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Benefits and value of the Rhetorical Précis Method of Summary?

Here’s what we brainstormed in class Thursday — if I missed any or if you have suggested revisions, please let me know:

  • developing more rigorous analytic skills
  • makes a good longer-paper outline: what, how, why, for whom?
  • forces us to be more clear and precise 
  • fundamental to critical thinking — you really have to get some critical distance
  • forces us to slow down and really think about what we are reading: not just the what of the essay, but the how

Thanks for doing this!