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.

Or

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)

Language Features of Procedure Text read more

Definition and Purpose of Review Text

Definition and Purpose of Review Text

Definition and Purpose of Review Text, Definition

Definition and Purpose of Review Text

 One more material of studying kind of texts we will discuss, it is about Definition and Purpose of Review Text. However, in this material, we will also the generic structure and the language features, and the example of Text Text. (Also read another article at : The Purpose and Example of News Item Text)

Definition of Review Text

Review text is a text consists of an evaluation of a publication, such as a movie (movie review), video game, musical composition, book (book review), a piece of hardware like a car, home appliance, or computer; or an event or performance, such as a live music concert, a play, musical theatre show or dance show.

The purpose or Social Function of Review Text

Review text is used to:

  • critic the events or artworks for the reader or listener, such as movies, shows, books, and others.
  • critique or evaluate an artwork or event for a public audience.

Generic Structure of Review Text

Actually, the generic structure of Review Text does not have to be exactly the same as mentioned below, however, for the reason of “summarizing” the lesson, so the three or four generic structure below just become general description about the structure in the review text. read more

The Purpose and Example of News Item Text

The Purpose and Example of News Item Text

The Purpose and Example of News Item Text

The Purpose and Example of News Item Text

 One more material of studying kind of texts we will discuss, it is about The Purpose and Example of News Item Text. However, in this material, we will also the meaning, the generic structure, and the language features of News Item Text. 

The Meaning of News Item Text

       News Item is a text which used to inform readers, listeners, or viewers about events of the day which are considered newsworthy or important. We often find it in a newspaper because the passage often tells the readers about a great, important, interesting, tragic, entertaining, or fresh incident or event that all people should know about it. (Also read another article at : The Purpose and Generic Structure of Hortatory Exposition Text)

The Purpose or Function of News Item Text

       By understanding the meaning of News Item Text, it can be concluded that The Purpose of News Item Text is to inform the readers about newsworthy or important events of the day.

Generic Structure of News Item Text read more

The Purpose and Generic Structure of Hortatory Exposition Text

The Purpose and Generic Structure of Hortatory Exposition Text

The Purpose and Generic Structure of Hortatory Exposition Text

The Purpose and Generic Structure of Hortatory Exposition Text

 One more material of studying kind of texts we will discuss, it is about The Purpose and Generic Structure of Hortatory Exposition Text. However, in this material, we will also the meaning, the characteristic, and the examples of the Hortatory Exposition Text. (Also read: Definition Purpose and Example of Spoof Text)

The Meaning of Hortatory Exposition Text

       Hortatory exposition is a type of spoken or written text which represents the attempt of the writer to influence the readers to do or not to do something or act in a certain way.

The Purpose or Function of Hortatory Exposition Text

       By understanding the meaning of Hortatory Exposition Text, it can be concluded that The Purpose of hortatory exposition is to persuade the readers or listeners that something should or should not be the case or be done.

Generic Structure of Hortatory Exposition Text

There three main Structure of the Hortatory Exposition Text, they are: read more

Definition Purpose and Example of Spoof Text

Definition Purpose and Example of Spoof Text

Definition Purpose and Example of Spoof Text

Definition Purpose and Example of Spoof Text

       After a long time, we have not posted an article on this website, on this occasion we want to share a kind of English text. In this case, we will discuss the Definition and Function of Spoof Text. However, although the title is the Definition Purpose and Example of Spoof Text, we also discuss the generic structure, the characteristic of language features, and the example of Spoof Text, and the information of Spoof Text is as below. (Also read: Definition Purpose and Generic Structure of Memo)

Definition of Spoof Text

Spoof is a text which tells a factual story, happened in the past time with an unpredictable and funny ending. Its social function is to entertain and share the story. Or, Spoof is a type of story which have has a twist (the funny part at the end of the story). It contains an unpredictable event that makes the story funny.

Spoof text is very similar to recount text. Both spoof text and recount text tell about the past event with chronological order. However, the purpose of Spoof Text is to amuse the reader with a funny story. The story mostly is ended with an unpredictable event. The other difference is Spoof Text has a “twist” at the end of the story. read more

Definition Purpose and Generic Structure of Memo

Definition Purpose and Generic Structure of Memo

Definition Purpose and Generic Structure of Memo

Definition Purpose and Generic Structure of Memo

       One more material of Functional Text we want to share. It is about Memo. In this case we want to share about the definition of Memo, its purpose, generic structure and of course by giving examples. ( Also read : Explanation about Procedure Text)

Definition of Memo

            A memo is a letter form that is written in a succinct, crisp and clear way that is addressed to a person. Usually the Memo content directly states the intent of the sender, without using parts of the contents of other letters such as, opening greetings, and greetings cover.

The Purpose of Memo

       The purpose of Memo is to communicate important things such as a policy change, instruction to conduct a meeting, instruction to do something, direction about something to get done immediately crucial message etc.

