Generic Structure of Recount 1. Orientation: Introducing the participants, place and time. 2. Events: Describing series of event that happened in the past. 3. Reorientation: It is optional. Stating personal comment of the writer to the story.
Language Feature of Recount Introducing personal participant; I, my group, etc Using chronological connection; then, first, finally, etc Using action verb; look, go, change, etc Using simple past tense Circumstances of time and place
E XAMPLES AND STRUCTURES OF THE TEXTOrientation When I was in Junior High School, I used to cycle went to school. Event 1 One day when I was on my way to school, I saw a girl with a long black hair from the back side. I thought she was my old friend. Event 2 I called her loudly, “Miaa..!”. Then she looked at me. I was so ashamed, she wasn’t her. So I speeded up my bike and went away.
TYPES OF RECOUNT Personal Recount: Retelling an activity that the writer has been personally involved (diary entry, biography) Factual Recount: Recording the particulars of an incident (police report, news report) ImaginativeRecount: Taking on an imaginary role and giving details of events.
Recount text is used to tell past experiencethat is aimed to informing and entertaining.Recount has 3 types; personal recount,factual recount, and imaginative recount.Narrative and recount are telling somethingin the past, so narrative and recount usuallyapply past tense.The thing that makes narrative and recountdifferent is the structure in which they areconstructed. On recount there is nocomplication among the participants andthat differentiates from narrative.