What is good text

“Modern society uses Heidegger’s sentence,’All practical traditions have been disintegrated. The expectations that originated from family and social traditions are losing their reference.”-This is a full score composition for the 2020 Zhejiang College Entrance Examination beginning. For this composition entitled “Living on a Tree”, the first scoring teacher gave 39 points, and the latter two teachers gave a high score of 55 points. In the end, the composition review team awarded it full marks, which caused huge controversy. The reason is that the words used in the article are unfamiliar and the long sentences are superimposed. This obscure and complicated way of expression has caused dyslexia for most readers of ordinary understanding.

First of all, I don’t appreciate this composition, but I don’t agree with it because of public opinion controversy. For an essay that has obtained full marks through due process, if the judgment is changed because of public opinion, it would be unfair to a college entrance examination candidate. This is the premise of the discussion.

Compared with this post with full marks, I am more worried about the demonstration effect brought by the wave of public opinion. Chen Jianxin, the leader of Zhejiang College Entrance Examination Composition Marking Group, said in the comments: This article “the old and obscure text is at the same time”, “shows the composition level of Zhejiang senior high school students”, “the expression of words is so academic, not ordinary High school students can do it”.

The full score composition of the college entrance examination has always been the vane of Chinese education. After such a high degree of praise and the fermentation of public opinion, what impact will this composition have on Chinese education? The essence of Chinese education is to guide children to feel good words, understand good words, and try to use good words to express their thoughts and emotions. But what kind of text is good text?

I always believe that words that are easy to understand are good words. As far as writing is concerned, the most basic requirement is to express meaning clearly. No matter how deep the thought is, it should not be a reason for obscure expression. Everyone with writing experience understands that true masters are good at expressing complex ideas concisely. Only when the writer has a thorough understanding, can a profound truth be broken, crushed and explained. Those who use rare vocabulary and lengthy sentence patterns are not deliberately showing off their skills or knowing nothing. From this perspective, I do not agree with the evaluation of “the writing is too old and obscure.” In writing, “obscure” has no merits worthy of praise, and the academic expression of words is something that writers should avoid.

As far as my own writing practice is concerned, when I was a teenager, I was immersed in rhetoric and sentence patterns, and then I grew older. With the enrichment of reading and continuous writing training at work, I was able to better understand the words behind the refined words. The beauty. It can be said that what is praised in the review of this full score composition is the common problem that is easy to commit in the middle school students’ work, which should be corrected. Zhang Lixian, the editor-in-chief of “Reading Library”, pointed out in the article “How to Make Children Fall in Love with Writing” that the two most common problems in writing are the inconsistency of words and the inexorable reason. The latter appears to be “using gorgeous, dense words to convey a thin meaning”, but it is often difficult for the writer to know it.

Public opinion should not target the writer of this composition-a seventeen or eighteen-year-old college entrance examination candidate. We may all have had this stage in our teenage years. However, this essay was approved by full marks, and it was amplified by public opinion. The demonstration effect that it may trigger is worth thinking and dealing with. Chinese education should be directed to “good writing”. From an individual’s point of view, good writing ability will benefit a lifetime; from a broader perspective, the native language expression ability of countless individuals will constitute the cultural and artistic appearance of a nation, and is its spirit Where.

Wang Dingjun wrote about the influence of a teacher on his writing in one of his four memoirs “Yesterday’s Cloud”. The teacher emphasized the simplicity of writing, advocated simplicity, opposed pretentiousness, and valued content. He warned students to be wary of literary epidemics. The root of vernacular literature is not in books, but in life, in what the public say every day. Go out to read, go out to listen, and find articles in the world. Wang Dingjun once wrote in his composition: “The train of time, carrying sadness, over the startle, over the vernal equinox, to a station called Qingming.” The teacher did not change it after looking at it, and did not add a circle, but it was happening. In the text, he said lightly: “This is Huaqiang, it is better to honestly say that Qingming has arrived.” Another time, Wang Dingjun wrote: “The Mid-Autumn Festival of Golden Wind and Yulu has passed, and the Double Ninth Festival has not arrived.” The teacher was merciless. Change the land to four words: August this year.

Wang Dingjun later became a generation of literati. Fortunately, he met a good teacher and understood the beauty of words imperceptibly. I hope all children can be nurtured and nourished by real good words in Chinese education, learn to express deep thoughts in plain words, and express affection in restrained words.