Bad fonts = Good learning

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While certain fonts may be harder to read, researchers at Princeton and Indiana University have found that they may, in fact, improve your ability to remember facts. In a study of 200 students, they discovered that making things harder to read—whether that meant using fonts like Comic Sans and Bodoni MT or using bad photocopies—actually increased test scores, without any complaints from the students.

via Mind Hacks: Harder to Read Fonts May Improve Learning

It makes you wonder whether we should let children’s handwriting stay suboptimal for revision purposes …


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