Onestopbankingexams

Dear users we are very happy to announce that from now on we would be moving to a better organised portal.


New Users Please register here


http://www.bankexam.smffy.com

U are hereby requested to register at the above given location and post your queries there.....

Existing users please register there...
Onestopbankingexams

This is a Forum for all your Bank exam needs - Clerical , Probationary Officer PO , Specialist Officer SO , Assistant Manager AM , Management Trainee MT.


    Writing a Precis

    Share
    avatar
    Abhishek

    Forum Admin
     Forum Admin

    Posts : 547
    Join date : 2011-04-08
    Age : 30
    Location : Kolkata

    Writing a Precis

    Post  Abhishek on Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:12 pm

    Some Bankin Exams nowadays asks the cndidates to write a Precis of approximately 100 words from a Passage.

    So what is actually a Precis ?

    When you read something it is easily forgotten – especially if you read it once
    and wish to recall it weeks or months later. In studying Law, Citizenship or Politics
    you will read many materials (for example the textbook, case notes, internet
    materials and newspaper articles) that you will need to recall for class discussions
    and/or your examinations. In addition, when you read materials it is necessary to
    be able to understand, interpret and analyse it’s meaning and any principles
    involved.

    To do this, you need to précis what you read. So, what is a précis?

    In simple terms, a précis is a summary of what you have read. To provide a
    summary you do not copy the exact words from the text. Indeed, the idea is to
    use your own words to describe the important elements of what you have read.
    In doing this, you will learn to recognise the important bits and then write those
    down for future reference. The act of summarising, in this way, will develop your
    reading, memory recall, interpretation and analytical skills – something which is
    vital for subjects like Law, Citizenship, and Politics. One simple method I often
    use is to skim read the entire text and then slowly re-read while picking out
    important phrases and sentences with a highlighter pen. To produce a summary, I
    then convert the highlighted words into my own words and file it for future
    reference.


    What are the factors which Constitutes a good Precis ?


    The following Points must be taken care of while writing a Precis -


    Goals of the Précis


    Compress and clarify a lengthy passage, article, or book, while retaining important concepts, key words, and important data.

    Remove what is superfluous and retain the core essence of the work.

    Give a brief description of key terms and A suitable tile

    Give a brief description of methods – an idea of the general approach used by the researchers.

    State the purpose of the research or piece of writing (why was it important to conduct this research or write on this topic?)


    When finished, the précis should clearly state:


    This is what was studied (argued, discussed).

    Focus of the article


    What was learned from the article.

    Why it is important.



    How to write a Precis ?

    I know most of you have directly jumped to this section , considering the ealier literature as a boaring stuff - However to write a well organised Precis , do consider the above mentioned factors . Smile



    Presentation of the Precis is equally Important and for the said purpose we are going to draw a Table and Present our Data in it...

    This will help you to count the words and at the same time presents your Precis neatly...



    Title - Of the Precis


    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    1
    Write
    your
    precis
    in
    this
    2
    box.
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    Hyphenated
    words
    like
    ice- cream
    should
    11
    be
    counted
    as
    a
    single
    12
    word.
    13
    14
    15
    16
    Punctuations
    should
    never
    be
    considered
    17
    as
    a
    word.
    18
    19
    20



    Hope you find this article useful ! Laughing

      Current date/time is Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:04 am