best wood pencil for the LSAT?

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Re: Balls, Balls, Balls

Postby mrwarre85 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:53 pm

wildcat25 wrote:This game had 6 questions, right? (no copyright infringement intended LSAC)



That is my best guess, but I heard five. I think cars seven and I know the first game had five.

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby 99.9luft » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:53 pm

soj wrote:Image


haha, TITCR. except i got the black ones 8)

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby Audio Technica Guy » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:54 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Dixon-Ticonderoga-Company-Products-Environmentally/dp/B004E3G75G/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&s=office-products&qid=1307566325&sr=1-15

I like those, not because they're environmental so much as I like a natural finish better if/when my hands sweat. The wood absorbs the sweat somewhat and the pencil doesn't get as slippery.

Also, I think a key tip is to have some pencils that are sharp and some that are dull. It's easier to bubble with a dull pencil and it's actually less likely to break, but games are easier to write small on if needed with a sharp pencil.

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Re: Balls, Balls, Balls

Postby mrwarre85 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:55 pm

wildcat25 wrote:
wildcat25 wrote:
*Ari* wrote:
wildcat25 wrote:This game had 6 questions, right? (no copyright infringement intended LSAC)

Definitively 5.

Do you remember how many questions cars had?


Or how many questions the entire section had?


Entire section had 23

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby *Ari* » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:56 pm

I don't think in any PT that I did I saw a game as comparatively easy as the first.

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby wildcat25 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:58 pm

Thanks mrwarre85!

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby gggrra » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:02 pm

soj wrote:Image



Yes. This is what I used.
The experts say that these pencils makes the darkest bubbles, so if you want the grading to be accurate, this pencil is the only one for you.

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby joebloe » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:06 pm

I think for me remembering to bring pencil cushions would have made the biggest difference. Everything else is just kind of splitting hairs.

Though I think for the writing sample a harder graphite might have been better to keep from losing sharpness so quickly.

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby citykitty » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:10 pm

Ticonderogas ftw. The erasers on them are really nice. No smudges.

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby zozin » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:13 pm

soj wrote:Image

Rocked 2 dozen of these babies on the test. They worked great. The only problem I had was the cheap recycled test paper was wafer thin, so whenever I used a sharpened one, it almost tore through.

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby *Ari* » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:14 pm

gggrra wrote:
soj wrote:Image



Yes. This is what I used.
The experts say that these pencils makes the darkest bubbles, so if you want the grading to be accurate, this pencil is the only one for you.

I lol'ed...unfortunately.

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby Audio Technica Guy » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:15 pm

zozin wrote:
soj wrote:Image

Rocked 2 dozen of these babies on the test. They worked great. The only problem I had was the cheap recycled test paper was wafer thin, so whenever I used a sharpened one, it almost tore through.


yeah, medium dulled is the way you want to go.

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby joebloe » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:16 pm

Audio Technica Guy wrote:
zozin wrote:
soj wrote:http://i.imgur.com/bQqzZ.png

Rocked 2 dozen of these babies on the test. They worked great. The only problem I had was the cheap recycled test paper was wafer thin, so whenever I used a sharpened one, it almost tore through.


yeah, medium dulled is the way you want to go.


So what, do you sharpen your pencils and then do a PT with them before test day to get them to the right sharpness?

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby zozin » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:18 pm

joebloe wrote:
So what, do you sharpen your pencils and then do a PT with them before test day to get them to the right sharpness?

Just write "I was BORN and BRED for SUCCESS and ACHIEVEMENT." with each one a few times to develop optimum dullness/sharpness ratio.

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby soj » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:19 pm

Writing the honesty vow and bubbling demographic info dulls a sharp Ticonderoga just the right amount. I used the same pencil all the way through five sections (though I might have used a new one if I ran into an LG section after the break), and then used a new one for the writing sample.

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby Audio Technica Guy » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:20 pm

zozin wrote:
joebloe wrote:
So what, do you sharpen your pencils and then do a PT with them before test day to get them to the right sharpness?

Just write "I was BORN and BRED for SUCCESS and ACHIEVEMENT." with each one a few times to develop optimum dullness/sharpness ratio.


credited. my bubbling pencils, I write that 20 times each, games pencils just like 5 times to take a bit of the edge off.

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby tmon » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:26 pm

No no no no. Mirado Black Warriors FTW:

Image

The hearts up top lull everyone into a false sense of security, but the black, smooth finish says "I'm here for business."

EDIT: and the doily beneath it....no idea.

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby soj » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:28 pm

tmon wrote:No no no no. Mirado Black Warriors FTW:

Also credited. I used one of these in high school and was pissed when I lost it.

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby Bashy » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:43 pm

tmon wrote:No no no no. Mirado Black Warriors FTW:

Image

The hearts up top lull everyone into a false sense of security, but the black, smooth finish says "I'm here for business."

EDIT: and the doily beneath it....no idea.


This is clearly the correct answer.

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby ttf1867 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:45 pm

Dammit I was so excited to get in here and talk about pencils. So was this guy: http://pencilgrinder.wordpress.com/2008/03/01/the-dixon-ticonderoga-2hb-part-1/

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby FantasticMrFox » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:56 pm

soj wrote:Image

that reminds me of elementary school... :shock:

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby Rheastoria » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:24 am

ttf1867 wrote:Dammit I was so excited to get in here and talk about pencils. So was this guy: http://pencilgrinder.wordpress.com/2008/03/01/the-dixon-ticonderoga-2hb-part-1/


That was hilarious! I don't think I know of anyone who checks how centered the lead is in a pencil.

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby westinghouse60 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:07 pm

tmon wrote:No no no no. Mirado Black Warriors FTW:

Image

The hearts up top lull everyone into a false sense of security, but the black, smooth finish says "I'm here for business."

EDIT: and the doily beneath it....no idea.


This could have been taken at my house. I'm 99% sure we have the same doily lying over a table with the same color/finish. However, Ticonderogas FTW.

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby Deuce » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:19 pm

Bashy wrote:
tmon wrote:No no no no. Mirado Black Warriors FTW:

Image

The hearts up top lull everyone into a false sense of security, but the black, smooth finish says "I'm here for business."

EDIT: and the doily beneath it....no idea.


This is clearly the correct answer.


Went out and got a pack of these the day before the exam, so awesomely pre-sharpened n such.

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Re: best wood pencil for the LSAT?

Postby cnyltiak » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:44 pm

This eraser, pure awesome:

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Also, highlighting seriously effed up my test booklet because the paper was so thin.




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