Best Pens for Exams

Best Pens for Exams

Best Pens for Exams

You’ve been revising for weeks and exam day has finally arrived. It would be such a tragedy if at the final hurdle you’re bothered by writers cramp, a scratchy/blotchy pen or everyone’s worse nightmare…..a leak of ink all over your paper!!!!

We decided it was time for Pen Heaven to do their bit and recommend the best writing instruments for the job.

Top tips for choosing an exam pen

Make sure your pen meets the following criteria:

  • Comfortable (for long periods of insane scribbling)
  • Reliable (test your pen before the exam if it's new)
  • Consistent ink flow
  • Easy to change ink, or has a long life refill

Rollerball pens are a good choice with their smooth ink flow to help alleviate writing strain. Writing can also look neater similar to that of a fountain pen (but without the mess or fuss.)

A ballpoint is the most reliable of writing types, with zero risk of smudging. But beware of writer’s cramp as you need to press harder on the page.

Ask yourself if you will you be drawing diagrams? If so, a pencil and multi colours will be needed.

Pen Heaven's Recommendations

  1. Lamy Safari Umbra Fountain Pen
    Lamy Safari Umbra Fountain Pen
    As low as £17.02

Made from injection moulded plastic, this pen is lightweight and perfect for writing for long periods. The ergonomic grip encourages proper finger placement and reduces writing strain. It is also recommended by schools. The fountain pens comes in a huge variety of nibs including those just for left handers.

  1. Lamy Al-Star Ocean Blue Fountain Pen

The beloved Lamy Safari, but made from anodised aluminium, making it perfect to personliase. Lightweight and durable, its perfect for writing for long periods. The ergonomic grip encourages proper finger placement and reduces writing strain. It is also recommended by schools. The fountain pens comes in a huge variety of nibs including those just for left handers.

  1. Parker IM Brushed Metal Gold Trim Fountain Pen

Parker is the king of reliability, and their IM range offers fantastic value for a sturdy all-metal pen with a good weight. The pen’s lubriglide technology ensures long lasting performance and writing comfort.

  1. Cross Edge Titanium Gel Ink Pen
    Cross Edge Titanium Gel Ink Pen
    Special Price £32.99 Regular Price £49.00
    Rating:
    100%

This gel ink rollerball has fantastically smooth ink flow, and doesn’t need a cap. The pull mechanism  that propels the nib has a very comforting/addictive feel too.

If you can get used to writing with the Yoropen before the exam, you will reap the rewards. The finger support helps reduce writing strain, and the added visual space helps you think more clearly in the pressure cooker of the exam room.

It’s a hard life being an exam marker. Anything you can do to brighten up your exam paper might earn you some much needed brownie points. The Lamy logo multifunction pen is great for jazzing up diagrams with a variety of different colours.

A good mechanical pencil is a must. Don’t waste time sharpening your pencil, or suffering in silence with a blunt lead.

Uniquely designed with rubberised dots along the barrel for extra stability, the Faber-Castell Grip Classic ballpoint pen is perfect for young and old alike. The durable plastic construction is lightweight and the triangular body helps with proper finger placement allowing for hours of smooth, effortless writing.