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Alter Your Font for Better Memory Retention

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What do you look at first on a webpage? Colors, shapes, bullet points, BOLD LETTERS? Here’s the psychology behind what draws your eyes towards the more obnoxious thing on the page, it’s yelling out at you. Utilize this (an annoyance to some) to retain more information for class.

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Say you’re taking notes online for class from your textbook. If you’re used to typing in Arial or Times New Roman then try switching to a more eye catching font. If the font you choose may be too jarring for the entire page then consider adjusting the font style on certain keywords. That way when you review the information later the more important things stay in your mind for a later application.

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