It is a technique that allows you to summarize bulk of words into few in effective manners. Actually it provides a general idea from a long text. It is a brief and logical summary with reduced explanations and unnecessary details. Precis writing is reproduced from the original source by maintaining its logic and concepts. We may also say, the precis is taken from the text of the maximum words and conveys the idea in minimum words. Let’s have a look at its origin and meaning. The word Precis has been derived from a French word that means “to extract”. This word is used both as a singular and plural too with a change in the pronunciation.