The New York Times:
Trick question: Is it easier to remember a new fact if it appears in normal type, like this, or in big, bold letters, like this?
The answer is neither. Font size has no effect on memory, even though most people assume that bigger is better. But font style does.
New research finds that people retain significantly more material — whether science, history or language — when they study it in a font that is not only unfamiliar but also hard to read.
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