Ralph Chio

Semester of Creation


Submission Type


Professor Name

Dr. Brandi Bradley

Course Number


Course Title

Composition I

Description of Work

In February of 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. Following the disastrous collapse of Afghanistan, few countries had any more hope for Ukraine. However, against all odds, Ukraine has continued to prove that it is willing to fight and able to win. In this genre, the article, A Ukrainian Officer’s Captured Russian Tank Wasn’t Working. So He Called Tech Support—In Russia, an interview with Senator Lindsey Graham, and a photograph of President Zelensky and his Chief of Defense Intelligence all provide insight to the different points of view in Ukraine.

Description of Assignment

“The Genres of Your Home Rhetorical Analysis”: The purpose of rhetoric is to communicate a message. Students were asked to consider how they navigated in their community: where they went and what messages they absorbed? What genre was most common in their day-to-day moving throughout the world: Signs, Social Media Posts, TikTok Videos, Songs, Texts, Phone Calls, Emails, etc. They were asked to narrow that genre to a more specific category of genre: For example: Not just TikTok videos, but CleanTok videos. They were asked to pick something they encountered daily instead of what they actively sought. The goal was for students to observe something outside of their room or their phone.



Download Full Text (171 KB)