What do you think of fountain pens? Could you use them for IB?
I bought my very first fountain pen just two weeks ago, so the only thing I have to say about fountain pens at the moment is that they aren’t easy to use. Perhaps it’s just me, but I find it hard to hold the pen correctly (not to mention that I haven’t figured out what “correctly” is in this case) and write as neatly as I do when using a ballpoint pen or a fineliner. Still, my fountain pen writes much smoother and quicker than any other writing utensil I’ve ever used. This is why I bought it in the first place - since ink in fountain pens flows very easily, they are considered the best and most comfortable kind of pen. In addition, they look sophisticated and old-fashioned in the good sense, reminiding of ladies and writers of bygone eras. I am determined to learn how to use my pen, and when I do, I’ll probably write a huge post about it!
As for using them for IB - why not? I hope they’re allowed on exams and I can’t think of any good reason why they wouldn’t be. I’ll probably ask my coordinator about it though, just to make sure.