Recount Text

Recount Text: Definition, purpose, generic structure, language features.

Definition of Recount Text
Recount text is a text that telling the reader about one story, action or activity. Its goal is to entertaining or informing the reader. Or
Recount is a text which retells event or experiences in the past. 

Generic Structure of Recount Text
# Orientation : It gives the readers the background information needed to understand the text, such as who was involved, where it happened, and when it happened.
# Events : A series of events, ordered in a chronological sequence.
# Re-orientation :A personal comment about the event or what happened in the end.

Purpose of Recount Text
– To retell past experience

The Characteristics / Language Feature of Recount Text:
– Using the simple past tense, past continuous tense, past perfect tense, and past perfect continuous tense.
– Using temporal sequence, e.g. On Saturday. On Monday, On Sunday
– Focus on specific participant, e.g. I (the writer)
– Using the conjunctions, such as: then, before, after, etc.
– Using action verd, e.g. went, stayed.

Example of Recount Text

Read text carefully

Being Late

Last morning, Dinar, my roommate woke up late and she had to go to campus.

When she wanted to take her motorcycle, in fact she couldn’t move it because there were some motorcycles that blocked up her motorcycle.

She tried to move all of the motorcycles, so that her motorcycle could move from the garage. But she couldn’t do it.

Then, she called Adel who had that motorcycle which blocked it up. After that, her friend who had that motorcycle helped her. Finally, she could move her motorcycle and rode it to go to campus.

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