How To Achieve Success in the Exit Interview

In short, a University Scholar will be able to do the following in the Exit Interview:

• 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.