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What is a biographical precis?
A detailed definition and explanation to get you started in using this versatile writing format.

How will my biographical precis be evaluated?
Here are some guidelines to the grading of your effort.

How do I write a biographical precis?
Text instructions
How do I write a biographical precis?
Interactive tutorial  (requires Flash plugin)
Can I see an example of a biographical precis?
Of course. Three are available:
 Lao Tzu
 Frederick Douglass -Annotated Example
How do I make citations and references?
A brief guide to APA style with examples and a link to The Citation Machine
How do I submit my assignments?

How do I read for this format?
a printable reading guide to help you read and write for the biographical precis format.







Biographical Precis Submission Form

This is the form that you use to submit your finished work for the biographical precis assignments. This is a five (5) part process. To accomplish this, you must:

1. compose your biographical precis in your word processor (e.g. Word Perfect. Word, etc.).
Please make sure that you give it a title and include your name.
3. Select the text in your word processor (ctrl-a is a Windows key command for select all").
4. Then Copy (try Edit -> Copy) the text from the word processor and Paste (try Edit -> Paste)
it into field #4 below.
5. Make sure that you save copies of all of your work!

Please note: either you are submitting your assignment for the first time or you are submitting a rewrite based on comments received. Select only one title from one of the menus.

1. Your name:
2. Your Email Address:

3a. Is this a first submission?
If this is your first submission of the assignment. select from the title from this menu.
  Use the arrows on the menu bar to find a title.

4. Copy & Paste the text of your biographical precis from your word processor to the field below.







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