The Definition Of Procedure
Text Procedure text is a text that is designed to describe how something is achieved through a sequence of actions or steps. It explains how people perform different processes in a sequence of steps. This text uses simple present tense, often imperative sentences. It also uses the temporal conjunction such as first, second, then, next, finally, etc.
The generic structures of procedure text are :
Goal/aim (or title)
Materials (not required for all procedural texts)
Steps (the actions that must be taken)
A procedure is a specified series of actions or operations which have to be executed in the same manner in order to always obtain the same result under the same circumstances (for example, emergency procedures). Less precisely speaking, this word can indicate a sequence of tasks, steps, decisions, calculations and processes, that when undertaken in the sequence laid down produces the described result, product or outcome. A procedure usually includes a change. It is in the scientific method.
Language Features of Procedure Text
In the Procedure Text, we use :
- SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE. And:
- Use of imperatives (e.g.: cut, don’t mix)
- Use of action verbs (e.g.: turn, put, mix)
- Use of connectives (e.g. : first, then, finally, …)
- Use of adverbial phrases (e.g. : for five minutes, 2 centimeters from the top)
Generic Structure of Procedure
Goal : It is contain the purpose of the text. (e.g : How to make spagheti)
Material or Ingredient : it is contain of the materials that used in the process. (e.g : the material to cook omelette are egg, onion, vegetable oil, etc)
Step : it is contain of the steps to make something in the goal. (e.g : first, wash the tomatoes, onion, ...., second cut the onions becomes slice...)
Purpose of a Procedure Text
An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions. A particular course of action intended to achieve a result. Or To help us do a task or make something. They can be a set of instructions or directions.