Procedure Text

Procedure Text

A procedure tells how to do or make something. A procedure usually consists of three main parts:

  • Aim/goal. This part tell what will be made or done.
  • Material. This part gives a list of what is needed.
  • Steps. This part explain how to do it.

A recipe and manual are examples of procedures. Short and clear instruction are necessary in a procedure. Simple present tense and imperative (action verb) are mostly used in a procedure.

An example of a procedure:

How to Battery of Your Cell Phone


  1. Connect the charger to a wall outlet.
  2. Connect the charger to the phone. The battery indicator bar starts scrolling. If not charging is displayed, wait for a while disconnect the charger, plug it in again, and retry. If charging still fails, contact your dealer.
  3. When the battery is fully charged, the bar stops scrolling. Disconnect the charger from the phone and the wall outlet.


  • Short and clear instructions are necessary in a procedure
  • Simple present tense and imperatives (action verbs) are mostly used in a procedure.

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