I am sure that you
have an experience in your life. The experience can be the planned or unplanned
one. It does not matter which one you have. As long as it tells the readers
something or events, your experience will be a nice story. Now, concerning your
story, there is a term ‘Recount’. If you have no idea about it, I will tell
Recount is one of
text types or genres. There are narrative, descriptive, procedures, news items,
etc. Recount is your own story or experience that happened in the past. You
just retell your story or experience to your friends or other
people about what you did or what happened in the story.
PURPOSE OF RECOUNT
Because recount is
different from other text types, its purpose also differs. The main difference
is that recount is to provide information by retelling the
readers about what happened in the past in chronological order.
TYPES OF RECOUNT
There are three
types of recount. They are: 1) personal recount 2) factual recount, and 3) and
imaginative recount. Personal recount is a story that people did or experienced
themselves in the past, for example, diary entries, letters, etc. Factual recount is a
story which contains facts, plans, or procedures. A police report on traffics,
a report of lab experiment, newspaper reports etc.
is the example of factual recount. Imaginative recount is a story produced
fully in the creation of your mind or imagination; not facts or real
experience. However, in the following section, you are firstly introduced to
FEATURES OF RECOUNT
It emphasizes on the individual
people/participants or events.
Personal pronouns are used such as ‘I, WE,
MOTHER, or A CAT.
It is written in the past tense (Verb past tense and be-s (was/were)).
Time connectors such as next, later, after that,
afterwards, finally, when, then, after, before, first, at the same time, as
soon as, etc are used.
It uses action verbs.
GENERIC STRUCTURES OF RECOUNT
recount text consists of three main parts:
SEQUENCE/ORDER OF EVENTS
that the text recount consists of three paragraphs, the parts of the text will
be as follows.
Paragraph 1 =
Paragraph 2 =
SEQUENCE/ORDER OF EVENTS
Paragraph 3 =
· An orientation provides details of who was
in the story involved, what was involved, when it happened, and where it
2. SEQUENCE/ORDER OF EVENTS
The story/events are described in order.
Event 1 : _______________________
Event 2 : _______________________
Event 3 : _______________________ etc.
A reorientation concludes
the retelling of the events