Monday, March 13, 2006

The right font may give you better marks

Phil Renaud is at the end of his sixth semester of university. He finds out the reason why he has been getting good grades recently is because of the font he used for his essays. Do you want A grades for your essays? Use Georgia font. From fadtastic:
Well, would you believe it? My essays written in Georgia did the best overall. This got me thinking as to why that might be: maybe fonts speak a lot louder than we think they do. Especially to a professor who has to wade through a collection of them; Times seems to be the norm, so it really doesn’t set off any subconcious triggers. Georgia is enough like Times to retain its academic feel, and is different enough to be something of a relief for the grader. Trebuchet seems to set off a negative trigger, maybe just based on the fact that it’s not as easy to read in print, maybe on the fact that it looks like something off a blog rather than an academic journal. Who knows.


Anonymous said...

No wonder!

Anonymous said...

Last time my essay all in times new roman and i always get C or D. Now you tell me must type with georgia.

JD said...

hehe.. good to know i always use Georgia in whatever official document i type.

Anonymous said...

I've been using Georgia since I have seen it on a blog years ago. Somehow I feel that it is easier to read and it feels cooler than the other fonts.

Now I have evidence, no longer just a gut feel.