What font best accentuates highlights presents academic writing (ie assignments) for nursing science?

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Artold Artmann's picture
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What font best accentuates highlights presents academic writing (ie assignments) for nursing science?
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My feeling is that the font used in a text would have a certain weight in how an assessor or supervisor views, reads, relates and marks etc a written text.
This fascinates me as there may be considerable differences in the humanities and sciences. And in the sciences, between the soft and hard sciences something like psychology or economics may need a different font for top appeal and presentation to something like physics or mathematics to be as convincing as possible. Then there are the health sciences and nursing where maybe
empathy and other centeredness and practicality a certain organic life centredness is valued more than in say philosophy or theosophy where self consciousness is written in capital letters. I would like to get input and views from others on this?

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Nick Curtis's picture
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Your basic premise may have some merit, but I doubt that there's any way to predict any one individual's predilections or preferences in advance, such that your type choice would inure to your benefit. Perhaps the question would be better asked in a Neuro-linguistic Programming forum...

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My feeling is that the font used in a text would have a certain weight in how an assessor or supervisor views, reads, relates and marks etc a written text.

Nah. If they like you, they'll forgive most any font choice. If they don't like you, they'll find a way to dismiss most any font choice.

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> My feeling is that the font used in a text would have a
> certain weight in how an assessor or supervisor views,
> reads, relates and marks etc a written text.

In the context of a teacher or supervisor reading a report, I doubt if the font choice would make much of a difference in grading, as long as the font was not wildly inappropriate and the layout was reasonably easy to read.

However if there is a professional publication that your teacher/supervisor reads and respects, perhaps using similar font & layout choices might be an approach you could try.