Please. This is a public service announcement to all teachers preparing course packs. Please.
STOP TYPING YOUR TEXTS IN ARIAL 12!
At least have the decency of using Times! Here's my beef: Arial is a relatively large font. It is so large, in fact, that most teachers who know what they're talking about will request assignments to be printed either in Times 12, or Arial 10. A large font in course packs makes for a lot of pages. WAY too many pages. AND it's not very practical, because a given text will span many pages, whereas it could be squeezed into 2 or 3, thereby offering a more satisfactory experience to the reader who likes to have a more global view of the text.
Please. I do not want to be obliged to flip 2 pages to find the end of a sentence that began 2 pages earlier.
Plus, using Arial 12 is juvenile. Remember when, back in the days when the teacher gave an assignment, and you had nothing to write, and tried to find the largest possible font just to make it look like you wrote a lot, and fooling no one in the process?
Moreover, it's a waste of paper. And a pain for the students who are lugging their stuff around.
So please. STOP WRITING IN ARIAL.