Different Fonts Help Retain Information

January 25, 2011 Updated Jan 25, 2011 at 7:54 PM EDT

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January 25, 2011 Updated Jan 25, 2011 at 7:54 PM EDT

(WKBW/Cleveland Clinic) Students may not like it, but doing homework helps you learn, and now researchers have found another way to retain information.
Princeton University researchers say it helps to use font sizes in study materials that are a little more difficult to read.
Researchers say mixing up the fonts forces the child to engage a little more.
They found that the students with the tougher font-type recalled details nearly 86 percent of the time, compared to about 73 percent of those reading a typical font size.
Doctors say another way to get kids to retain more of what they're studying, is to change the location where they do their homework from time to time.
Doctors say as long as the child is getting the work done and turning it in on time, where he or she does it is not a factor.

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