Précis test

On the day of your interview, you will write an English précis test. You must pass the précis to be admitted to the school.

What is a précis?

A précis is a concise reduction of a text. A précis should include all of the important ideas in the original text, using your own words instead of the words of the original author. In order to successfully write a précis you will need to be able to read carefully, to notice distinctions, to understand tone, and to clearly state another person's ideas in your own words.

In addition to the précis you will be asked to make a separate one-sentence summary of the whole passage that conveys all of the main ideas of the text.