China News Agency, Beijing, August 5 (Reporter Ma Haiyan) "Modern society uses Heidegger's sentence, "All practical traditions have been disintegrated" as the target. Expectations that originated in family and social traditions are losing their reference. But. Facing the seemingly boundless sky of the future, I want to follow the life of Calvino's "Baron in the Tree" than to revitalize it prematurely..."
This passage comes from an essay titled "Living on a Tree" in Zhejiang Province's 2020 college entrance examination score. After the article was published, many netizens shouted "unintelligible" due to the uncommon words, introductions, and strange sentence patterns. The professor of the Zhejiang Provincial College Entrance Examination Composition Scoring Group commented on the article, saying that "the old and obscure coexist, the thinking is deep and stable."
Is this essay piling up rhetoric, stubbornly awkward, or is the rhetoric gorgeous and profound? Can the college entrance examination composition be used to show talent in obscurity? Is this writing style worth promoting? Aroused widespread heated discussion.
It is reported that when marking the college entrance examination, the first grading person only gave 39 points, while the second and third places gave 55 points. In the end, the composition review team awarded full marks. This shows that it is the result of careful consideration by the marking team.
The obscure is not only in the first paragraph, but throughout the whole story. An essay of about 800 words accommodates many philosophers, sociologists, writers, such as Heidegger, Calvino, MacIntyre, Weber, Cheslaw Milosz, Wittgenstein, and many others. Uncommon words that ordinary people can’t pronounce: Laoshi, Zhenhu, Kenzi, Yuchi, Wumei, Straight, Diligent...
"It is surprising that these uncommon words, uncommon allusions and uncommon expressions are used in the right place." The writer Ma Boyong commented on Weibo. But he also said that this is not necessary. "The meaning to be expressed in the composition can be organized in more plain and simple words and sentences, and the information will not be lost at all. The four-word summary is: the words are not coordinated."
There are also people who worry that giving full marks to this kind of composition may induce students to imitate and use obscure expressions and uncommon words to "pretend to be high and deep" and "bo high score". For example, in the past few years, the classical Chinese composition of the college entrance examination gave full marks, which triggered the imitation of classical Chinese in the following years.
"Such non-human-speaking articles get full marks, conveying what kind of writing methodology and values, so that those Chinese teachers who teach students writing according to the requirements of common sense writing are embarrassed? Let those who write human words well in the examination room Why do the candidates feel good about it?" Cao Lin, a commentator for China Youth Daily, said frankly.
Xiong Bingqi, deputy dean of the 21st Century Education Research Institute, said that it is normal to cause controversy after the full score composition was published. This is what the education examination department should expect when publishing the full score composition. A good composition should be personalized, not the same. Giving it full marks is not to encourage other students to follow this approach, but to respect and advocate personalized expression.
The scoring review experts also pointed out that writing this requires candidates to read a lot of books, and the textual expression is so academic, which is not what ordinary high school students can do. "Of course, I don't want students to imitate the obscurity."
At the same time, a middle school Chinese teacher told our reporter that he would not recommend his students to write essays for the college entrance examination, just as he would not advise students to write classical Chinese essays for the college entrance examination. ending".
Ma Boyong reminded that the author has reading, knowledge, and expression skills. There is no problem with tactical choices, and the future must be promising. Just strategically, don't think that writing this way is a good way out.
It is reported that due to controversy, this article has been deleted by the "Teaching Monthly" official account that first published the article. (Finish)