Learning English texts in high schools should cover a text which retells a story. This can be a recount text. The text types are in 13 varieties. Today we are giving you one of them with a very simple sample.
Recount is very similar to narrative. Recount explores the series of events which happened to participant/s. These events are the main element in composing recount text. However it just focuses on the events themselves. It does not include the conflict inside.
The events will be told in chronological order based on time and place. If we get recount text with complete generic structure, it will be constructed by structuring orientation, events and re-orientation. The absence of complication/problem/conflict in the generic structure is actually differentiating from narrative. Arranging these series of event in beautiful and attractive way is the power of writer in composing recount text. Below is piece of passage which can be read as recount text.
My Rush Time as a Journalist
I usually woke up at eight o’clock a.m. and went to the Press Center to check the daily schedule of briefings and press conferences. It was usually held by the United Nation officials or disaster mitigation team.
It was challenging to visit different refugee camps to find soft stories, human interest stories. After that I went back to the Press Center to cover the press conferences of the day.
It was heart breaking when I saw these survivors fight for food and secondhand clothing. Unfortunately as they said, the food and clothing were limited and inadequate. Emerging to glaring, fool noon, it was time to go back to Press Center to write stories and race against time. I was always fearing that the internet would come crushing down.
After everything was done, only then I remembered to eat. Most times, I only ate once a day because I always had to rush and again it was difficult to find food. I had to travel quite far. I needed to spend a 30 to 45 minutes by car just to find fresh food.
Note on Generic Structure
See the table below which show you how the recount text sample is organized!
|Struktur||Isi Apa yang Mau Ditulis|
|Title||My Rush Time as a Journalist|
|Orientation||I usually woke up at eight o’clock a.m. and went to the Press Center|
|Series of Events 1
||It was challenging to visit different refugee camps.|
|Series of Events 2
||I saw these survivors fight for food and secondhand clothing.|
|Series of Events 3||After everything was done, only then I remembered to eat.|
For more sample and note on the understanding this kind of text, you can see the following posts:
- What is Recount? – Pengertian Recount Text
- Difference Between Recount and Narrative
- Kumpulan Contoh Recount Text Terbaik dalam Bahasa Inggris
- 8 Contoh Recount Text Pendek Bahasa Inggris Terbaik
That’s all the example of recount text about the days of journalist. He keeps in hurry to find out what happens in the day. Happy learning English Online.