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    Type of pen to use

    Hey guys! For english, I like to write with my hands slanted as it allows me to relax and write a lot more faster with little muscle pain. However, sometimes the ink doesn't fully get printed so what pen do you recommend? Also, what pen do you use?

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    Re: Type of pen to use

    I find the jet streams are really good for essay writing and highly recommend it! I just completed my two English exams and accomplished 2 1000 word essays in 80 minutes.
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    Re: Type of pen to use

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflek View Post
    Hey guys! For english, I like to write with my hands slanted as it allows me to relax and write a lot more faster with little muscle pain. However, sometimes the ink doesn't fully get printed so what pen do you recommend? Also, what pen do you use?
    I use muji because it's thin and light to hold as well as being comfortable to write with. I can write 900 words in 40 mins but I hold the pen really weirdly, no one else holds it the same so I guess my tight grip affects it.

    I used to use jetstream which is pretty smooth but the pen is pretty heavy and tall so it's a bit slower but the main reason why I stopped was because the pen ink is thick so the teacher couldn't read my writing.
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    Re: Type of pen to use

    BIC Cristal easyglide for exams

    For general purpose BIC disposable fountain pen.
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    Re: Type of pen to use

    i use any pens i can get my hands on as sometimes i forget to bring stuff

    however ive found the ones that they give out for free at dolton house can write 1600-2000 words in 40mins (this is for creative where your thinking is smooth that u can write non stop for 40mins) and in esays a bit less arround 1.2k words

    sadly ran out of the dolton house pens so im using some papermate injoy gel 0.7 which allows u to write slanted and since its thick teacher can c ur writing

    wouldnt reccomend going with "muji" pens as they are the proclaimed weaboo pens and every weaboo thinks that theyre godly pens just because they come from japan but in reality theyre just messy inky poorly made pens
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    Re: Type of pen to use

    Pilot Dr. Grip are my favourite.
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    Re: Type of pen to use

    I used to use BIC Cristal easyglide but I injured my wrist from too much writing(ironically it was math). The way I write was that I put too much pressure onto the page with most of my pen movement coming from my wrist rather than my whole arm. Recently I've been using Artline 200 Fineliner with a lot of success. Since its a felt tip pen I don't have to put any pressure at all for the ink to be visible. Though its still hard to get out of the habit of using my wrist a lot.
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    Re: Type of pen to use

    Quote Originally Posted by No Study View Post
    i use any pens i can get my hands on as sometimes i forget to bring stuff

    however ive found the ones that they give out for free at dolton house can write 1600-2000 words in 40mins (this is for creative where your thinking is smooth that u can write non stop for 40mins) and in esays a bit less arround 1.2k words

    sadly ran out of the dolton house pens so im using some papermate injoy gel 0.7 which allows u to write slanted and since its thick teacher can c ur writing

    wouldnt reccomend going with "muji" pens as they are the proclaimed weaboo pens and every weaboo thinks that theyre godly pens just because they come from japan but in reality theyre just messy inky poorly made pens
    Try a pen before you trash talk it. It's not inky at all you can literally rub it right after you write it won't smudge. Why's it messy and poorly made?
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    Re: Type of pen to use

    I know a friend who used a fountain pen for her English exam. While impractical, it was smooth and enabled her to write real fast and it didn't ache her hand since the fountain pen's positioning allowed her wrist to like not die.

    I recommend a pen that is light, I used a 0.5mm pen from Morning Glory and it worked fine.
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    Re: Type of pen to use

    Quote Originally Posted by pikachu975 View Post
    Try a pen before you trash talk it. It's not inky at all you can literally rub it right after you write it won't smudge. Why's it messy and poorly made?
    ive used muji pens before so im talking about it from experience lol? it literally drips ink so im not sure wat ur on about

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    Re: Type of pen to use

    Muji 0.5 is bae
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    Re: Type of pen to use

    Quote Originally Posted by No Study View Post
    ive used muji pens before so im talking about it from experience lol? it literally drips ink so im not sure wat ur on about
    pikachu975 is talking about the retractable 0.7 ballpoint muji pen with the rubber grip which isn't inky and quite smooth to use/i write neater + my hand doesn't hurt much


    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflek
    what pen do you recommend?
    if you write vvv slanted i'd recommend using inkjoys or retractable jetstreams!!!!

    honestly just go to officeworks or a newsagent something and just try out all the pens there to see what's good since u never know until u try
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    Re: Type of pen to use

    Thank you all for the recommendation!

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    Re: Type of pen to use

    Pilot I prefer. But actually I don't quite care and I write with any pen I have inside my schoolbag LOL.

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    Re: Type of pen to use

    I started using Muji's pens and they are fantastic. Ink is constantly coming out so everything gets printed when you right fast.

    Bonus is they're refillable. The pen costs $1.50 at Town Hall. Would recommend heading there for some nice pens
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    Re: Type of pen to use

    I use Uniball Signo Gel RT 0.7 for exams and practice exams, whatever pens I can get my hands on for other stuff. My writing is much neater and faster (1200 words/40mins) when I use the nice pens Although recently I've had a couple of dodgy ones that have had air bubbles in the ink, and they get a little harder to use as they run out. On the whole I love them

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    Re: Type of pen to use

    Quote Originally Posted by 30june2016 View Post
    pikachu975 is talking about the retractable 0.7 ballpoint muji pen with the rubber grip which isn't inky and quite smooth to use/i write neater + my hand doesn't hurt much



    if you write vvv slanted i'd recommend using inkjoys or retractable jetstreams!!!!

    honestly just go to officeworks or a newsagent something and just try out all the pens there to see what's good since u never know until u try
    I mean whatever you guys say just telling snowflek the real advice because just because something is made in japan doesnt make it better than everything else.

    ur location is literally writen in japanese so i dont think i have to say anything else regarding muji pens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Study View Post
    I mean whatever you guys say just telling snowflek the real advice because just because something is made in japan doesnt make it better than everything else.

    ur location is literally writen in japanese so i dont think i have to say anything else regarding muji pens.
    I don't see any comment regarding muji pens being good because they're made in Japan
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    Quote Originally Posted by pikachu975 View Post
    I don't see any comment regarding muji pens being good because they're made in Japan
    Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. (株式会社良品計画 Kabushiki-gaisha Ryōhin Keikaku) (TYO: 7453), or Muji (無印良品 Mujirushi Ryōhin) is a Japanese retail company which sells a wide variety of household and consumer goods.

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    Re: Type of pen to use

    Quote Originally Posted by No Study View Post
    I mean whatever you guys say just telling snowflek the real advice because just because something is made in japan doesnt make it better than everything else.

    ur location is literally writen in japanese so i dont think i have to say anything else regarding muji pens.
    no like i feel, ik what you mean - some of their OTHER gel pens are super inky and are impractical in exam situations and have no grip

    but like
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    I never said the one we meant was better than everything else just bc it was made in Japan!!!!

    correlation does not imply causation!!!!


    and dont discriminate just bc im a 12v w33b thankz vry much

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    Re: Type of pen to use

    Quote Originally Posted by No Study View Post
    Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. (株式会社良品計画 Kabushiki-gaisha Ryōhin Keikaku) (TYO: 7453), or Muji (無印良品 Mujirushi Ryōhin) is a Japanese retail company which sells a wide variety of household and consumer goods.
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