What #2 Pencil Should I use?

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What is your favorite #2 pencil?

Ticonderoga (original)
122
33%
Black Ticonderoga
139
37%
Tri-conderoga
24
6%
Blackwing 602
16
4%
Black Mirado Warrior
37
10%
Palomino's Golden Bear
2
1%
General's Semi-Hex
5
1%
Palomino HB
13
4%
Other (post ITT what it is)
13
4%
 
Total votes: 371

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby JenDarby » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:51 pm

justonemoregame wrote:hard lead, soft eraser - that's exactly what you're looking for. also, have you considered just marking one good solid dash for the answer instead of bubbling? I think that would work, and might save you time enough to review a couple answers for that always shitty RC section.

It's definitely better for the LSAT to have a nice hard base and soft tip.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Arthur the Aardvark » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:19 pm

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby phillywc » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:27 pm

Staples has the worst pencils of the office supply stores.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:01 am

phillywc wrote:Staples has the worst pencils of the office supply stores.


Are you talking about the "Staples brand" pencils?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:04 am

JenDarby wrote:
justonemoregame wrote:hard lead, soft eraser - that's exactly what you're looking for. also, have you considered just marking one good solid dash for the answer instead of bubbling? I think that would work, and might save you time enough to review a couple answers for that always shitty RC section.

It's definitely better for the LSAT to have a nice hard base and soft tip.


:lol:

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:12 am

JenDarby wrote: soft tip.



this is somewhat true, since you can erase easier and swifter

But, when it comes to logic games, you can diagram smaller & neater with a hard point than with a soft point.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Trajectory » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:52 am

Thanks to this thread I went and bought Ticonderoga pencils. First time using different pencils other than the standard yellow #2. Pretty solid difference in every aspect for me! Good buy for sure. Hoping for a 10 point increase in my score with weapon

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby toothbrush » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:53 am

i said this p2 but what the fuck... why is this even a thread.. the obv trolls are good but i think, sadly, there is some legit discussion here...

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby presh » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:55 am

Dr. Dre wrote:
JenDarby wrote: soft tip.



this is somewhat true, since you can erase easier and swifter

But, when it comes to logic games, you can diagram smaller & neater with a hard point than with a soft point.


TCR is obviously to DP.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Emma. » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:43 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:
JenDarby wrote: soft tip.



this is somewhat true, since you can erase easier and swifter

But, when it comes to logic games, you can diagram smaller & neater with a hard point than with a soft point.


You clearly need different pencils sharpened specifically for bubbling, LG, and the writing sample.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby phillywc » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:56 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:
phillywc wrote:Staples has the worst pencils of the office supply stores.


Are you talking about the "Staples brand" pencils?

Yes, apologies for lack of clarity.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ZGr88n » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:37 pm

This thread motivated me into buying a new set of pencils, real talk.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:43 pm

Purchased the mirado black warriors, they are pretty nice. Ticonderoga 4 lyf tho. Dr. Dre, have you reached a conclusion about the efficacy of the attached eraser?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby shifty_eyed » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:52 pm

I haven't read this thread, but just saw the title and wanted to say I used these on my last LSAT
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The thick lead made bubbling faster. I liked the attached eraser as well.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:01 am

deputydog wrote: Dr. Dre, have you reached a conclusion about the efficacy of the attached eraser?



Conclusion: attached eraser for the ticonderoga is one of the best made

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:57 am

I just obtained the legendary Dixon's Oriole pencil, and this is my review (after the 3 pics)


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Strengths: Dixon's Oriole (hereinafter [O]) is much sturdier on the hands than the Ticonderoga. When I write, the [O] is very direct: it writes whatever you want with arrant precision. This pencil is perfect for diagramming conditionals and for utilizing in logic games.

Some flaws: The [O] is slower to write with than the Ticonderoga. Moreover, it is slower to bubble the answers. The attached eraser is not as good as the Ticonderoga's (although it is still pretty good).

Ties: both pencils take the same amount of time to sharpen. Once sharpened, both pencils boast an exquisite point, that, when applied to paper, composes formidable marks to combat the LSAT.

Conclusion: the [O] is perfect for LG and for some parts of LR. I would, however, not use it for RC.



I also obtained the HI-Polymer eraser:



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This eraser is one of the best I've used in my entire life. This eraser, equipped with either a Ticonderoga or an Oriole (or both), will aid whatever combatant for GAME DAY.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Balthy » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:24 am

Dr. Dre wrote:I just obtained the legendary Dixon's Oriole pencil, and this is my review (after the 3 pics)





Great review!

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:11 pm

ZGr88n wrote:This thread motivated me into buying a new set of pencils, real talk.


what kind did you get?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ZGr88n » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:22 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:
ZGr88n wrote:This thread motivated me into buying a new set of pencils, real talk.


what kind did you get?


12 Satin Black Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils. What do you think, good or bad decision?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby BerkeleyBear » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:31 pm

:lol: This thread is getting better and better. Hey Dre, where did you get that eraser from? I'm gonna go pick one up.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ZGr88n » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:51 pm

BerkeleyBear wrote::lol: This thread is getting better and better.


This is probably the most important thread ever posted on any TLS forum.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Superbeast » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:50 pm

BerkeleyBear wrote::lol: This thread is getting better and better. Hey Dre, where did you get that eraser from? I'm gonna go pick one up.

http://www.amazon.com/Pentel-Hi-Polymer ... Hi-Polymer

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby BerkeleyBear » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:53 pm

Superbeast wrote:
BerkeleyBear wrote::lol: This thread is getting better and better. Hey Dre, where did you get that eraser from? I'm gonna go pick one up.

http://www.amazon.com/Pentel-Hi-Polymer ... Hi-Polymer

I'm such an Amazon n00b. Free shipping FTW. Thanks Superbeast.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:21 pm

ZGr88n wrote:12 Satin Black Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils. What do you think, good or bad decision?



Great purchase. WHen you get the chance, write a review and post it here!

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:42 pm

I went HAM at the store tonight. I bought the eraser caps after Dr. Dre's compelling and poignant review. I decided to purchase the black warriors and the tri-writes. I know that the tri-write is a controversial purchase, but I thought that I would give it a try. The warriors circular grip could pose problems. I will report back in a few days with more in-depth comparisons between the tri-writes, black warriors, and the traditional dixon ticonderoga.

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