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Table 4 Comparison between the two models: socio-semiotic process and genre

From: An exploratory study of ESL writing by junior secondary students in China: text type, register and textual features

Field: Socio-semiotic process Genre Generic stages Writing tasks
Reporting `Chronicling Biographical recount Orientation
Recount of the events
Moral lesson
Sharing Experiences Personal recount Orientation
Recount of the events
3rd, 6th and 10th
Recommending Advising Advice Statement of the purpose
Suggestions (1.2.3…)
1st, 2nd, 5th, 7th and 8th
Exploring Arguing Exposition Specification of the issue
Pro and cons
Statement of opinion