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How to Write a Précis is designed to teach students how to read and comprehend a text, and then reduce its length without omitting the essential details or radically altering the style of the original. It contains theoretical background, practical step-by-step instructions on how to write a précis, sample précis, and a variety of exercises. Also included are sections on popularizing and abstracting.

Its tightly organized structure and straightforward, direct style make How to Write a Précis the ideal text for students and teachers of translation, of English as a second language, and of all types of English Composition. It is intended for use in universities, community colleges, high schools, and in adult education. The exercises have been carefully chosen and organized so as to provide optimum hands-on learning experience for the reader; they vary in difficulty, so that the teacher may select those that suit the level of proficiency and the special interests of a particular group of students.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright Pages
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. TABLE OF CONTENTS
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. PREFACE
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. PART ONE
  1. CHAPTER 1 What Is a Précis?
  2. pp. 2-6
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  1. CHAPTER 2 How Is the Précis Used?
  2. pp. 7-12
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  1. CHAPTER 3 How Do You Write a Précis?
  2. pp. 13-18
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  1. CHAPTER 4 Guidelines for Précis-Writing
  2. pp. 19-22
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  1. APPENDIX I: Evaluating the Précis: Guidelines for the Teacher
  2. pp. 23-24
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  1. APPENDIX II: A Proposed Writing Skills Program for Translators
  2. pp. 25-26
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  1. BIBLIOGRAPHY
  2. pp. 27-28
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  1. PART TWO
  1. Introduction to Part Two
  2. pp. 31-32
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  1. SECTION 1 Comprehension
  2. pp. 33-38
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  1. SECTION 2 Analysis of Meaning
  2. pp. 39-42
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  1. SECTION 3 Brevity
  2. pp. 43-46
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  1. SECTION 4 Paraphrasing
  2. pp. 47-48
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  1. SECTION 5 Précis-Writing
  2. pp. 49-58
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  1. SECTION 6 Summarizing Spoken Texts
  2. pp. 59-64
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  1. SECTION 7 Interlingual Précis-Writing
  2. pp. 65-68
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  1. SECTION 8 Popularization-Summaries
  2. pp. 69-72
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  1. SECTION 9 Abstracting
  2. pp. 73-76
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780776608983
MARC Record
OCLC
966782745
Pages
92
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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