1. Recount text is a text which has social function to retell past events experiences for the purpose of
informing and entertaining.
2. A recount text has the following generic /schematic structure.
Orientations : provides the setting and introduce participants.
Events : tell what happened, in what sequence
Re- orientation : optional closure of events
3. Function: to tell past events for the purpose of informing or entertaining. Events are usually aranged in a
4. Types of recount:
a. Personal recount : retelling of an activity that the writer/speaker has been personally involve in, such as:
b. Factual recount : recording the particular of an accident, such as : report of a scientific experiment,
police report , news report, historical account
c. Imaginative recount : talking on an imaginary role and giving detail of events.
(Nursahid and Sudarso, 8SMP Panduan Belajar. Primagama).