Anybody have any idea how to make heads from tails of these first four clues? Any help would be appreciated if you have an idea of what the dots in the corners represent. Thanks for your help!

I thought that but there are multiple of the same symbol so I'm not sure how you would match them up. At a loss! Maybe the dots are telling which letters to use somehow?

I don't see any multiple matching symbols except for the single dots. All of the 2 dot symbols have 0 or 1 matching symbol. Each of the 2 dot symbols are arranged horizontally, diagonally or vertically. I would consider each of those different.