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(Original post by elpaw)
it doesn't say that on the exam paper, but on the exam regulations. its the booklet you have to read and sign that you understand.
OK, I never got that...

It is true the examiner would try to mark the crossed out bits if the other answer is incorrect. I personally know that the examiner would not mark a tippexed paper as you cannot see teh words underneath.

Thats the only downside with tippex.

I also do not see how using tippex is concordant with cheating.
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i used my free OXFAM pen - ha ha - i want to see if it's lucky!
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The trusty biro is advisable. Black, always.
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If you use Tippex the examiner does not know who used it, it could have been a teacher correcting exam papers before sending them off. If you cross something out it won't be marked, but if you do a lot of crossing out it won't make a very good impression on the examiner.
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Well as regards rubbers, in Scotland at least we have to write in pen so rubbers are a bit pointless anyway. I think they see tipp-ex as cheating as it could be to cover up evidence of cheating somehow, or would perhaps indicate pure guesswork rather than real knowledge used to reach answers.
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(Original post by magicalsausage)
Well as regards rubbers, in Scotland at least we have to write in pen so rubbers are a bit pointless anyway. I think they see tipp-ex as cheating as it could be to cover up evidence of cheating somehow, or would perhaps indicate pure guesswork rather than real knowledge used to reach answers.

We have to use pens in exams in England too. You are not allowed to use a pencil.
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(Original post by American Psycho)
The trusty biro is advisable. Black, always.
anouther american! always good on a UK forum!
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I always use a blue bic biro. I take about 5 into the exam with me, bcz i get paranoid they will run out, but they never have yet... i also try to then use the same biro for all my exams to see how long it will last. i had a gcse biro and and a level biro.

wow. what a tragic insight into my life.
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(Original post by curryADD)
anouther american! always good on a UK forum!
it would be helpful to read his posts first, rather than his name, for you would find that he is in england.
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Parker pen. Smoother than a fountain pen and writes neater. There's also more ink in one cartridge and I love it. Though sometimes I might use a biro as you can write faster with it.
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(Original post by magicalsausage)
Ah but the question is Do you take in spare cartridges, and if so how many?
Yeah, I take in about 1/2 spares.
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Yeah, I take in about 1/2 spares.
i only take one spare. the chances of me using more than one are infinitessimal.
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(Original post by elpaw)
i only take one spare. the chances of me using more than one are infinitessimal.
Tempting fate isn't a good thing, elpaw...
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Tempting fate isn't a good thing, elpaw...
I take in 3/4 pens of different thicknesses for essay based exams, and swap every time my hand starts to hurt as the different grip you apply to each thickness of pen means your hand doesnt tense as much because i get really bad pain when writing, i dont know whether its scientific or psychological but it works!
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I use Bic biros (invariably blue).

I seem to hold pens in a strange way though (irrespective of type), I always tend to develop a build up of hard skin on my index finger during the exam period.
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I see the humble biro is very popular, but I wonder which make is the most popular...maybe I should start another poll about biros only...
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I see the humble biro is very popular, but I wonder which make is the most popular...maybe I should start another poll about biros only...

Maybe you're right- I think the world has a right to know.
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Maybe you're right- I think the world has a right to know.
LOL, how interesting the biro is. :rolleyes:

It's obvious that most people use bics or a cheap pen with no make.
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I use Bic biros (invariably blue).

I seem to hold pens in a strange way though (irrespective of type), I always tend to develop a build up of hard skin on my index finger during the exam period.
I do too.
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