useful things

Contractions can lead to an increase in the mental effort required to read them

This was news to me, yet I do struggle to read, for example, Martin Lewis’ MSE website because of the tone and contractions used heavily.

Use ‘do not’, ‘can not’, ‘would not’ and so on instead of ‘don’t’, ‘can’t’ and ‘wouldn’t’ because some people rely on reading the ‘not’ to understand what is being said.

Joanne Schofield →

Published 7 June 2022, with 57 words.