What #2 Pencil Should I use?

What is your favorite #2 pencil?

Ticonderoga (original)
109
32%
Black Ticonderoga
130
38%
Tri-conderoga
22
6%
Blackwing 602
15
4%
Black Mirado Warrior
35
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: 344

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby haus » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:24 pm

rebexness wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:
I suppose so. But yeah, I don't think I'd be comfortable enough with that. I need one with a compartment. I know this is a pencil thread, but anyone have any ideas for a good sharpener with a compartment for shavings?


I bring mine presharpened. My sharpener is kind of TTT, I got it at Target.

I like the Dux Alvin inkwell sharpener.

http://www.pencilrevolution.com/2006/02 ... sharpener/

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby mlansky » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:31 pm

chup wrote:
deputydog wrote:
chup wrote:OH MY GOD ARE YOU SERIOUS HOW IS THIS NOT AN ELABORATE PARODY


Why would we parody something as srs as pencils bro?

ETA - aren't you a pen enthusiast? I thought you, of all people, would understand.

It should be a sign of how far down the rabbit hole you dweebs have travelled that the fountain pen enthusiast is looking down on you.


this a lsat forum bro, aint no fountain pens on the lsat

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:21 pm

For those just tuning in. Please look at the ORignal Post on Page 1 and see the testimonials of prospective LSAT takers who were helped by this thread.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:30 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:For those just tuning in. Please look at the ORignal Post on Page 1 and see the testimonials of prospective LSAT takers who were helped by this thread.


Doing the lord's work

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:00 pm

Here are pictures of the pencils in the poll:

Ticonderoga (original)

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Black Ticonderoga

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Tri-conderoga


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Blackwing 602



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Dixon's Oriole



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Black Mirado Warrior

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Palomino's Golden Bear


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Other (post ITT what it is)


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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:01 am

does anyone know about the Staedtler Rally Graphite #2 Pencil ? Allegedly it's the best TEST pencil


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http://www.amazon.com/Staedtler-Graphit ... B004TUGZQK

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby haus » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:43 am

Dr. Dre wrote:does anyone know about the Staedtler Rally Graphite #2 Pencil ? Allegedly it's the best TEST pencil


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http://www.amazon.com/Staedtler-Graphit ... B004TUGZQK

Yes, I have tried these, but I was not impressed. The lead was not as smooth as either the Uni-ball Hi-Uni or the Tombow Mono. Of course neither of the pencils I mentioned I erasers but the erase on the Staedtler Rally Graphite was at best OK, but not as good as top quality bar erasers, such as Pilot Foam Or Uni-Ball Boxy erasers.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby NoodleyOne » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:04 pm

It's all about the black ticonderogas.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:33 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:It's all about the black ticonderogas.


NoodleyOne, infected with the jungle fever since 1988.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:16 pm

deputydog wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:It's all about the black ticonderogas.


NoodleyOne, infected with the jungle fever since 1988.


mlansky wrote:Once I went Ticon black, I didn't go back.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:20 pm

I had a dream that in my backpack I had a Staedtler Rally Graphite #2 Pencil. I reached to get it and once I was about to write with it, I woke up. .. :cry:

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:13 pm

This thread revealed the world of the Black Ticons and the Mirado Warriors to me. Both of which are superior to the TTT pencils that I used on my previous two LSATs.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:14 pm

If you cannot get the perfect edge on your pencil, I highly recommend giving this a read:

http://www.amazon.com/How-Sharpen-Penci ... en+pencils

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Review:

Sharp and to the point April 19, 2012
By J. Ryan Pedersen
Format:Hardcover
My pencils were always so embarrassingly dull that I had to start using pens. I failed my first year of University because I couldn't properly colour in the bubble on standardized tests. David Rees' amazing new book has literally turned my life around. Now if someone would tell me how to recondition the dried out erasers...
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:15 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:I had a dream that in my backpack I had a Staedtler Rally Graphite #2 Pencil. I reached to get it and once I was about to write with it, I woke up. .. :cry:


Are those better than the Black Ticons?!

