← Precis writing aims at squeezing the meaning of text or paragraph into the fewest words.
← Precis must have its own unity and coherence.
← The object of precis writing is to give short cut but accurate account of what the original writer has said without changing or...
Writing a Précis
Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail?
A Précis is a short summary of the essential ideas of a longer composition; the basic thought of a passage is reproduced in miniature, retaining the mood and tone of the original.
Your summary must be intelligible to a reader who has not seen the...
useful information on boxing for his paper. He took information from the website, paraphrased it correctly, and put it in his paper. Because he paraphrased the information correctly, he found no need to cite the source. Francis found a book on tropical fish and in his paper, reworded information from the...
How to Write a Rhetorical Precis The rhetorical precis from is a highly structured four-sentence paragraph that records the essential rhetorical elements of a unit of spoken or written discourse, including the name of the speak/writer, the context of the delivery, the major assertion, the mode of development...
Précis Writing Project
Précis writing is one style of writing that students will work on throughout this school year. What is a précis?
“A well-written précis should be a … substitute for the original work. The goal is to preserve the core essence of the work in a manner that is both clear and concise...
These are the basic steps to writing an essay:
1. initial preparation:
* read your assignment (twice)
* develop your topic
* develop a research question
* develop a provisional thesis
* consider the type of information you will need to research
GUIDE TO BETTER BUSINESS WRITING:
The Best Memo You'll Ever Write
The article “The best memo you’ll ever write”, by Holly Weeks considers few advices about good business writing.
Business readers are:
• content driven,
• time pressed,
APE Literature/English 56/78 Mr. Stout -C-114
Writing the Poetry Analysis Précis
The poetic précis is a highly structured four sentence paragraph that records the essential elements of a poem, including the name of the poet, the context of the...
Rhetorical Précis (borrowed with permission from Trista Czapski)
The précis is a highly structured four-sentence paragraph that records the essential elements of a unit of spoken or written discourse, including the name of the speaker/writer, the context of the delivery, the major assertion, the mode...
I. Causes of Plagiarism
A. Students not taught about plagiarism
B. Students provided reading material too hard for them
C. Students not taught note taking skills
II. Consequences of Committing Plagiarism
"The role and nature of specialized writing in a translation-specific writing program" Ingrid Meyer et Pamela Russell
TTR : traduction, terminologie, rédaction, vol. 1, n° 2, 1988, p. 114-124.
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I. Writing a précis
“The origin of our method”
In this chapter Maria Montessori inform us that the first school for small children was opened January 6, 1907 and at that time there was no special system of instruction. The students were around 50 poor children and the classroom...
boiling down the book into 750 tight words. Prove that you comprehend the readings by writing a no-nonsense summary. This section is not a commentary or listing of topics, but rather a gut-deep, insightful “précis” of the content.
2. Concrete responses: Get vulnerable. In 250 words, relate a personal...
rarely wore clean linen and his voice was “harsh and untuneable.”
The indispensable requisite of oratory is a mind well-stored with knowledge and
information, sound reasoning, wit and humour, vehemence, fire, and imaginative
insight all conducive to enhance the power of eloquence; but the same speakers
English descriptive Paper
* Letter Writing
* Precis Writing
* Essay writing
* Reading comprehension & Paragraph writing
1 Write a letter to a branch for closing savings account
OR To a friend inviting him/her for seminar on net banking
OR to a bank for higher...
Précis: “Letter from Birmingham Jail”- Martin Luther King Jr.
1. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), a well renown leader of the civil rights movement, in his defensive letter, “A Letter From Birmingham Jail”, to clergymen, who criticized his cause as civil right movement leader “…unwise and untimely...
A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR TRANSLATORS
Hardware and software
used in producing
Clarity of expression
model of reflection requires a description of events. We were asked to do three things designed to test our study skills, Information technology, Literacy and Numeracy.
For Information technology I downloaded a paper from the journal of community nursing online, the subject was falls and the elderly; I...
The main purpose of a report is to provide information so that others can make a decision or take action.
Examples of written reports include:
- A company’s annual report
- A community centre’s funding report detailing how a grant of money was spent
- A report...
found the article, I’d like you to do the following:
1. Complete a précis on your article.
2. Do a reflection essay on how the article supports Moore’s claims or hurts his credibility by offering information beyond what your précis has. Your reflection should be no longer two pages, and it will be...
In the article, Where in the World Can You Get Universal Health Care?, Park informs the reader about the countries that the governments provide health care to their citizens. Park develops the article by listing the countries and giving general details about them. Park's...
to review your own citations and references since WritePoint capability in this area is limited. NOTE: WritePoint comments are computer-generated writing and grammar suggestions inviting the consideration and analysis of the writer; they are not infallible statements of right/wrong, and they should not...
How Technical Writing is Used in the Corporate World
University of Phoenix
Technology is growing very fast, and with time technical communication has become very important in the corporate environment. Technical writing is a crucial asset because in most companies the knowledge of...
article of around 500 words in length from a business publication and write a precis, condensing the article to one fourth its size. Keep in mind the principles of précis writing. Attach the original article with your précis. (10 marks).
Write a cover letter to a prospective employer of...
analyze critical essays
3. To locate supportive primary and secondary source material
4. To identify types of note cards
5. To organize information
6. To identify correct language usage
7. To collect and list sources
8. To distinguish between plagiarisms and perform authorized quoting
developing writing skills that meet external as well as internal reporting standards while also producing documents that are accessible and understandable to nonbusiness audiences. Explore different ways of writing for different audiences with an emphasis on targeted messaging. Sharpening writing skills...
GENERAL ENGLISH - 1977
1. Make a précis of the following passage in about 340 words. The précis should be in your own words. It should be written on the special sheets provided, which should be fastened securely inside the answer-book. N.B. – You will be penalized if your précis is much longer or shorter than...
Week Three: Precis Statements
Gerald J.Alred, Charles T. Brusaw, and Walter E. Oliu in their textbook Handbook of Technical Writing (10th ed) asserts that documenting sources allows readers to locate, consult, argue and void plagiarism and APA, IEEE and MLA are three models documenting sources...
The rhetorical situation consists of a few different elements that the writer must consider when planning and writing an effective essay. The reader must consider his or her place within the rhetorical situation as they critically read a work in order to better understand the...
The Rhetorical Précis Form
In order to help us quickly and effectively describe the argument an author is making in a text or to summarize any work read, we will be utilizing a method of description called the rhetorical précis. This form is a highly structured four-sentence paragraph that...