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Epic Pens for 2014 Exams
« on: September 23, 2014, 09:46:43 pm »
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Considering this thread has been long overdue as evidenced by continual discussion in Class of 2014! :D, and from multiple users: anna.xo, AngelWings, LiquidPaperz and many others - as well as answering this question a million times :)
I thought I'd step up and create the thread for continual discussion!

Get ready to contribute your favourite pens that you use for exams and the like.

I'll go first:

These jet streams are the most comfortable and smoothest pens ever :) Highly endorsed if you're writing all the time - for say Lit and English
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Re: Epic Pens for 2014 Exams
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 10:02:13 pm »
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Yep these jetstream pens are super smooth and you can get them at most newsagents. I haven't seen the ones that DJA posted, since the ones in the newsagents look like this, although I'm assuming they are the same smoothness?

The only drawback is they are pretty expensive and in my experience run out pretty quickly

Edit: Just out of interest do people here use regular or mechanical pencils when doing Maths exams?
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Re: Epic Pens for 2014 Exams
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2014, 10:03:22 pm »
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Maths methods:

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Re: Epic Pens for 2014 Exams
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2014, 10:24:44 pm »
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World's best pen, deserves the largest image.
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Re: Epic Pens for 2014 Exams
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2014, 10:27:44 pm »
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Re: Epic Pens for 2014 Exams
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2014, 10:51:11 pm »
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Yep these jetstream pens are super smooth and you can get them at most newsagents. I haven't seen the ones that DJA posted, since the ones in the newsagents look like this, although I'm assuming they are the same smoothness?
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The only drawback is they are pretty expensive and in my experience run out pretty quickly

Edit: Just out of interest do people here use regular or mechanical pencils when doing Maths exams?
excellent taste bro, I got the same pens :D

i use uniball kuru togas for maths

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Re: Epic Pens for 2014 Exams
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2014, 10:54:12 pm »
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Thanks DJALogical.

I recall someone (won't state names in case I get it wrong) stating that Open Day pens from universities are very good. I personally loved one that I got as a freebie at a school expo a couple of years back. University of Melbourne's free pens are generally good, but for short time frames. e.g. signing a form, writing a paragraph.
 
Bic and Papermate a relatively cheap, getting one of their more expensive (and justly so) 4 colour pens does a decent job, but hurt after a long time. (Bic clssic fine, Papermate Kilometrico and Inkjoy recommended by Reus, mikehepro and walkec respectively)

psyxwar has also recommended Uniball jetstream
auds recommends Pilot pens

... and I can't recall who else has said stuff, so I apologise now for all the people I have left out. (Please don't hate me.)
This is just a summary of the stuff I've seen in the Class of 2014 thread.
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Re: Epic Pens for 2014 Exams
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2014, 10:55:53 pm »
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I personally don't recommend 4 color pens. They're generally cheaply made and not particularly good pens; you're sacrificing writing quality for convenience. tbh i think rather than buying tonnes of cheaps pens, it's better to buy some more expensive ones.

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Re: Epic Pens for 2014 Exams
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2014, 10:58:01 pm »
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Apparently I can't attach a photo because it failed security checks? O.O

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Re: Epic Pens for 2014 Exams
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2014, 11:21:47 pm »
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I really dislike these pens.. they make my terrible handwriting appear even worse lololol

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Re: Epic Pens for 2014 Exams
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2014, 11:22:53 pm »
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Very smooth, but seems to have a low yield. So buy more than a few if you decide to get these. Also recommend 1.0 instead of 0.7.




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Re: Epic Pens for 2014 Exams
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2014, 11:28:28 pm »
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1. Uniball Jetstream 101
2. Pilot G-2
3. Pilot Super Grip

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Re: Epic Pens for 2014 Exams
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2014, 11:55:16 pm »
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do 1mm and 0.7mm pens have a big difference, is there a preference of one over the other?

I know with mechanical pencils i prefer 0.5mm (http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/pentel-120-a3-mechanical-pencil-0-5mm-with-leads-pexa315hb)

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Re: Epic Pens for 2014 Exams
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2014, 07:28:53 am »
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World's best pen, deserves the largest image.
Bic Classic Fine.

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I found one of these in my desk in Lit in red. Best red pen I own - I'm going to buy some of these for exams because all my kilometricos are starting to run out.

Also Bic Smooth Rollers are pretty good too - nice and inky, so use at your peril if you're a lefty

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Re: Epic Pens for 2014 Exams
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2014, 11:15:44 am »
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I'm not a lefty but somehow I still end up with the whole side of my palm covered in ink after writing an exam/essay/anything with more than a paragraph  :-\

This ^^ makes my writing completely illegible since everything ends up smudged and there's little inky prints left everywhere hahaha !

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