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Harder is Better

I studied Russian in high school and college. I remembering struggling to read one of Chekhov's plays, and how beautiful it was when I finally got through it.

I thought, at the time, that the fact that I had to fight to understand deepened my appreciation. I thought that it would be a good idea to print books in light yellow text.

Science has now validated my idea:

"Students given the harder-to-read materials scored higher in their classroom assessments than those in the control group. This was the case across a range of subjects -- from English, to Physics to History."

Source: BBC.co.uk
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