, your name, and the name of your university.  The running head (the short title of your paper that appears in the header) is to be an abbreviation of your title and is to be less than 50 characters long (ALL CAPITALS). 

 

Note:  the actual words “Running head” only appear on the Title page, and not on subsequent pages.  To enter your running head, just double click on the header section above.  Replace the text highlighted in yellow with your running head, and then delete the text in red.  Then double click the main body of this page to exit the header section. 

 

Next, go to page two of this template and double click on the header.  Replace the text highlighted in yellow with your running head.  The running head will then be automatically replaced on all subsequent pages.  Double click on the text body to complete the change.

 

Next, enter (and replace) the additional information required on this page (highlighted in yellow) with your own information.  (See page 41 of the APA manual to have a look at a sample paper.)

 

This template is formatted according to APA Style guidelines, with one inch top, bottom, left, and right margins; Times New Roman font in 12 point; double-spaced; aligned flush left; and paragraphs indented 5-7 spaces.  The page number appears one inch from the right edge on the first line of each page.  

 

You can use this template to help you develop your 4-MAT review. 

 

[The font size used for these comments (in red) is smaller to fit more information on each page.]





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[Title of Paper]
Summary

Type the title of your paper again at the top of this page.  Normally, you would follow the title with an introduction to your paper.  You do not need to do an introduction for this 4-MAT review.

  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.

Grading Rubric

 

Content:   (Possible Points: 30)

 

Summary is 500 words and contains:

  • A concise, insightful, and adequately complete synopsis.

The absolute core concepts of the entire book.

Some Things to Avoid:

·         Just writing sentences without any sense of direction of where you are going.

·         Putting “fluff” in your paper to just to fill space.

·         Writing long, complicated sentences.

·         Writing long, complicated paragraphs containing more than one topic or logical argument.

·         Using the passive voice instead of the active voice.

·         Spelling and grammatical errors.

·         Failing to adequately cite the authors you are quoting or paraphrasing.


Concrete Responses

In your own words, reflect (in one page) on the article.  Appropriate comments for this part of the

  1. 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.

 

Grading Rubric

Possible Points (15)

Concrete Response is 250 words and contains:

  • A personal life episode, parable, case study, or confession.

Content based on the main points (not peripheral or tangential ideas—draw on the Summary.

 

Refection

  1. 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)

 

Grading Rubric

Possible Points (15)

Reflection is 250 words and contains:

  • Questions, criticism, etc.
  • Positives and negatives about the book.
  • Concise critique of the strengths and weaknesses.

Reflection based on the main ideas of the book, not tangential issues.

 

Action

 

  1. 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 main ideas will affect your counseling.  What professional changes will you implement and share with others?  Be precise in summarizing your action steps.  Present these comments in at least 200 words (no more than one page).

 

Possible Points: (15)

Action is 200 words and contains:

  • Steps based on the book’s core points.
  • Description of how the main ideas will affect your counseling.

The personal or professional changes you will implement (and share with others)..


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References

Put the properly formatted reference here.


Appendix  I: Writing Skills

(Remove the Grading Rubric Before Submitting your Paper)

4-Mat Review Grading Rubric

Criteria

Points Possible

Points Earned

Instructor’s Comments

Content

Summary is 500 words and contains:

  • A concise, insightful, and adequately complete synopsis.
  • The absolute core concepts of the entire book.

30

 

 

Concrete Response is 250 words and contains:

  • A personal life episode, parable, case study, or confession.
  • Content based on the main points (not peripheral or tangential ideas—draw on the summary)

15

 

 

Reflection is 250 words and contains:

  • Questions, criticism, etc.
  • Positives and negatives about the book.
  • Concise critique of the strengths and weaknesses.
  • Reflection based on the main ideas of the book, not tangential issues.

15

 

 

Action is 200 words and contains:

  • Steps based on the book’s core points.
  • Description of how the main ideas will affect your counseling.
  • The personal or professional changes you will implement (and share with others).

15

 

 

Writing

  • Each paragraph develops one main topic and contains at least 3 sentences.
  • The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.
  • Sentences are well-constructed, complete, clear, and concise.
  • Sentence transitions are used and draw ideas together.
  • Paragraph transitions are present throughout the paper and are logical.
  • Proper rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are exhibited.
  • Spelling is correct.

 

15

 

 


 

Criteria

Points Possible

Points Earned

Instructor’s Comments

Current APA

  • Formatted to current APA guidelines.
  • Includes title and reference pages.
  • Each page utilizes a running head and page number.
  • All pages are double-spaced.
  • Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow APA guidelines.
  • All assertions are supported with references.
  • Citations in text match citations in reference page.
  • Quotes are used strategically.
  • Uses correct APA headings that correspond to the 4 main sections.

The paper title is repeated on the top of the first page of text and centered.

  • Written in Times New Roman font.

 

10

 

 

Total

100