Do you know what serifs are? They're the tiny lines at the points of letters. Do you see what I mean? The Times New Roman font has it, but arial doesn't. Can you tell a difference? Do you know what serifs do? They make it easier for your eyes to follow the words and sentences. When you have font that doesn't have serifs, your eyes keep getting lost in long paragraphs, and it's hard to focus.
Well, one of my textbooks for school is written in the annoying, heachache-inducing arial font. My fellow classmates and I have always had trouble reading and following those books, but we never knew why. Our teacher this year told us about the point of serifs, and we were all like, "OHHH! That's why these books are so darn hard to read!"
So, I sent a letter to one of the people who are in charge of the books for Classical Conversations (that's my school program) telling her about the problem with the arial font. Haven't gotten a reply yet, but I'll let you know when I do.
I love doing stuff like this. Writing letters to people and trying to change things is something I love to do. I want to make differences. I know that is SO cliche, but I seriously do. Even little things. I like knowing that I made the difference. It's a cool feeling!