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You will learn about different ways to identify a source's authority and meaning within your own writing.
A rhetorical précis (prey-see) is a method for structuring critical analysis of another author's argument. It combines summary and analysis, often including a formal in-text citation. The specifics of this in-text-citation depend on the style used for the rest of the argument. An effective précis explains what a text says and what it does.
A précis may contain brief quotations to give a sense of the author's style and indicate key concepts.
A rhetorical précis consists of four sentences:
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