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:32 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:I had a dream that in my backpack I had a Staedtler Rally Graphite #2 Pencil. I reached to get it and once I was about to write with it, I woke up. .. :cry:


Are those better than the Black Ticons?!


I haven't tried them

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:31 pm

I abandoned black Ticonderogas for Black Mirados. Sharpening black Ticonderogas is a relative nightmare.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby NoodleyOne » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:36 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:I abandoned black Ticonderogas for Black Mirados. Sharpening black Ticonderogas is a relative nightmare.

Sharpening during the test is 120. Have five to seven pencils pre-sharpened. One for the statement that you have to write out, one for each section, and one for the writing sample.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:51 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:I abandoned black Ticonderogas for Black Mirados. Sharpening black Ticonderogas is a relative nightmare.

Sharpening during the test is 120. Have five to seven pencils pre-sharpened. One for the statement that you have to write out, one for each section, and one for the writing sample.


. I really like the Ticonderogas for the Logic Games. I think I will need one for each game. I'm sure that I will burn through at least 10 Black Warriors in both LR sections, and at least 4 Triconderogas for the RC section. I don't know what the experimental section will be, so I'll have to bring at least four more of each type for that.

As to the writing section, I'm considering buying the Dixon Orioles for that. I am sure that I will go through a few of those for the sample.

So my tally is:

14 Black Warriors
8 Ticonderogas
8 Triconderogas
4 Orioles

All of these would be presharpened of course. What does TLS think?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:07 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:I abandoned black Ticonderogas for Black Mirados. Sharpening black Ticonderogas is a relative nightmare.

Sharpening during the test is 120. Have five to seven pencils pre-sharpened. One for the statement that you have to write out, one for each section, and one for the writing sample.


Uh, yeah; I do most of my sharpening during prepping. I use the same pencils as test day.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:08 pm

deputydog wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:I abandoned black Ticonderogas for Black Mirados. Sharpening black Ticonderogas is a relative nightmare.

Sharpening during the test is 120. Have five to seven pencils pre-sharpened. One for the statement that you have to write out, one for each section, and one for the writing sample.


. I really like the Ticonderogas for the Logic Games. I think I will need one for each game. I'm sure that I will burn through at least 10 Black Warriors in both LR sections, and at least 4 Triconderogas for the RC section. I don't know what the experimental section will be, so I'll have to bring at least four more of each type for that.

As to the writing section, I'm considering buying the Dixon Orioles for that. I am sure that I will go through a few of those for the sample.

So my tally is:

14 Black Warriors
8 Ticonderogas
8 Triconderogas
4 Orioles

All of these would be presharpened of course. What does TLS think?


I think you can cut each by half. That's way too many pencils. I guess it's better to be safe than sorry. I personally would only bring around 7-10 pencils.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:10 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:Sharpening during the test is 120. Have five to seven pencils pre-sharpened. One for the statement that you have to write out, one for each section, and one for the writing sample.

THIS.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:37 pm

I wonder why LSAT prep companies don't recommend pencil type. IT could be very useful to LSAT takers.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:00 am

Dr. Dre wrote:I wonder why LSAT prep companies don't recommend pencil type. IT could be very useful to LSAT takers.


THEY DO. OMG. LOOK:

http://blueprintprep.com/lsatblog/lsat- ... uary-lsat/

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CVS?! That's so TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTtttteeeeeteeeeteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:02 am

that just made me lose a lot of respect for Blueprint...


we ought to complain to bp shinners

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:04 am

Dr. Dre wrote:that just made me lose a lot of respect for Blueprint...


we ought to complain to bp shinners


Their logic games book is great though. Definitely filled in some gaps that I didn't learn from Powerscore. I'm going to write a pretty good review after I finish it. But yeah, they should really give better pencil recommendations.




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