Monday, February 26, 2007

color pencils

I know we were supposed to make our final markings in red or blue pencil for test 2, but after trying numerous times, I ended up using my regular lead pencil. I am wondering if anyone else had this problem? For me personally, the color pencils did not provide the precision that I needed on such limited space for copyediting. Do I need to buy better color pencils? Is there a particular type or brand of color pencils recommended for copyediting?

5 comments:

Takashi said...

I struggled with using a color pencil as well. I did all my preliminary markings with a regular lead pencil before using a red pencil for the final copy.

I know this isn't very earth-friendly, but I sharpened the red pencil about every half page, so that I can write with precision. Sorry, Earth...

What I needed was an erasable red pencil; too many "stets" don't look good...

Ritchie Mae said...

I did the same.

I made two copies of the midterm. On one copy, I used a lead pencil. On the second copy, I used the red pencil.

jenna said...

I hate the red pencil.

Even after my first copy with the lead pencil, I changed my mind about a lot of things while going throught the test with red. Why don't they erase?!

Are the blue pencils better?

Pat said...

Sorry, folks, my bad. (Do people still say that?) I should have foreseen this problem and told you that all color pencils are not created equal.

I'll bring in on Friday the kinds of pencils that you should use.

Jill said...

Yes, I used an artist quality color pencil and I took it down to the nub. I didn't have strength. I'm interested to know what type of pencils we should have been using.