Provide detailed information about the text, indicating thorough reading and preparation; review principal characters, majors themes and motivations.
Describe important distinctions, definitions or arguments advanced by the author/text.
Discuss the context in which the text was written and received.
Make connections between and among texts.
Identify important themes, similarities or relational ties between and among texts.
Draw personal or disciplinary relevance to selected texts.
Remain composed, even when faced with a difficult or unexpected question.
Answer succinctly and be prepared to elaborate.
Articulate concrete and abstract ideas both clearly and logically; do not bluff.