What #2 Pencil Should I use?

What is your favorite #2 pencil?

Ticonderoga (original)
111
32%
Black Ticonderoga
131
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: 347

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:21 am

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ManoftheHour wrote:Image

Damn. What do I do with these now? These are so TTT...and I have like 20 of them.


I have 22 Ticonderogas and Tri-conderogas that I had to just hide in the bottom of my desk. I can barely even touch the Golden Bears after being gently and lovingly hand sexed repeatedly by the chill, caring Palomino HBs and the 602s.
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Thanks to this thread, I now officially have more pencils at one time than I have ever had in my life, and I have never felt so alive.

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"Hand sexed"- hahaha, truth.

I also have a stockpile of Ticonderogas I can never touch again, and a bunch of Mirados I will neglect once my Palomino arsenal arrives. And I really don't use pencils in everyday life! Once I'm done with the LSAT, this collection of pencils will constitute a lifetime supply.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby CR2012 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:23 am

I missed the bubbling discussion. No matter.

My bubbling method was as such: Start on question 6. After each 2 page break (usually 5-8 questions), bubble my answers in. If I was having a slow section and the 5 minute warning came, I would immediately go back to question 1 and finish 1-5. After that, I would go back and finish any remaining questions.

My thought process was that I wanted more time for the last 5 than the first 5. This method also forces you to finish the first 5 questions in under 5 minutes.

I would not recommend this strategy unless you practice it thoroughly. It worked great for me though, as I found that I would often not have enough time for the last 2-3 questions.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby bp shinners » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:06 pm

Lot of strong opinions. But it's not the first time that graphite has led to war. Check out Colin's analysis here:
http://blueprintprep.com/lsatblog/lsat- ... -the-lsat/

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby dubster101 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:26 pm

I bought the TRIconderogas but hated them (mostly because they wouldn't sharpen properly due to the triangular shape). Bought a pack of black ticonderogas and am loving them. Will use them on test date with the helix eraser caps.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby NoodleyOne » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:28 pm

bp shinners wrote:Lot of strong opinions. But it's not the first time that graphite has led to war. Check out Colin's analysis here:
http://blueprintprep.com/lsatblog/lsat- ... -the-lsat/

Damn... serious business indeed.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:33 pm

dubster101 wrote:I bought the TRIconderogas but hated them (mostly because they wouldn't sharpen properly due to the triangular shape). Bought a pack of black ticonderogas and am loving them. Will use them on test date with the helix eraser caps.


My triconderogas are sharpening better the more I wear them down. It doesn't look as clean as other pencil points, but I haven't had them break or anything. They may dull quicker than others though

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:34 pm

got my Kum Long Point in the mail today. definitely makes a long point

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:08 pm

A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:got my Kum Long Point in the mail today. definitely makes a long point

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Also got my Kum today, and my 602s. The Kum is a mighty fine sharpener, and, of course, the 602s are as fantastic as ever. I'm in pencil nirvana.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:39 pm

Anyone else see this in Dre's profile?:

"Dr. Dre is currently in the lab working on detox. He will not be poasting at this juncture. He wishes all the best to prospective applicants choosing a law school with the hope that they make the sound decision. One, is by not going to TTTT you see irvine.

I am proud of the pencil thread and even more delighted to see people benefit from it. deputydog and ManoftheHour will be facilitating the discussion in that thread.

Do NOT forget about Dre."

ALL HAIL DR. DRE. Your legacy has enlightened many of us LSAT takers.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:52 pm

DrDre wrote:Do NOT forget about Dre."


Nice touch haha

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby objection_your_honor » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:35 am

So Palomino Blackwing 602s are a good choice? Those are okay for scantron?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:48 pm

objection_your_honor wrote:So Palomino Blackwing 602s are a good choice? Those are okay for scantron?


