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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    You had 10 Argos pens in your pencil case?


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    They're only the small ones but write so well, you can fit a handful in your pocket before the exam.
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    (Original post by Loiks94)
    They're only the small ones but write so well, you can fit a handful in your pocket before the exam.
    Is it not annoying continuously changing pens though?


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    biros rule and they never run out
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    I love my Parker Sonnet - so smooth and fast - but it was an investment. Pilot's roller balls are very nice.
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    13 quid though... :eek:
    For 12.

    They last long. Longer than most of the ones on the market.
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    You could try a fountain pen? Much smoother than any ballpoint pen, and it's easy to carry around a pocketful of spare ink cartridges.
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    La Modernista Diamonds – Caran d’Ache
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    I recommend you use any of these pens, make sure to read some reviews while you're at it: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...3101&plgroup=6
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    papermate inkjoy, they cost 40p in rymans and are really good!
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    (Original post by nabeel1231)
    papermate inkjoy, they cost 40p in rymans and are really good!
    I just came to recommend these! Consider that double the recommendation, the pens are excellent.

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    Got to be 15 pack of WHSmith Black Biro, smooth and dont give you arm ache

    http://www.whsmith.co.uk/Products/Pa...+Pens+30919488
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    Uniballs for the win !!!! They're light and dry quickly, so liquid does not smudge
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    I just use a cheap roller ink pen because it's faster than a biro, it lasted me through January and an essay exam yesterday (but I think it's about to run out )

    For maths, where writing fast isn't such an issue, I use Bic biros. I love Bic

    edit: if you buy a roller ink pen or some other ink-type pen make sure it dries quickly, the last thing you want to do is have an entire page of writing smudged when you turn over
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    A pen that I find
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    (Original post by Mr Faust)
    13 quid though... :eek:
    For 12...
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    Pilot v5 hi-techpoint, they're really good
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    I got four biro pens for £1.25 or something and they had comfort grip on them... My hands don't even ache 2hour essay writing
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    Use a biro, but test it first to see if it works with just light pressure. You don't want to be engraving your paper!
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    Come to think of it, the best pen for exams is probably just whatever pen you are most used to. Stick to what you know and are comfortable with, exams are stressful enough without having to deal with more unknowns.

    I would just be a little bit wary about some fountain pens because some of them can leak - which would be a complete nightmare. And it's a pain to change an ink cartridge mid-way through an essay. As long as you are sensible with it it can be okay, but personally I'd rather just avoid the problem altogether.
 
 
 
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