Talk:499: Scantron

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I used a 2B pencil for the SAT. Hope I didn't kill anyone. --Troy0 (talk) 09:30, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

I see your dilemma. The test starts and you only have a 2B pencil. Take the risk or fail the test? 2B or not 2B?-- 12:20, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
2B. Glory to mankind. SilverMagpie (talk) 16:16, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

It always bugged me how strictly my teachers would enforce this--Potato Gunman3 (talk) 02:01, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

I find it weird that they point out how an imperfect mark will not register, but they warn against any stray marks or an incompletely erased bubble will. Which is it, one or the other? RedHatGuy68 (talk) 01:48, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Probably because it might register sometimes but not other times? Beanie (talk) 09:45, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

I always thought it strange they always told you to use a #2 pencil even though anything but a #2 pencil is pretty rare for a student to even find. 22:41, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

"that most modern students have heard" Not true. First of all, I've never even heard of this "Scantron" thing, and second of all, I've never had tests with only multiple choice things. In fact, multiple choice things are very rare, I think I could count all the times I've had a test involving them with only one hand. 14:35, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Same here. Although I am in England: maybe this is an American thing (i.e. should be "most modern US students")? Particularly considering the use of #2 vs #3 (which I've never encountered) as opposed to HB vs H. -- 20:47, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

My country uses 2B pencils/mechanical pencils for shading, if we used a different shade, for example, 3B, the machine will not be able to detect the darker/lighter shade. Boeing-787lover 13:45, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Ever since I saw kerning, I can’t help but notice the “me ss” is panel two. 18:55, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

all the machine scanned tests I've done either ask for 2B or HB (the most common type), or a blue or black pen (talk) 07:14, 23 September 2023 (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

2B or HB..? That is the question! 22:21, 23 September 2023 (UTC)