Generic Structure of Memo

The Memo consists of several parts (structures) of memo, among others, as follows:  

Addressee (Receiver)

Recipient of the message, the part to whom we write the memo, and where the recipient of the message is. read more

Definition and Purpose of Greeting Card

Definition and Purpose of Greeting Card

Definition and Purpose of Greeting Card

        One more about functional text we want to share to you. In this case we want to share about Definition and Purpose of Greeting Card. However, although the title is “Definition and Purpose of Greeting Card”, we will discuss about the definition, purpose, generic structure, expression and some examples of greeting card, so let’s go to the material. (also read : Purpose and Generic Structure of Invitation Text)

Material of Definition and Purpose of Greeting Card:

Definition of Greeting Card

Greeting card is an illustrated piece of card or high quality paper featuring an expression of friendship or other sentiment.

Purpose of Greeting Card

The purpose of greeting card is to congratulate, to wish or to show sympathy for someone’s achievement.

Generic Structure of Greeting Card

The Generic Structure of Greeting Card is actually depended of design form of the card, however, the important thing of the card is at least it content of some element as below:

1. Receiver

To whom the greeting is sent for. Write down the name of receiver if it is needed.

2.  Body read more

Purpose and Generic Structure of Invitation Text

Purpose and Generic Structure of Invitation Text

Purpose and Generic Structure of Invitation Text

        Invitation is one of the functional texts which students of high schools should learn in the subject of English besides notice, brochure, advertisement, announcement, leaflet, pamphlet, memo, short message and others.

        For this, here we want to share about Purpose and Generic Structure of Invitation Text. However, we will not only discuss about Purpose and Generic Structure of Invitation Text, but also definition, kinds of invitation and example of invitation. (also read : Generic Structure and Purpose of Announcement)

Material of Purpose and Generic Structure of Invitation Text:

Definition of Invitation

        The definition of invitation is a text which containing a way to invite someone or more to go to a place or to do something or ask someone to participate a particular even & activity.

Purpose of Invitation

        Based on the definition above, it can be concluded that the main purpose of an invitation is to invite someone or more to go to a place or to do something or ask someone to participate a particular even & activity. read more

Generic Structure and Purpose of Announcement

Generic Structure and Purpose of Announcement

Generic Structure and Purpose of Announcement

        Once again we want to share about Functional text. In this care we want to share about Generic Structure and Purpose of Announcement. Although the title is Generic Structure and Purpose of Announcement but in this session we will discuss about the definition, purpose, generic structure, language feature, kinds and the example of Announcement. (also read : Generic Structure of Notice Text)

Let’s go to the material of Generic Structure and Purpose of Announcement:

Definition of Announcement

        An announcement is a written or spoken statement in public or formal words containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen so publicly people know what, when, and where it is about.

Function of Announcement

        An announcement is used for giving people some information of what has happened or what will happen.

Generic Structure of Announcement

  1. Stating Purpose: The text that contains what event will be held
  2. Stating Day and Date: Day and Date realization. The text that contains when the event will be held
  3. Stating Place: The text that contains where the event will be held
  4. Informing Sender: The text that contains name of the person who will be contacted

Language Feature of Announcement

  • Using Simple Present Tense and simple future tense.

Example of words used in announcement

  1. a) Due to some technical problems, the show will…
  2. b) We apologize for the inconvenience
  3. c) Hi, Guys! Our neighborhood will hold a fund Raising Activity next month
  • Using exact noun
  • Pronunciation and Intonation (spoken announcement)
  • Spelling and Punctuation

Kinds of Announcement

  1. public service announcements,
  2. high school graduation announcements,
  3. college graduation announcements,
  4. engagement announcements,
  5. marriage and wedding announcements,
  6. pregnancy announcements,
  7. birth announcements,
  8. adoption announcements,
  9. school student’s organization announcements,
  10. save the date announcements,
  11. moving announcements,
  12. business announcements,
  13. job announcements,
  14. promotion announcements,
  15. retirement announcements,
  16. funeral announcements
  17. lost and found
  18. etc.

        After discussing about Generic Structure and Purpose of Announcement, it’s including the definition, purpose, generic structure, language feature, kinds and the example of Announcement, now the example of announcement to understand better on what and how an announcement is written. Here they are: read more

Generic Structure of Notice Text

Generic Structure of Notice Text

Generic Structure of Notice Text

        As we know there are many kinds of Short Functional Text. One of them is Notice Text so in this occasion I want to share about Generic Structure of Notice Text. In this material I will share about definition, purpose, generic structure, linguistic or language feature kinds and examples of notice text. (also read : Generic Structure of News Item Text)

Now let’s go to the material Generic Structure of Notice Text.

Definition of Notice Text

        Notice / caution is a form of functional Text used as instruction or guidance to someone doing or not doing something.

        Notice / caution may be in the form of phrases (combination of words), clause (Sentence), or an image / mark / sign.

        Notice or is short and simple information addressed to someone else. Notice should be easily understood and easy to read, so usually notice or notification always using simple words, written in a simple, and large font. And it is usually placed in public places. Notice can also be signs.

The Purpose of Notice Text

There are many function or purpose of Notice text, they are used:

  • To give an instruction / to instruct people to….
  • To give information / to inform people to….
  • To give direction
  • To ask people to….
  • To advice/to suggest / to recommend people to….
  • To remind people to….
  • To warn / to give warning
  • To ban / to forbid / to prohibit people to…

        Because of the above functions, that’s why in the notice, people use a simple word with a simple font which is written in a placard or notice board. read more