In the digital age, how to break out of "shallow reading"

——A discussion on improving the quality of reading by officers and soldiers of a coastal defense brigade of the Eastern Theater Army

  The guest detachment of the Guangxi Corps of the Armed Police Force regularly organizes "Read More, Read Well, Read More" activities to enrich the amateur cultural life of officers and soldiers and improve their cultural literacy.

The picture shows that on November 3, officers and soldiers of Xiangzhou Squadron shared their reading experience.

Guo Zhi Telephoto

  For every soldier, studying is an indispensable "gas station" in the journey of pursuing dreams and strengthening the army.

With the orderly use of smartphones and other electronic products in military camps, the reading habits of officers and soldiers have quietly changed. Mobile phones and e-readers are the main carriers, and the main methods of browsing web news and information, scanning WeChat and Weibo, reading online novels, etc. "Reading" is welcomed.

  "Screen reading" seems to reduce the time and space constraints, but affected by the characteristics of electronic equipment hardware and network information dissemination, "shallow reading" characterized by fast food, skipping, and fragmentation has become a new way of reading.

How to improve reading quality, cultivate interest in reading, and solve many problems caused by "shallow reading", officers and soldiers of a coastal defense brigade of the Eastern Theater Army launched a discussion about reading.

Here, we have selected the views of some comrades-in-arms, hoping to inspire everyone.

Each has its own advantages: "screen reading" VS "paper reading"

  Sergeant Xu Ruilong: "Screen reading" is a product of the digital age, which has changed the way people obtain knowledge from "paper reading".

The company is stationed on the island. There are not many types of books in the library, the transportation is inconvenient, and the update cycle is long. The number of books purchased by officers and soldiers is limited. In addition, the island’s climate is humid, and paper books are prone to mold and are not suitable for long-term storage. It is difficult to meet the reading needs of officers and soldiers.

"Screen reading" is convenient and fast, with rich reading resources, convenient content acquisition and storage, and instant sharing and interaction with others.

"Screen reading" expands the boundaries of time, space, content, and channels for reading, and to a certain extent improves the enthusiasm of officers and soldiers to read.

I also often use my mobile phone to read e-books and articles on WeChat public accounts during breaks. Whenever I encounter content I like, I can share it with friends and relatives to exchange reading experience. This is difficult to achieve in the process of "paper reading".

  Senior soldier Shao Yuhao: Many young people grew up in the Internet environment and have become accustomed to “screen reading”.

Others think that "paper reading" is a waste of resources and is not conducive to environmental protection.

In the omnimedia era, information is massive and rich, and channels are diversified and convenient. "Screen reading" can obtain the latest and fastest information, while the time for "paper reading" to obtain information is relatively lagging.

"Screen reading" has gradually become the main way for young people to read. It has shaped the lifestyle and behavior of young people to a large extent, and has become an indispensable part of my life.

I like writing more. Whenever I have a problem with studying or writing, I search the Internet for answers to related questions, sample articles, and writing methods. It is much more efficient than reading materials in books and newspapers, which is useful for improving my writing ability. It helps a lot.

  Corporal Cong Tianyu: Compared with "paper reading", readers are more inclined to skip and skim during "screen reading", and are easily affected and interfered by other factors. Reading efficiency will be greatly reduced, let alone with The author has a spiritual dialogue.

"Paper reading" is not only a simple acquisition of knowledge and information, but also a kind of ideological communication. Readers can strongly feel the author's joys, sorrows, and the thoughts they want to express, thereby gaining enlightenment.

The gentleness and weight of paper books can make people more rational. "Paper reading" is more like a cultural space to appease the impetuous mood of the society, giving people cultural experience and high-level spiritual enjoyment during the reading process.

The pleasant experience that "paper reading" brings to readers is beyond the reach of "screen reading". In the era of "screen reading", in order to achieve in-depth reading, "paper reading" should be the main focus.

  Instructor Sun Bin: "The most scholarly fragrance can intoxicate people".

Although "screen reading" seems to have become the mainstream way of reading today, it is not necessary to exaggerate the convenience advantages of "screen reading".

"Screen reading" and "paper reading" coexist and complement each other to form a diversified reading era.

Some people smelled the scent of books in the paper books and felt the beauty of reading; others condensed their eyes between square inches and flicked their fingers to obtain information from the sliding screen, and also found the joy of reading.

Different readers may choose different reading methods, or the same reader may choose different reading methods at different times. There is no need to separate "screen reading" from "paper reading", or even oppose them.

Regardless of "screen reading" or "paper reading", the essentials of reading are in reading, and "there is poetry and books in the belly". Only by loving reading can the spirit stand up.

Everyone's heart is a river, "there are rivers in the humble bones". Read more and absorb more, so that the soul will be full and rush forward.

For young officers and soldiers, as long as they love to read, going from "paper" to "screen" is nothing more than a change in the carrier.

Jumping and fragmentation: the "shallow" brought by the "screen"

  Sergeant Wang Changzhou: Now the task of combat readiness training is relatively heavy, and various tasks are intertwined. The officers and soldiers do not have much time to study each day.

