Youssef Moussa

Semester of Creation


Submission Type


Professor Name

Dr. Brandi Bradley

Course Number


Course Title

Composition I

Description of Work

Calisthenics is a form of strength training in which you master your body weight. Some examples are push-ups, sit ups, and pullups. The more advanced version of the pullup is the muscle up, where you pull yourself completely over the bar. It may sound easy to think about, but it takes people months or years to be able to do it. A muscle up uses all your upper body, starting with the motion of a pullup and then turning it into a dip to lift your upper body above the bar. Many compositions teach “How to do a muscle up”, and some examples are an Instagram post for its focus on helping other people’s specific problems, an article for its deep detail on the steps and different exercises you can do, and a podcast with a professional talking all about the genre.

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.



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