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Precis / Summary Writing Exercise 24

General rules: The precis should ideally have one third the number of words in the passage. All important facts of the original passage must be there in the précis. Use vocabulary and expressions in the précis to convey the sense of the main passage. Passage Nikos was an ordinary man. Nothing particularly good ever happened […]

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Precis / summary writing with tips

Read the following write-up of 4o2 words and write its precis in 134 words +10 words =144 words   Write-up … To read The Babarnama is constantly to ask oneself what could possibly have prompted a man in Babar’s position to write his memoirs. Historically autobiography was not a form that flourished in Asia, certainly […]

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Precis / summary writing with tips

Precis / Summary writing with tips  .. Read the following passage having 227 words. Write its précis in one third its word count, i.e, 76 words. You may exceed the word count by five. —————————————-.————————- PASSAGE .. Tuesday is the U.N.’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. After nearly two decades of international commitment to end modern slavery, […]

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Summary / Precis writing

Summary / Precis writing … The following passages have a total of 398 words. Write its summary / Precis in less than 140 words. Passage …. France returned more than 400 stolen artifacts to the government of Pakistan on Tuesday, including ancient busts, vases, urns and goblets, some dating to the second and third millennia BC. Many of […]

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Summary & Precis writing 8

Summarize the following. The following write-up has 409 words. Write its summary / Precis in not more than 145 words. ———————————————. The passage.. It was after Bourbaki’s defeat in the east of France. The army, broken up, decimated, and worn out, had been obliged to retreat into Switzerland after that terrible campaign, and it was […]

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Summary & Precis writing

Reduce the following paragraph to roughly one third its length without leaving out any important fact. a. Odisha, a small state in the east coast of India, was battered by Cyclone Philine in the last weekend. The cyclone came from the Bay of Begal. It was the result of a low pressure area developing in the […]

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Summary / Precis writing 7

Summary / Precis writing 7 The following two passages are from Betrand Russel’s book ‘Values of Scepticism. They have a total of 401 words. Write the summary / précis of the same in not more than 140 words. —————————————————————————-.————————— The passage … I wish to propose for the reader’s favourable consideration a doctrine which may, […]

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Summary / Precis writing exercise 6

Summary / Precis writing exercise The following write up has 381 words. Write its summary / précis in not more than 135 words. On 27 March, the 19-year-old accused the headmaster of the madrassa she attended of calling her into his office and repeatedly touching her in an inappropriate manner. She ran out before things […]

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Summary / Precis writing exercise

Summary / Precis writing.. The following passage has 378 words. Your precis should ideally be within 135 words. Passage … The farm lay in a hollow among the Somersetshire hills, an old-fashioned stone house surrounded by barns and pens and out-houses. Over the doorway the date when it was built had been carved in the elegant […]

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Summary / Precis writing tips

How to write a Precis / Summary.. Step by step guide.. Read the whole passage mindfully to acquaint yourself with the subject matter. Read any one random line and count the number of words in it. This is the average number per line. Count the number of lines. Multiply it with the average number of […]