JWT Precise Writing
The book in hand JWT Precise Writing is based on firsthand experience of teaching and counseling the CSS and PMS aspirants. It contains no bookish instructions, found in manuals and modules available on the internet and other sources. It has been written in all sincerity o help out the candidates who are bemused by the scattered advice, contradictory instructions, and half-cooked theories about precis writing and comprehension questions.
The book will, hopefully, help demystify the art of precis writing, and exorcise the associated superstitions. Of course, no perfection is claimed; every text in the world has room for improvement. Lapses and errors (of omission and commission) are inescapable parts of every original work, no matter how scrupulously it has been proofread. It is hoped that keeping in view the overall intent of the book, such shortcomings will be excused liberally.
5 RULES FOR GOOD WRITING
Never use a long word where a short one will do. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
Never use the passive where you can use the
If you can think of an everyday English equivalent, never employ a foreign phrase, a scientific term, or a jargon word.
Never make use of a metaphor, simile, or any other rhetorical device that you typically encounter in writing.
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