Definition and Purpose of Procedure Text

Definition and Purpose of Procedure Text

Definition and Purpose of Procedure Text

Definition and Purpose of Procedure Text

 One more material of studying kind of texts we will discuss, it is about Definition and Purpose of Procedure Text. However, in this material, we will also discuss the generic structure, the language features, and the example of Text Text. (Also read another article at : Simple Tips to Improve Writing Skill)

Definition of Procedure Text

Procedure Text is a kind of text which shows on how to make something completely.

Or

A Text that explains how something works or how to use instruction/operation manuals, e.g. how to use the video, the computer, the tape recorder, the photocopier, the fax.

Or

A Text that instructs how to do a particular activity, e.g. recipes, rules for games, science experiments, road safety rules.

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A Text that deals with human behaviour, eg how to live happily, how to succeed.

The purpose or Social Function of Procedure Text

  • To explain/tell (the reader) how to make/operate/do something through a sequence of actions or steps…
  • To explain steps/instructions to make/operate/do something.

Generic Structure of Procedure Text

Procedure text has three structures including :

  1. Goal or Purpose: contains the purpose of making the procedure text or the final result to be achieved (can be in the form of a title)
  2. Materials: contains information about the tools or materials needed, but not all procedure texts contain this section (commonly found in recipes).
  3. Steps: contains the methods taken to achieve the goal. This section usually cannot be changed in order. (Also read another article at : Cara Mudah Membuat Kupu-Kupu Dari Kertas Origami)

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