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Writing a recount

Purpose

Recounts can really help people to imagine what an experience was like, so use lots of descriptive words and phrases to make it seem like your reader is there with you.

Paragraphs

Break up your recount into paragraphs. This makes it easier to add in all of the best bits and to put them into chronological order. Use time connectives to introduce each section.

Style

Recounts are written in the 1st person, the past tense and in chronological order, using pronouns such as 'I' and 'we'. Try to help the reader to imagine how you felt by exaggerating your emotions and using amazing adjectives.

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