I think I'm going to try to smuggle a mechanical pencil into the test and bring a couple wood pencils as back up if they make me trash my beloved mechanical pencil.
Definitely. I bought the analog watch from Walmart (kind of freaked out if it will keep accurate time...I've never heard of "Relic" brand watches before), but the pencil thing isn't working for me.
I want to buy those mechanical pencils that look like wooden pencils.http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/1 ... ow-Barrel/
I think these don't even "click," but twist on the bottom to dispense lead, so it wouldn't bother ms. nancy pancy who has the super sensitive ears.
Really... you guys are all going to go into the test knowingly violating one of the testing rules? Everyone wants to use mechanical pencils... But they are banned. Don't you think you are giving yourselves an unfair advantage? While everyone else may worry about breaking lead and having to resharpen or anything else that can go wrong with those shitty wooden pencils... You all will be working away with the mechanical pencils that are not allowed. Of course the rule is silly, but it's still a rule. Also, I believe the reason they were banned was not due to noise, but do to a rather elaborate cheating method that was employed several years ago. So as a bit of advice, stick with wooden pencils, don't be that tester, and I recommend Ticonderoga pencils and a very good sharpener like something from Staedtler.