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Ncees Pencil April 2018

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Any thoughts about the famous ncees pencil?

 

Personally, I am not a fan of this particular design. a94fad01b16b5c6ef9cec84b66be62b0.jpg

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1 hour ago, Ramnares P.E. said:

Looks like a collector's item - particularly since it's not only a different design but also potentially from the last written exam. @ptatohed

I am meeting some friends for lunch so, in fact, I'll be receiving my new-design pencil today!  :D 

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I liked the new design but the eraser SUCKED...you had to press really hard to be able to erase...

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I liked the new design but the eraser SUCKED...you had to press really hard to be able to erase...
The side button threw me off guard. During the exam that I was pressing the top way too many times because all my pencils have top buttons. A little distracting for the exam...too bad ncees doesn't have a mock practice exam with side button pencil included

Agree, the eraser looks and feels cheap.

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I didn't mind it. The only issue that I had was that the rubber grip rotated pretty easily.

I didn't erase much. I don't care how sloppy my exam booklet looked and I rarely ran out of writing space.

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32 minutes ago, Kloeb222 said:

I didn't mind it. The only issue that I had was that the rubber grip rotated pretty easily.

I didn't erase much. I don't care how sloppy my exam booklet looked and I rarely ran out of writing space.

i think the erasing problem presented itself when changing an answer from one option to another. The scantron got a lot of smudges due to the poor quality of the eraser. At least that was my problem with it. I am sure no one was worried about the neatness of their exam booklet haha

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It could be worse. You could take tests 6.5 years apart and get the same color pencil. #engineerproblems

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It could be worse. You could take tests 6.5 years apart and get the same color pencil. #engineerproblems

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The lack of color creativity is humorous...

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2 minutes ago, Ramnares P.E. said:

You mean this one?

 

That's one of them. But I recall also posting a couple photos myself. :dunno:

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Never understood the obsession with these $0.25 Chinese plastic pencils. There were a ton just left sitting on the tables around me when I left. I shoulda grabbed them all and sold a dozen at $100/ea to recoupe some of my textbook money! haha :laugh:

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At least you got to keep yours. Dammit I'm still pissed that the proctor filched mine. 

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12 hours ago, knight1fox3 said:

@ptatohed, where's the infamous pencil thread we started with various photos for most exam cycles?

Dude, I apologize, I never did start it.  But I do think about it.  I promise I will one of these days!  

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On 4/26/2018 at 11:43 AM, SacMe24 said:

I liked the new design but the eraser SUCKED...you had to press really hard to be able to erase...

 

On 4/26/2018 at 1:32 PM, Mack Eltarhoni said:

i think the erasing problem presented itself when changing an answer from one option to another. The scantron got a lot of smudges due to the poor quality of the eraser. At least that was my problem with it. I am sure no one was worried about the neatness of their exam booklet haha

Yeah, I heard a rumor that the erasure marks are wreaking havoc on scoring the exams this cycle. Not good at all.

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Yeah, that's the price you pay if you go with the lowest bidder. Ncees is probably learning the hard way...

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On 4/26/2018 at 2:46 PM, cfm03 said:
On 4/26/2018 at 1:58 PM, JHW 3d said:
It could be worse. You could take tests 6.5 years apart and get the same color pencil. #engineerproblems

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The lack of color creativity is humorous...

FE in spring 2005: green pencil, passed

PE in fall 2013: red pencil, failed

PE in fall 2014: green pencil, passed

Same color pencils (especially green) are a good thing.

 

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FE in spring 2005: green pencil, passed
PE in fall 2013: red pencil, failed
PE in fall 2014: green pencil, passed

Same color pencils (especially green) are a good thing.
 

Green means Go! Red means Stop. Pretty simple.

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On 4/26/2018 at 10:58 AM, JHW 3d said:

It could be worse. You could take tests 6.5 years apart and get the same color pencil. #engineerproblems

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So, was the 2009 pencil red or black?

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So, was the 2009 pencil red or black?


You’re a stickler for details aren’t you?

RED!
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