Both are important - precis writing and elaborationSometimes in our writings we are required to elaborate a theme or topic by giving details about it with examples here and there and covering the topic from its historic perspective to the future expectations and then only that elaborate write up becomes an interesting reading for the targeted audience. Many writers are well aware of that technique to be adopted for churning out longer articles.
Another thing is precise writing where we have to comment or make brief about a matter in minimum words and that is also known as précis writing for briefing the ideas in a nutshell and presenting for the person who has no time to read the whole thing but is interested to know about it in a glimpse. In many organisation the top management demands such things.
Both of these writing techniques are important for a writer and he has to be dextrous in both for making a successful writing career whether working in an organisation or freelancing. What do the members think about this?