July 2020

What are the Differences between Formal Features and Stylistic Features? 

(20th July, Monday, 2pm-3pm) 

Exam instructions always ask you to analyze formal and stylistic features of unseen texts. Do you really know what they are? If you’re given, say, a comic strip to analyze, what could be the formal and stylistic features you need to comment on? 

What do “Perspectives” mean in Literature? 

(27th July, Monday, 2pm-3pm) 

In order to be a proficient analyst, you need to first understand the four major theoretical perspectives that are the central knowledge questions in the arts. How could this understanding help me write better commentaries in literature? 

Past paper illustrations will focus on literary texts like prose and poetry.

Aug 2020

Major Types of Formal Features 

(3rd August, Monday, 2pm-3pm) 

Analyzing the “form” of language and/or literature could be a pain. Different text types have different forms — which ones should I focus on? 

What do “Perspectives” mean in Language and Literature? 

(10th August, Monday, 2pm-3pm) 

In order to be a proficient analyst, you need to first understand the four major theoretical perspectives that are the central knowledge questions in the arts. How could this understanding help me write better commentaries in language and literature? 

Past paper illustrations will focus on media texts like opinion columns and political cartoons.

Sep 2020

Major Types of Stylistic Features 

(7th September, Monday, 5pm-6pm) 

There are even more stylistic features than formal features. What does it mean by an author’s style ​actually? 

What do “Perspectives” mean in Theory of Knowledge? 

(21st September, Monday, 5pm-6pm) 

If you want to score an “A” in TOK, you MUST investigate multiple perspectives (as indicated in the marking rubric). What is the role of perspectives in knowledge? How could I incorporate this investigation into my TOK presentation and essay?

Linna Ku
Executive Director

Linna is mainly responsible for overseeing RFE’s corporate communications through a holistic approach.

With a master degree in Corporate Communication obtained from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Linna has over 19 years of experience in corporate communications, public relations, stakeholder engagement, institutional advancement/fundraising, project management and media liaison.

During her service at the University of Hong Kong as Development Manager, in addition to benefactor cultivation and stewardship, she was responsible for managing integrated communication strategies for the HKU Foundation, with a board of directors comprised of community leaders and renowned philanthropists.

Through her support in rebranding the HKU Foundation at the 20th anniversary, the University engaged a wider network of prospects, donors and partners for their long-term support, and the number of HKU Foundation members increased significantly from 2,200 to 3,200 during her service.

Her appointment as Publicity Manager for the HKSAR Government has won her wider acclaims in the contributions she has made in terms of community engagement campaigns and promotional strategies.