Scantron calls for an HB or #2 pencil because that's dark enough to fill in the bubble. You could technically use a B or #1 because it's darker. 602s don't have a graded lead because they use a unique formula to make them write silkier than other pencils. I tested the 602s against my Ticonderogas and Tri-conderogas (graded HB/#2) and the 602s are a little darker, so I'm going to use them on the test along with some Palomino HBs. There's a pic of that test that I posted in this thread. If you're worried about the graded lead, I recommend the eraser tipped Palomino HB. They're nearly as good as the 602s in lead quality and finish, have a accepted HB lead grade, and they're the only premium HBs I know of that have an eraser instead of the lacquer dipped end.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby VegasLaw702 » Wed May 01, 2013 2:07 am

Case of Ticonderoga Black on the way. 180 will follow

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby doublehoohopeful » Wed May 01, 2013 2:42 am

After purchasing some 602s and the Kum sharpener, David Rees accurately sums up my view on mechanical pencils:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KabOfnbS4TQ&t=9m52s

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Wed May 01, 2013 3:14 am

doublehoohopeful wrote:After purchasing some 602s and the Kum sharpener, David Rees accurately sums up my view on mechanical pencils:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KabOfnbS4TQ&t=9m52s


I'm so glad we've got another convert.

My box of Palomino HBs has arrived and is waiting at the front desk of my apartment building, but I keep missing the office when it's open. Want those pencils! (I never fail to be shocked at my own dweebitude.)

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Thu May 02, 2013 1:20 am

VegasLaw702 wrote:Case of Ticonderoga Black on the way. 180 will follow


Just PTed a 170, despite missing almost all the questions in the last passage of RC. This was my first PT since my switch to the Ticon blacks and the completion of the Manhattan series. I cannot recommend these two enough.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby VegasLaw702 » Thu May 02, 2013 1:26 am

Whats the max # of pre-sharpened pencils we can bring on test day?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Thu May 02, 2013 1:31 am

VegasLaw702 wrote:Whats the max # of pre-sharpened pencils we can bring on test day?


It says bring 3 or 4. Doesn't give a max, but they have to fit in the bag. http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/day-of-test.asp

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby rebexness » Thu May 02, 2013 1:35 am

Need at least 1 per game, 1 per other section, 1 for writing sample, one for bio stuff on scantron.

Assuming LG as experimental, you will want 13. I never sharpen during the test.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Thu May 02, 2013 1:37 am

VegasLaw702 wrote:Whats the max # of pre-sharpened pencils we can bring on test day?


I brought 10 on my last exam. The proctors had no problem with it.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby VegasLaw702 » Thu May 02, 2013 1:41 am

So with only one break after section 3, we should probably want to have about 6 or 7 out on the desk for the first 3 sections?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Thu May 02, 2013 1:46 am

VegasLaw702 wrote:So with only one break after section 3, we should probably want to have about 6 or 7 out on the desk for the first 3 sections?


make sure to leave room on your desk for tissues

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby VegasLaw702 » Thu May 02, 2013 1:48 am

A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:
VegasLaw702 wrote:So with only one break after section 3, we should probably want to have about 6 or 7 out on the desk for the first 3 sections?


make sure to leave room on your desk for tissues


+1 - Can't forget about those

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Thu May 02, 2013 1:50 am

VegasLaw702 wrote:
A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:
VegasLaw702 wrote:So with only one break after section 3, we should probably want to have about 6 or 7 out on the desk for the first 3 sections?


make sure to leave room on your desk for tissues


+1 - Can't forget about those


i'll be in i don't give a fuck mode, so i'd probably just wipe my nose on my shirt

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby VegasLaw702 » Thu May 02, 2013 1:53 am

A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:
VegasLaw702 wrote:
A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:
VegasLaw702 wrote:So with only one break after section 3, we should probably want to have about 6 or 7 out on the desk for the first 3 sections?


make sure to leave room on your desk for tissues


+1 - Can't forget about those


i'll be in i don't give a fuck mode, so i'd probably just wipe my nose on my shirt


I didn't see anything about snot rockets either




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