Author: Tasnia Hossain (Page 2 of 2)


  1. Name 10 genres you encounter in your everyday life.

Answer: Emails, Coupons, Texting, Textbooks, Essays, Reviews, Research Paper, Story Book, Comic & Articles.

2. Name one or two that you like best and say why. Who is their audience? What sort of language do they use?

Answer: I’ll choose “texting” because it’s a casual and easy way to quickly communicate with others. Texting allows you to choose when you want to engage with someone, as opposed to a phone call. Texting also doesn’t require you to follow traditional grammar rules. The easy-going nature of texting cultivates an environment that allows for free expression. For example, over text, you can use emojis to best display how you are feeling and what point you want to get across.

3. What is your understanding of the term “Genre:”?

Answer: A genre is the very essence of communication. We communicate through music, text messages, stories, poems, reviews, etc. The method, meaning approach and the emotion being channeled by a form of communication is called genre.


Recipe(Chicken Tikka Masala)


Chicken Marinade:

Plain Yogurt (1 cup)

Juice of 1/2 Lemon

3 cloves of Garlic, finely grated

1tbsp, Ginder, finely grated

1tbsp, Garam Masala

1/2 tsp, Salt

6, Bones Skinless Chicken, cut into bite size pieces

In a bowl, combine all ingredients and marinate for 1 hour.

For the Sauce:

2 tbsp, Vegetable/Canola oil

2 tbsp., Butter

2 medium Onions finely diced

3 cloves of Garlic, finely grated

1/2 tsp, Turmeric Powder

1 tsp, Ground Coriander

1 tsp, Ground Cumin

1 tsp, Garam Masala

1 tsp, Ground Red Chili Powder

2 cups, Strained Tomato Sauce

1 cup, Heavy Cream

Salt to Taste

Fresh Coriander to garnish


In a large pot, heat oil on Medium- High. When hot, add chicken pieces, ensuring not to crowd the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes each side, until browned. Set aside.

** The Chicken doesn’t have to be cooked through at this stage**

In the same pan, add Butter and Onions, and cook until soft and translucent. Add Ginder and Garlic, and saute for 30-35 seconds. Then add Turmeric, Coriander, Cumin, Garam Masala. Fry until fragrant (15-20 seconds).

Add Tomato Sauce, Ground Red Chili and season with salt to taste. Simmer for 15-20 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally intl Tomato Sauce thickens, and takes on a deep reddish-brown color.

Add Chicken and Heavy Cream and cook for an additional 10 minutes until mixture is bubbling, glossy and thick.

Garnish with fresh coriander and serve with hot Basmati Rice or Naan.

(This picture was taken from Instagram)

Shitty First Drafts

When I start writing I think a lot of things together. First, I like to write down some points so that I can use them for some sentences. Then I fix those sentences for the title. It helps me to write about the title that makes sense to others and make it more interesting. After that, I go back to my paragraph and start organizing everything.

Backpacks vs. Briefcases

Laura Bolin Carroll talks about how rhetorical analysis is used to assist in understanding and persuading the purpose and intent behind some situations encountered every day. She then starts to talk about how everything around us influences us and our choices and we are amazed by that.  Then, through our observations and past experiences, we are usually able to come to a conclusion pretty quickly with regard to the person or thing we are analyzing. She calls this process rhetorical analysis.

Rhetorical analysis is from the paper the ability to evaluate the way language and images are used to persuade and influence our daily choices. She says that there are three factors, there are three factors one should consider: exigence, audience, and constraints. The paper then describes what those things are and basically, she wants the reader to understand what the source essentially wants you to believe or do what they want and try to persuade you to that 

Fear & Cure


I’m nervous about the loss of Mother. The soul closest to me. I share all with her. I know, everyone will leave us┬ásooner or later. Still, I can’t stay without her. She always calls me when I’m late but, sometimes she doesn’t call me and I know I’m late. That time I call her and she doesn’t pick up ┬ácall I get scared.


I close my eyes and think about how I’m going to spend time with her?

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