kitchen table math, the sequel: from doctor pion - writing a precis

Monday, July 16, 2007

from doctor pion - writing a precis

On this excellent suggestion and the reference to copy editing in "eureka": I remember spending a significant amount of time writing a precis (correct spelling, should be an accent over the e). A typical assignment was to cut the length of an article by a factor of 10 without removing the key ideas.

Of course, that means your first task is to identify those key ideas, which helps with critical reading as well as with writing.


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