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Chronological Order

Recounts are usually written in the order in which they happened. This is called chronological order.

To do this you will have to use time connectives such as:

  • Firstly
  • Next
  • Then
  • After that
  • Meanwhile
  • Eventually
  • Later
  • Finally

When you are planning your recount, think about the important and interesting parts of your experience.

Next you will need to think about when they happened, who else was involved, where you were and why you felt like you did.

Now you can start to plan out your beginning, middle and end, deciding on the types of connectives, past tense verbs and pronouns you are going to use.

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