We might be using high-tech methods to write, take down notes, and learn, but pencils and paper will be here to stay.
Why write using pencils
Studies suggest that writing by hand has advantages that typing or texting cannot replicate. For one, children learn to read faster when they are taught to write using pencils and paper and not on the computer. Adults can also benefit from using pencils and paper because handwriting is significantly slower than typing, it forces us to consolidate information as we write, so it’s easier to remember later. Writing with pencils also stimulates areas of the brain that sharpens our focus and brings out creativity.
Moreover, it’s easier to correct mistakes as pencil marks are completely erasable; one can start all over again.
Different pencils, different uses
Artists, illustrators, and designers favor mechanical pencils as these can achieve the type of precision and detail a regular pencil cannot. With lead sizes ranging from as small as 0.3mm, one can draw very fine lines, perfect for adding detail to any creative project.
Colored pencils can be student-grade or artist-grade, depending on the quality. It was not until the early 20th century that artist-quality colored pencils were produced. Manufacturers that began producing artist-grade colored pencils included Faber-Castell in 1908 and Caran d’Ache in 1924, followed by Berol Prismacolor in 1938.
No-fuss non-sharpening pencils are a great choice if you don’t want to deal with sharpening pencils every time the lead tips dull out or break. One just has to pull out the old pencil tip and push it into the bottom of the pencil so a fresh pencil tip comes out.
Jumbo pencils are pencils specially designed for little preschoolers' hands. Jumbo pencils are smaller and fatter than standard pencils, giving children more grip control.Located at The SM Store, SM Stationery has a wide range of mechanical pencils, colored pencils, pencil packs, non-sharpening pencils, and jumbo pencils for students of all grade levels. Visit SM Stationery today or log on to www.smstationery.com.ph to shop for pencils and other school and office supplies.