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you guys cant use pencils? thats ridiculous! thats all were allowed to use......i would kill to be able to use pen on exams!
I thought you had gone away?
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you guys cant use pencils? thats ridiculous! thats all were allowed to use......i would kill to be able to use pen on exams!
'write in black or blue ink'

it's on every exam paper and is very annoying. you should be happy!
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Personally i feel i write faster with a fountain pen and i'm much more comfortable using it, whereas with biros - there's a point where it doesn't come out very smoothly. Plus if you're using a fountain pen use a parker, the ink is longer and more lasting. I wrote three essays in my english mock exam and there was still half left.
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I thought you had gone away?
yeah for a whole week! isnt that impressive, and after today im going to be gone for abouther week!
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I would agree, in exams I also write very quickly so the pen has to be quick and efficient, I generally use bic because most other biros (especially the Cancer Research ones) run out after about 5 minutes' writing.
Yes, the cancer research ones, if you dissect them holds about 4 cm of ink. Cheapskates. But they write well for homework as they have the intensity of a gel pen, but also the fineness of a biro.

I find the Parker biro, the best one is better. Believe me, I have been through some very expensive biros. And I also find taht the Yellow Page ones are excellent for exams. I'm not sure why, but it has fluidity, and leaves no white marks at all. Look closely at other biros, when you write with it sometimes thaere are white lines int eh gaps, but with this baby, all is well.
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yeah for a whole week! isnt that impressive, and after today im going to be gone for abouther week!
Very strange....
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For exams, you can't beat a good blue bic.
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(Original post by waiting2smile)
Personally i feel i write faster with a fountain pen and i'm much more comfortable using it, whereas with biros - there's a point where it doesn't come out very smoothly. Plus if you're using a fountain pen use a parker, the ink is longer and more lasting. I wrote three essays in my english mock exam and there was still half left.
Or Waterman! They use similar sized cartridges.
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I'm suprised there are 26 posts in a thread about pens
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(Original post by curryADD)
you guys cant use pencils? thats ridiculous! thats all were allowed to use......i would kill to be able to use pen on exams!
Your answers can easily be changed or fade away....i wish we could use pencils they are so much easier to write with and easier to rub out mistakes.
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I use biros, I don't think there's much speed difference between them and fountain pens. It's mainly because I'm always crossing things out, which looks much neater when done with biro (spot the oxymoron) and I'm prone to getting things smudged. Apart from the fact that my 4-year supply of ink cartridges was running out a year ago, I also find you can write smaller. And no smudging of course, I hate that.

By the way, at my school Tipp-Ex is an illegal substance , you're not allowed to use it in lessons and definitely not in exams, you should be concentrating on the content not the neatness of the handwriting... same applies for ink eradicators too, don't other schools speak out against the evils of correcting fluid? I mean, really! I'm appalled.
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Another excellent thread huntroyde. I voted Biro.
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Tip: stay away from the 12 pens for like 39p from Wilkinsons.
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By the way, at my school Tipp-Ex is an illegal substance , you're not allowed to use it in lessons and definitely not in exams, you should be concentrating on the content not the neatness of the handwriting... same applies for ink eradicators too, don't other schools speak out against the evils of correcting fluid? I mean, really! I'm appalled.
I've never got told off for using an ink erasor - mind you i haven't used one in quite a while.
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(Original post by Electric Magic)
I use biros, I don't think there's much speed difference between them and fountain pens. It's mainly because I'm always crossing things out, which looks much neater when done with biro (spot the oxymoron) and I'm prone to getting things smudged. Apart from the fact that my 4-year supply of ink cartridges was running out a year ago, I also find you can write smaller. And no smudging of course, I hate that.

By the way, at my school Tipp-Ex is an illegal substance , you're not allowed to use it in lessons and definitely not in exams, you should be concentrating on the content not the neatness of the handwriting... same applies for ink eradicators too, don't other schools speak out against the evils of correcting fluid? I mean, really! I'm appalled.
My school's not that extreme, but it isn't allowed in exams and the teachers actively discourage it in lessons.
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Biros are easier to write with they flow easier and you can write faster...but my writing is **** with Biro...Fountain pen makes it nicer...not that much nicer though. My presentation generally sucks in exams as does my writing :rolleyes:
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(Original post by Electric Magic)
By the way, at my school Tipp-Ex is an illegal substance , you're not allowed to use it in lessons and definitely not in exams, you should be concentrating on the content not the neatness of the handwriting... same applies for ink eradicators too, don't other schools speak out against the evils of correcting fluid? I mean, really! I'm appalled.
My school did say this, but noone actually cared as neatness is a way to achieve SPAG marks. And also you have enough time at the end of an exam to correct the mistakes, so might as well make it neat.
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My school did say this, but noone actually cared as neatness is a way to achieve SPAG marks. And also you have enough time at the end of an exam to correct the mistakes, so might as well make it neat.
Spelling, Puncuation and Grammar - that does not include neatness
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Spelling, Puncuation and Grammar - that does not include neatness
Do any of you have any tips of learning how to spell?
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Do any of you have any tips of learning how to spell?
don't copy me.
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