Precis Writing

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Precis Writing :

Précis writing is a very important and useful form of exercise in writing a composition. It helps the writer to gain good knowledge and skill of the language. We can measure the language ability of a person through this exercise.

What is a précis? A précis is a summary. It is the gist or main theme of a passage written in a few words as possible. It should be clear, accurate, succinct and complete. It should contain all important facts off the passage.

It is also called epitome (summary). It is a Greek word EPI means UPON and TEMNO means TO CUT. It is necessary to bear in mind that what is required is not a mere disconnected list of the important points in the original. An abridgment of the original should be a piece of good, readable and continuous prose.

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