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Copy of Procedural Text
Transcript of Copy of Procedural Text
-The information is presented in a logical sequence of events, which is broken up into small sequenced steps.
-The most common example of a procedural text is a recipe.
by Sarah Maronen
Types of Procedural Texts
-Texts that instruct how to do a particular activity
Texts that instruct how to operate things.
A procedure usually has four components
Headings, subheadings, numbered steps, diagrams, photographs are often used to help clarify instructions.
The Text Usually...
- is written in the simple present tense (do this, do that)
-focuses on generalized people rather than individuals (first you take, rather than first I take)
- the reader is often referred to in a general way, i.e. pronouns (you or one)
recipies, rules for games, science experiments, road safety rules, how to do it manuals.
how to operate an appliance, a machine, the photocopier, the computer
Goal or Aim- States what is to be done.
Materials- listed in order of use, includes items needed to complete task
Method- A series of steps
Evaluation- how the success of the procedure can be tested
-action verbs (cut, fold, twist, hold ect
-linking words to do with fime (first, when, then) are used to connect the text
- detailed information on how (carefully, with the scissors ); where( from the top): when (after it has set)
-detailed factual description (shape, size, color, amount)
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