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 rebexness » Thu May 02, 2013 2:25 am

I took my pencils out of the bag and put the on the floor under my desk- never had a proctor say anything, but ours were teensy desks.

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Dr. Dre
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu May 02, 2013 2:48 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:
Just PTed a 170



is that your first 170?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Twehttam » Thu May 02, 2013 3:02 pm

Good grief...this thread made me purchase a box of black Ticonderoga #2s.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Thu May 02, 2013 4:28 pm

Twehttam wrote:Good grief...this thread made me purchase a box of black Ticonderoga #2s.


After visiting this topic, even for non LSAT work I hate using a yellow-colored pencil.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Thu May 02, 2013 5:17 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:
Just PTed a 170



is that your first 170?


No, but it was the first one in a timed classroom setting with a "proctor." The rest I did were just timed at home. I'm not sure if it make a difference, but I did feel more nervous in a setting with others.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri May 03, 2013 6:42 pm

how'd you get a in class with a proctor?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Fri May 03, 2013 10:48 pm

What grade lead is the Black coloured Palomino Blackwing (not the 602)? And is it acceptable for a scantron?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Sat May 04, 2013 1:38 pm

CardozoLaw09 wrote:What grade lead is the Black coloured Palomino Blackwing (not the 602)? And is it acceptable for a scantron?


Blackwings aren't graded. The black blackwings are around 3B. I haven't tried them though. The 602s are around HB (which is what scantron calls for) when I write normally, and they get darker if I increase pressure. If HB is dark enough to fill in a bubble, then darker leads than than HB should be dark enough to fill in a bubble.

Here's a comparison from someone else:

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Sun May 05, 2013 5:21 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:how'd you get a in class with a proctor?


I took a prep course last fall. If we didn't get the score we liked, we can take it again for free. I'm not taking it again because it didn't really help. The thing is, if you're PTing in the mid to upper 160s, you pretty much have the basics down. You just need to fine tune them. A class that teaches you about contrapositives and how to diagram isn't really going to help you score much higher. However, I'm still sitting in on the weekly Saturday mock exams.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Sun May 05, 2013 11:53 pm

LOL. I was looking at yelp reviews when one reviewed contained the word "gringo," which I did not know what it meant. Then I saw this.

I think it's a sign.




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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Mon May 06, 2013 12:01 am

LOL at you for searching the word GRINGO

and it is a sign: you'll be getting 170+ this JUNE :D :D :D
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Mon May 06, 2013 12:05 am

Dr. Dre wrote:LOL at you for searching the word GRINGO

and it is a sign: you'll be getting 170+ this JUNE :D :D :D


Yeah. I was looking at a review for a Mexican restaurant. One reviewer called it a "gringo" place. Had no idea what that meant.

I think it's time to buy the Blackwings. I've been intrigued with them for a while but THIS IS A SIGN. There's no clearer sign than "BUY NOW." Sorry Ticon Blacks.
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Mon May 06, 2013 12:07 am

I'm also going to buy the 602's. I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I'm actually buying the 180 watch :oops:

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Tue May 07, 2013 4:40 pm

I just lost a whole lot of respect for Manhattan LSAT. In the front cover of their LR book, a supposed student of theirs is holding a PEN. Yes, that is right, a freakin pen while studying for the LSAT.



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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby CR2012 » Wed May 08, 2013 2:27 am

Dr. Dre wrote:I just lost a whole lot of respect for Manhattan LSAT. In the front cover of their LR book, a supposed student of theirs is holding a PEN. Yes, that is right, a freakin pen while studying for the LSAT.



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Egregious

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Wed May 08, 2013 12:10 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:I just lost a whole lot of respect for Manhattan LSAT. In the front cover of their LR book, a supposed student of theirs is holding a PEN. Yes, that is right, a freakin pen while studying for the LSAT.



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3rd edition LG and RC have different pictures with pencils. Which one is this?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed May 08, 2013 1:58 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:I just lost a whole lot of respect for Manhattan LSAT. In the front cover of their LR book, a supposed student of theirs is holding a PEN. Yes, that is right, a freakin pen while studying for the LSAT.



Image


3rd edition LG and RC have different pictures with pencils. Which one is this?



click the link

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Wed May 08, 2013 3:09 pm

Random pencil update!

I am loving the Palomino HBs. Maybe even more than the Palomino Blackwing 602s. Definitely my test day pencil (knock on wood.. or pencils); just bought an extra pack so I'd be *sure* they'd arrive on time (I'm burning through my first pack; that Kum long-point sharpener produces a mighty fine point [I'm addicted to it], but it sure eats up a lot of pencil).

Anyway. In case any of you dweebs care. Cheaper than the 602s, and the best test pencil I've tried yet.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Wed May 08, 2013 3:15 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Random pencil update!

I am loving the Palomino HBs. Maybe even more than the Palomino Blackwing 602s. Definitely my test day pencil (knock on wood.. or pencils); just bought an extra pack so I'd be *sure* they'd arrive on time (I'm burning through my first pack; that Kum long-point sharpener produces a mighty fine point [I'm addicted to it], but it sure eats up a lot of pencil).

Anyway. In case any of you dweebs care. Cheaper than the 602s, and the best test pencil I've tried yet.


Better than the 602's? Damn. Right now I only have the Golden Bear and the Black Blackwing sharpened. Is the one you're talking about the blue one? I think that's the one I'll be going to battle with on game day since it's HB aka scantron acceptable.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Wed May 08, 2013 3:35 pm

CardozoLaw09 wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Random pencil update!

I am loving the Palomino HBs. Maybe even more than the Palomino Blackwing 602s. Definitely my test day pencil (knock on wood.. or pencils); just bought an extra pack so I'd be *sure* they'd arrive on time (I'm burning through my first pack; that Kum long-point sharpener produces a mighty fine point [I'm addicted to it], but it sure eats up a lot of pencil).

Anyway. In case any of you dweebs care. Cheaper than the 602s, and the best test pencil I've tried yet.


Better than the 602's? Damn. Right now I only have the Golden Bear and the Black Blackwing sharpened. Is the one you're talking about the blue one? I think that's the one I'll be going to battle with on game day since it's HB aka scantron acceptable.


Yep, the blue ones (they're also made in orange). Golden Bear doesn't compare.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed May 08, 2013 5:53 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
Yep, the blue ones (they're also made in orange). Golden Bear doesn't compare.



can you poast a link of where i can purchase em' online...preferably amazon

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby doublehoohopeful » Wed May 08, 2013 6:01 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Palomino-Graphite ... ith+eraser

The Palomino is a pretty sweet pencil. I do like the 602s, but I'll probably end up going with the Palomino just to be safe on the HB issue.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed May 08, 2013 6:03 pm

IMPORTANT:


For those taking the June LSAT, can you please poast on here what your experience was like with your pencil choice?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Daily_Double » Wed May 08, 2013 6:20 pm

I use the yellow Dixon Ticonderogas. I don't have a reason for doing so, other than the fact that I already had two packs of them. Also, something to keep in mind for those of you taking in October, any gains that you may achieve by selecting, and toiling over the selection of, your future pencil, are likely much less than the benefits of drilling any question type in LR for two hours or less.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed May 08, 2013 6:29 pm

Daily_Double wrote: Also, something to keep in mind for those of you taking in October, any gains that you may achieve by selecting, and toiling over the selection of, your future pencil, are likely much less than the benefits of drilling any question type in LR for two hours or less.


Yes, this is important to know.


But that doesn't mean pencil choice doesn't matter at all .




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