I am a cooking squad leader. In my spare time, I like to use my mobile phone to read the news, increase my knowledge and understand the world, and sometimes use my mobile phone to collect some recipes and cooking skills to improve the food for my comrades.

Due to time constraints, you can only read with your mobile phone. The content you read is also a hammer and a hammer. I often see what counts without thinking about it.

For those who want to improve their cultural literacy, this fast-food "screen reading" is not the best way to read.

  Sergeant Hu Jinhu: Social life is fast-paced, people are too dependent on mobile phones and other electronic products, and people with bowed heads abound on the streets.

Compared with "paper reading", readers stay on the electronic screen for a short period of time during the "screen reading" process, and many contents are swallowed and swallowed at a glance, which does not allow too much thinking.

In this way, not only wasted a lot of time, but also the reading quality was not high.

In my reading, I realized that in many cases, the more you read, the better. Instead of reading 10 articles, it is better to calm down and read an article carefully.

  Senior soldier Chen Ka-shing: Some comrades did not develop the good habit of reading diligently. They often used the excuses of tight time and heavy tasks to shirk, saying that it is difficult to spend a lot of time to quietly read, and the information obtained by reading occasionally is scattered.

"Time is like water in a sponge, as long as you want to squeeze, there is always something!" This sentence also applies to reading.

As a conscript, I have been in the army for more than a year, and I have always maintained the habit of reading. I spend 5-10 minutes before breakfast and after lunch every day, reading articles in books or on the Internet, taking some notes, and taking notes before going to bed at night. I reviewed the content I read during the day, and persevered day after day, I felt very fulfilling.

  Instructor Ye Qingan: In the era of mobile Internet, “screen reading” conforms to the current trend of fast-paced social life, high work pressure, and less leisure time. It can quickly obtain abundant information and entertainment resources in a short period of time.

It can often be seen that people hold their mobile phones and read with their heads down while riding on the bus, subway, or in line.

And this kind of "screen reading" content is mostly jumping, fragmented, and entertaining information. Many people just look through it at a fast pace and hardly think deeply.

Many of my comrades are like this. When reading the news, they are often led to browse around by Internet push messages, but they often can't remember what they saw afterwards.

With the development of the times, the existence of "screen reading" is an unstoppable trend. At the same time, we must also clearly realize the "shallow reading" effect brought about by "screen reading", and don't let "shallow reading" deflect our learning.

"Deep Reading": Irrelevant Carrier, Related Pursuit

  Senior Sergeant Major Lu Xiaowang: If you want to improve your ability and quality through reading, it is very important to develop good reading habits and master good reading methods.

I have developed a detailed reading plan for myself, which is also a growth roadmap, which can visually present my reading situation and growth and progress, so as to urge myself to maintain good reading habits.

I take some fragmentary time after lunch and before turning off the lights in the evening as a relatively fixed reading time every day. I use the clock-in method to read. If I don't finish reading and clock-in one day, I feel guilty.

Over the years, no matter how busy the work is and the task is heavy, I have spared time every day to study, so as not to give inertia an opportunity.

  Platoon Leader Chen Zhihao: There is a lot of fragmented time in a busy and stressful life. Reading with stitches is also a way of reading.

The ancients used small pieces of time such as horses, toilets, and pillows to read books, and we can also make good use of every scattered time.

For example, although there are only a few minutes each time between training sessions, after meals, and before assembly, concentration is a very precious time resource, and it is perfect for reading.

One day between training sessions, a comrade-in-arms took out a booklet and read it seriously. I walked up and looked at it. It was densely written with English words.

It turned out that this comrade-in-arms wanted to enter the military academy, arrange a daily study plan for himself, and use a bit of time to review cultural knowledge.

This touched me a lot and gave birth to the motivation to use my scattered time to learn and improve.

  Platoon Leader Fan Jiashun: When the training tasks are tight, there is less spare time for reading.

Reading purposefully is a good choice.

It can be used as soon as it is read. It can not only resolve the problem of slow feedback from some comrades in reading, but also allow reading to directly promote work and life, so that the interest in reading will be more intense.

Reading is important for applying what you have learned, which is one of the important purposes of reading.

I often read books on party history and military history, military science and technology, military theory, psychological services, video and picture production, etc. in combination with work. While expanding my knowledge, I can also apply it to daily work well. Lay the foundation for better work.

  Company Commander Wang Haibao: In the long learning process, people can never be satisfied with the knowledge they already possess.

The main way to gain knowledge and improve yourself is to read books to deepen your thoughts and enrich your spiritual world.

There are many ways to obtain knowledge and information, whether it is "screen reading" or "paper reading", the habit of "deep reading" cannot be discarded.

As a revolutionary soldier in the new era, professional books closely related to preparing for war must be studied with great concentration, even if they are obscure or highly abstract, they must be read and thought repeatedly.

At the same time, reading also needs a good environment, so that officers and soldiers can find some like-minded reading partners to study together. They can read a book together to broaden their horizons. They can also hold regular "reading exchange meetings" to break through the bottleneck of reading through exchanges of experiences. And obstacles.

  (Compiled by Qi Yonghui, Cao Liang, and our reporter Li Huaikun)

  Finished by Qi Yonghui, Cao Liang, and our reporter Li Huaikun