What is a Precis ? The ostensible object of a precis is to provide the reader with an unbiased, correct and objective record of the writers’ views, ideas and arguments in minimum number of words.
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Useful resources on analyzing a paragraph for Precis writing. This will also help you to write comments effectively.
Precis is a faithful record of the ideas contained in the passage. There should be no mis-representation, no distortion and no inaccurate understanding of the passage.
Precis, by its very definition means presenting the ideas given in the passage briefly without missing their essentials. It needs not only the knowledge of different methods of condensing the sentences but also a good practice.
The aim of the precis writing should be to write sentences which satisfy two conditions, (/) it should have one definite meaning, (ii) the meaning should be clear to the readers.
In the foregoing pages we have discussed different techniques for comprehending, condensing, analyzing and writing precis. So we have come to a stage where we should understand the discipline of precis-writing. For this purpose we will view the precis from two angles (i) subject matter (ii) style.