Sample Material For SBI PO Essay Course : About Precis Writing

Sample Material For SBI PO Essay Course

About Precis Writing

Precis writing is an important part of the SBI PO descriptive paper. In involves writing a piece of given passage in one-third of its given size, while retaining all the important points, and not losing any important points.

Precis writing is an art, that needs practice to develop. You cannot learn to write precis writing unless you practice it by writing.

What is important for precis writing is the word limit. Unlike the essays and paragraphs, which give the word limit in an indicative form, the precis writing gives strict word limit, and includes a penalty for deviating from the prescribed word limit. Thus, in no case should your precis break the word limit.

The precis is to be written in a table-like framework, to keep a count on the words you have written. You are to write one word in each box. The frame for precis writing is given in the following format:

 

You

Have

To

Write

One

5 words

Word

In

Each

Box.

 

10 words

 

 

   

 

15 words

 

 

 

 

 

20 words

 

 

 

 

 

25 words

 

 

 

 

 

30 words

 

How to Write a Precis ??

Writing a precis requires patience and focus. You cannot just copy the text from the passage. Thus, you need to read the passage several times, and create your own sentences, which retain the same meaning and essence of the passage. Thus, you need to have a good writing skill in order to summarize the whole passage in one-third of its size.

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