T – TASK—Describe the task to be performed. This is an opportunity to display your ability to assess situations and read people. Sometimes the task required can be self-explanatory. If so, over-complicating the task can make you appear self-aggrandizing. Don't always give the obvious answer, however. Giving novel answers to prickly problems shows initiative and evidence of original thought.
A – ACTION—What was your approach to the problem? Here you have the opportunity to show yourself as a doer, a person of action. Be concise. Your actions should simple. This is also an opportunity to show decisiveness.
R – RESULTS—What were the results of your actions? This is the part of the answer where you get to sell yourself by selling the results of your work. There is a time and place for everything and this is your time to shine. This is the part of the answer where the reader will see how confident you are in the work you have done.
Just for fun, try writing out your responses to your own thought-provoking questions beginning with a stem like, "Describe a situation in which..." or "Tell about a time when you..." This will give you a great resource from which to draw descriptions of your life experiences for use in the future.