Pens Vs. Pencils

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Topics: Pen, Writing, Stationery
Pencil and Ink; Side by Side

For thousands of years, people everywhere around the world have jotted down their

deepest thoughts and feelings on paper. Evidently, people have needed writing utensils.

There have been markers, crayons, sharpies, paint, pastels, chalk, and the most frequently used,

pen and pencil. Since pencils are better for the environment, are less time consuming, have

erasers, and save money, they are the most beneficial of all writing implements.

Pencils are infinitely better than the pen because they are much less time consuming. A

pencil glides over the paper much more quickly, which affords a more rapid of execution than

the pen. Rapid pencil writing is easier to read than rapidly-made pen marks, for the reason that

the use of the pencil avoids the little ticks and dashes which the pen is almost always certain to

leave attached to rapid shorthand writing. Pens will leave constant pen marks and cause

unwanted messes which will take a great time and effort to clean up. However, with pencils there is

no such problem with dots, leaving hands completely spotless. A pencil can be broken into

many other tiny pencils, while breaking a pen does not lead to many, tiny, little pens. In the long run,

pens can dry out and be useless. On the other hand, pencils can be used again and again, saving

people time from going to their local office supply store, and instead being able to spend

more time doing the activities that he or she enjoys most. Pencils are healthier and easier to use. The pen is mightier than the sword, but the pencil

is definitely mightier than the pen! Pens require correctional fluid which can leave people to

breathe fumes of harmful chemicals and an unwanted mess they will have trouble cleaning up.

Correctional fluid is of a liquid substance, therefore it is necessary that the writer makes sure they do not mess

up their paper in the process of

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