Step 2. Studying for the Interview

One of the best ways to study for the Exit Interview is to keep in mind what skills and outcomes are expected in the Interview.  The following list of criteria should help you prepare.

A University Scholar will be able to do the following in the Exit Interview:

  • Take notes as you read.
  • Provide detailed information about the text, indicating thorough reading and preparation.
  • 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.

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