In an Event Recount, you will demonstrate or develop your awareness of the motives and/or the behaviour of people. Most Event Recounts are recounts of historical events or personal experiences, or pieces of creative writing. They would usually consist of a description and comments about a chronological sequence of events. The description is normally factual, whereas the commentary analyses and evaluates.
A typical structure of an Event Recount is:
Description of context and introduction to events.
|Chronological Sequence of Events||Event 1: Description & commentary|
|Event 2: Description & commentary|
|Event 3: Description & commentary|
Summary of comments
Examples of Event Recounts include:
- accident report
- account of literature search
- account of website search
- short story
- plot synopsis
- reflective recount
- report on a disease outbreak
The following tasks will help you understand better about the structure of Event Recounts.
Several different types of Event Recount are shown above: accident report, account of literature search, account of website search, biography, short story, plot synopsis, reflective recount, and report on a disease outbreak. Look at Example 1. Which type is represented here?
The main section of an Event Recount is usually a Chronological Sequence of Events. Put the following events from Emily Wilding Davison's life in Example 1 into chronological order. Put the earliest at the top.
The Chronological Sequence of Events stage of an Event Recount includes Description & Commentary. The description is factual and the commentary is based on opinion. Group the following statements from Example 1 according to whether they are fact or opinion.