Definition and the Purpose of Recount Text
Recount text is a text that telling the reader about one story, action or activity. Its purpose is to entertain or informing the reader. Or a text which retells event or experiences in the past.
Writers should remember that while the purpose is to retell they still need to craft their retelling to be interesting to the reader. Rather than retelling every minor detail, the writer needs to select important information or events, and expand on these in an interesting manner. If you were recounting a sports day, you could focus on the place, time, events, and results (which may be appropriate for a report), but to interest, the reader thinks about what would lift this above the dreary detail - What was the highlight of the day for you? How did you feel when you tripped just before the finish line? Did anything funny or surprising occur?
Generic Structure of Recount Text
The Characteristics / Language Feature of Recount Text:
Using the simple past tense, past continuous tense, past perfect tense, and past perfect continuous tense.
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, On Saturday. On Monday, On Sunday).
Focus on a specific participant, e.g. I (the writer).
Using the conjunctions, such as: then, before, after, etc.
Using an action verb, e.g. went, stayed.
the passive voice may be used, eg. the bottle was filled with ink (Factual Recount).
Baca Juga : Contoh soal recount text
Kinds of Recount Text
These usually retell an event that the writer was personally involved in.
Recording an incident, eg. a science experiment, police report.
Writing an imaginary role and giving details of events, eg. A day in the life of a pirate; How I invented...
Recount Text Examples
Recount Text Example; Personal Recount Text
Recount Text Example; Factual Recount Text