Generic structure of Explanation
plain the phenomena.
the difference between procedures and explanations
• The definition:
Explanation = discuss about theory, definition, ideology or socio and cultural phenomena and natural phenomena.
Procedure = give direction or steps or how to make something.
• The purpose:
Explanation = explain the process of something or why something happens
Procedure = give explanation how to do something through the steps.
• Language features:
Explanation = use simple present tense, action verb, passive voice, noun phrase, adverbial phrase, using technical terms, general and abstract nouns, conjunction of time and cause effect.
Procedure = use simple present tense, imperative sentence, adverb, technical
The generic structure of explanation text and procedure text
• Generic structure:
Explantion : general statement, explanation, closing.
Procedure : goal/aim, material/equipment, steps/method.