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Posted 4/23/16
I've noticed on movies and tv produced in the States that the 'go to' writing implement it the yellow pencil with eraser on the end. Even for adults during their workday, most recently on an episode of Elementary.

It's just was my experience that once you started high school you didn't use pencils anymore, especially in exams.

My question is this just a Hollywood thing ? What's your writing implement?
Posted 4/23/16 , edited 4/23/16
It was pencils throughout elementary and middle school.

Pens in high school.

Typed on Laptop / pen in college.
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In high school, I didn't see a lot of people use pencils except for Math/Science exams. In college, I mostly saw just pens.
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No they made me use pencils like that throughout most of my schooling. In highschool they let up a bit and let me use a pen but for the most part it's always been either those yellow pencils or typed stuff.
Posted 4/23/16 , edited 4/23/16
I used a pencil from elementary to high school. I still use one, I prefer them over pens.
Posted 4/23/16
A graphite no.2 pencil, an icon of growing up. Then it was mechanical pencils . haha. c:
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Had to use these at achool
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I still use pencils today in college and so do many others,
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Posted 4/23/16 , edited 4/23/16
Pencils until the lead ran out then, depending upon season and wind direction.....

winter during daylight: firewood, matches and blanket; etching or cursive in snow (yellow color was ignored for reasons I won't discuss)

night time; fire crackers, Roman candles, sparklers (if in friendly part of city), M80's

summer: flares

fall: fast horse

early spring along coast line: smaller sized ice floes

year 'round during daylight hours: blood (for emphasis)
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Posted 4/23/16 , edited 4/23/16
I can't write in pen. I stick strictly to pencil.



Thankfully with typing around I didn't have to suffer through using pen too often.
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Posted 4/23/16
Pencils, sometimes pens. I don't like mechanical pencils as much as wooden ones, because the lead for mech pencils are more brittle. I'm fond of carpenter pencils, as well.
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I nearly forgot, but we did have to use pencils for any exam that used scantrons in high school:
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Posted 4/23/16 , edited 4/23/16
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You beat me to it.
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Posted 4/23/16
I thought this forum was going to be about the yellow colored pencil and how useless it is...

On topic: I've always used pencils in school. In elementary it was the kind that you have to sharpen. Starting in middle school I (and most people) switched over to mechanical pencils. I'm in college now and I still use mechanical pencils. The only time I use pens is when I correct stuff (as teachers wanted in middle/high school) and when I want to jot down a quick todo note on a post-it note or something. It's nice being able to erase stuff and you need a pencil for that.
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Posted 4/23/16 , edited 4/23/16
I still use pencils you have to sharpen, but not yellow ones... I don't even see those in stores most of the time!

But I hate mechanical pencils, because they squeak and I think it's dumb to buy lead... plus I have a strong grip when I write lol

For people saying scantrons need yellow pencils... ummm... #2 pencils are usually any that sharpen. Some mechanical pencils have #2 lead, but not a lot of them.

But I usually use black ink pens now, specifically the BIC Atlantis ones are my favorites. I only use pencil for written homework and tests.
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