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The Rhetorical Precis A rhetorical precis is a device that allows one to easily summarize complex expository text. It is not an exhaustive summary, but rather facilitates a concise and accurate description of an author’s argument. An effective precis identifies the complexity of an author’s claim, yet does not oversimplify or obscure subtleties of the claim. In addition, one who drafts a precis should use his/her own words to summarize the author’s claim and the argumentative structure of the author’s text (do not use quotations in a precis). Finally, it is imperative that one’s precis is abundantly clear. Below is sentence by sentence breakdown of a model precis. The precis is a summary of a short article that appears at the end of this page. For this course, you will write your precis following the four-sentence model below: Sentence 1 – Identify the author, the title of the text, the type of text, and the subject matter of the text. Example: Claire Cain Miller’s magazine article “Why men resist ‘pink-collar’ jobs”
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