Book Creator

Recount Text

by 19 Ria Mursita


A.     Definition of recount text
Recount text is a text that is telling the reader about one story, action, or activity. A type of text that contains stories about our experiences in the past. The purpose of recount text is usually to retell and provide information and entertain the reader.
A.     Structure of recount text
There are three structures for making recount text namely, orientation (introduction), event (events), and reorientation (conclusion). Recount text usually text about personal experiences.
1.     Orientation (introduction)
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.
2.     Event (events)
Events : A series of events, ordered in a chronological sequence.
Reorientation (conclusion)
3. Re-orientation : A personal comment about the event or what happened in the end.
C.     Language Features
·        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 verb, e.g. went, stayed