Why do college professors refuse to accept anything that isn’t in Times New Roman, the most boring, academic font on Earth? Why are all formal documents written in serif fonts, when there’s so much better out there? It’s time for academia (and the world) to move on from this so-called “professional” font. There are hundres, nay, thousands of fonts better than Times New Roman. Here’s just a few to get you started.
First and foremost, Comic Sans gets a bad wrap. It’s a fun font that just wants to be loved. It’s guaranteed to make whatever you’re writing more family-friendly, and triple guaranteed to get you an A on that next essay. Just don’t use it for any children’s birthday cards or fun announcements. That’s overkill. Only the most serious of subjects should be paired with good ol’ Comic Sans.
Papyrus is the next best font you could possibly use. A favorite of graphic designers everywhere, Papyrus will make your writing feel like the dissertation from an acclaimed Egyptologist. Its neat letters harken back to the days of old, and will give your papers a dignified feeling. People who use Papyrus know what they want, and how to get it.
Finally, Wingdings is the best font that no one ever uses. Maybe it’s because most people don’t like decoding the symbols. Most people, not including professors. Give it a try on your next reading response. Professors love nothing more than sitting down with a cipher key, a mug of coffee and student essays to decode.
Some other good fonts to deserve an honorable mention: Wingdings 2, Garamond, Wingdings 3, Webdings, any script style font and Courier. Any of these will grab your professor’s eye, and make sure that you get a high grade on every assignment. Using these on your resume will for sure get you that long-awaited, much-coveted internship as well.