Assessment 1 – Reflective Journal
Weighting : 20%
Word Limit : 1 x 250 words
Write a journal entry reflecting on the lessons learnt on Joel and insights gained on that minor prophet Joel. How did this book of Joel speak to you? (250 words)
1. Minor prophets (Joel).
2. Write a forum-style reflection, identifying lessons learnt, application and insights gained from that minor prophet Joel.
3. Include the reflections in one document as a PDF and a word document.
? Demonstrate regular and consistent interaction with the relevant biblical material from class.
? Highlights insights and lessons learned from the text from class.
Each journal entry should include at least one academic source from the recommended readings below in addition to frequent interaction with the biblical text itself from class.
Your assignment should include a reflection post, at 250 words.
Written content maintains quality expression throughout and is free from spelling,
grammatical, and syntax errors.
Essay is within 10% of the total word count and is formatted according to current
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