Generic structure of report text

Report Text

       Generic structure of report text. Hello! How are you doing? Welcome to our web again. In this occasion I want to discuss about one type of text, in this case I want to discuss about Report Text. For detail of Report Text can be discussed below.

Function :

       Report text is a text which present information about something, as it is. It is as a result of systematic observation and analyses.

   Its social purpose is presenting information about something. They generally describe an entire class of things, whether natural or made: mammals, the planets, rocks, plants, countries of region, culture, transportation, and so on.

 

Generic Structure of Report Text :

  1. General ClassificationGeneral statements that describe the subject of the report, description, and classification.
  2. Description: tells what the phenomenon under discussion ; in terms of parts, qualities, habits or behaviors.

 

Language features of Report text :

  • Nouns and noun phrases are used rather than personal pronouns. The use of personal pronouns is limited.
  • Most reports are written in the present tense.
  • Some reports use technical or scientific terms.
  • Linking verbs are used, eg. is, are, has, have, belong to, to give coherence.
  • Uses some action verbs (climb, eat).
  • Descriptive language is used that is factual rather than imaginative eg. color, shape, size, body parts, habits, behaviors, functions, uses.

 

Example of Report Text  :

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyrannosaurus Rex, sometimes just called T-Rex, is believed to be the largest and most fearsome predator on Earth’s land ever to have existed. 

This dinosaur once lived in the Cretaceous period approximately 68 to 65 million years ago. The T-Rex lived in a humid, semi-tropical environment, in open forests with nearby rivers and in coastal forested swamps. The seasons were mild.

Tyrannosaurus Rex was up to 40 feet (12.4 m) long, about 15 to 20 feet (4.6 to 6 m) tall. The arms were only about 3 feet (1 m) long. Tyrannosaurus Rex was roughly 5 to 7 tons in weight.

As a carnivorous dinosaur, this giant predator most likely ambushed their prey, and devoured them with jaws full of white sharp teeth. With it’s fast ability to run at an astonishing speed of 32 mph (50 kmh), a perfect slim and stiff tail that gave it an excellent balance and allowed it to make quick turns, equipped this gigantic predator and made it even more deadly, like a killing machine.

Generic Structure Analysis :

  1. General Classification : Tyrannosaurus Rex, sometimes just called T-Rex, is believed to be the largest and most fearsome predator on Earth’s land ever to have existed.
  2. Description

Physical Appearance : Tyrannosaurus Rex was up to 40 feet (12.4 m) long, about 15 to 20 feet (4.6 to 6 m) tall. The arms were only about 3 feet (1 m) long. Tyrannosaurus Rex was roughly 5 to 7 tons in weight.

Behavior : As a carnivorous dinosaur, this giant predator most likely ambushed their prey, and devoured them with jaws full of white sharp teeth. With it’s fast ability to run at an astonishing speed of 32 mph (50 kmh), a perfect slim and stiff tail that gave it an excellent balance and allowed it to make quick turns, equipped this gigantic predator and made it even more deadly, like a killing machine.

Environment : This dinosaur once lived in the Cretaceous period approximately 68 to 65 million years ago. The T-Rex lived in a humid, semi-tropical environment, in open forests with nearby rivers and in coastal forested swamps. The seasons were mild.

 

Platypus

Many people call platypus duckbill because this animal has a bill like duckbill. Platypus is a native Tasmania and southern and eastern Australia.

Platypus has a flat tail and webbed feet. Its body length is 30 to 45 cm and covered with a thick, and woolly layer of fur. Its bill is detecting prey and stirring up mud. Platypus’ eyes and head are small. It has no ears but has ability to sense sound and light.

Platypus lives in streams, rivers, and lakes. Female platypus usually dig burrows in the streams or river banks. The burrows are blocked with soil to protect it from intruders and flooding. In the other hand, male platypus does not need any burrow to stay.

Generic Structure analysis :

  1. General classification; stating general classification, the animal of platypus.
  2. Description; describing in detail characterization of platypus’ body and habitual life

That’s all I can describe about Recount Text. I hope it will be useful.

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