(pronounced pray-see) is a type of summarizing
done in one's own words about a text source. It is essential to be as accurate and brief as possible while describing the text source and highlighting upon the main ideas contained in the text. The logic, organization, emphasis, and tone should be that of the original.
Précis do not make any conclusions about the original, its audience, or anything relating to the text. It must provide the reader an accurate, but brief, map of the original. The précis writer's opinion on the source text or its topic should be omitted.