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Transcript of RECOUNT TEXT
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Recount text is a text which retells events or experiences in the past chronologically. This text is describes about the writer’s personal experience which truly happens in his or her life. The experience may be horror, fun, crazy, and many more
The purpose of a recount is to list and describe past
experiences by retelling events in the order in which they
happened (chronological order). Recounts are written to
retell events with the purpose of either informing or
entertaining their audience (or both).
DEFINITION OF RECOUNT TEXT
Recount text is a text which retells events or experiences in the past chronologically. Recount text have types, they are:
a. Personal Recount : these usually retell an event that the writer was involved in.
b. Factual recount : Recording an incident
c. Imaginative recount : Writing an imaginary role and giving details of events
The purpose of recount is to list and describe past experiences retelling events in order which day happened (chronological order).
Recount Text also have generic structure :
1. Orientation : it gives the readers the background information neede to understand the text
2. Events : a series of events
3. Reorientation : a personal comment about the event or what happened in the end.
And the language features of recount text are:
1. Past tense
2. Frequent use that link events in time
3. Verbs and of adverbs
4. Details are often chosen to add interest of humour to the recount
5. Personal pronouns
6. The passive voice
PURPOSE 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.
GENERIC STRUCTURE OF RECOUNT TEXT
Language is written in the past tense (she yelled, it nipped, she walked)
Frequent use is made of words which link events in time,such as next, later, when, then, after, before, first, at the same time, as soon as she left, late on Friday)
Recounts describe events, so plenty of use is made of verbs (action words), and of adverbs (which describe or add more detail to verbs)
Details are often chosen to add interest or humour to the recount.
Use of personal pronouns (I, we) (Personal Recount)
The passive voice may be used, eg. the bottle was filled with ink (Factual Recount)
LANGUAGE FEATURES OF RECOUNT TEXT
Group 2 Members :
Fergie Dhiaz Manaf (09)
Muhammad Naufal (20)
Muhammad Faiq Ridho (21)
Mohammad Iqbal Juristian (22)
Nursepty Eka Lestari (27)
Putri Mirah Delima (29)
Raihan Ibrahim (31)
Safira Rizky Fidiana (32)
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TYPES OF RECOUNT TEXT
These usually retell an event that the writer was
personally involved in.
Recording an incident, eg. a science experiment, police
Writing an imaginary role and giving details of events, eg.
A day in the life of a pirate; How I invented...
My First Experience To Be An Alone Backpacker
I like to go out to find a new place. When I was in second semester, I went to Bekasi alone to visit my friend. I built my strenght to go there without knowing anything.
Firstly, I went to Terboyo to find Sinar Jaya bus to Bekasi. Unfortunately, there was no Sinar Jaya bus. A man in a locket told me to go to someone who could bring me to Bekasi. I felt so happy bacause my planning would be happen. I just payed money and got the bus. Everything was gonna be alright until the bus came to Tegal.
In Tegal bus station, a man in the bus asked me go out from the bus because that bus would bus come to Bandung.,not Jakarta ones. I felt so confused because there were so many strange men around me. After they talked for several hours, i was brought to a new one. I tried to adapt in that bus. People around me said that was true bus to Bekasi. I could not guess what I felt. The bus walked so fast until in Cikampek. When the bus was in Cikampek subway, someone told me that the bus did not pass Cikarang, so when I wanted to go tehre, I had to take off in Lippo.
Fortunately, a man told me that he had the same destination with me. I felt so happy. I could not imagine if there was not that man.
1. When you wanna make some recount text, you must look carefully about generic structure. Don’t make it swap.
2. Pay attention of your grammar and your vocabulary when you want to make recount text
3. Don’t forget to use past tense when you write a recount text
4. Ask your teacher about your writing if you’re not sure about it.