Tippex?

Is tippex allowed in the exams?

I'm doing this by home study and have no-one to ask the silly little questions like this to!

Thanks, Lynn
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  • freck59freck59 Feels At Home Posts: 39Registered
    Is tippex allowed in the exams?

    I'm doing this by home study and have no-one to ask the silly little questions like this to!

    Thanks, Lynn

    Hi Lynn,

    I'm doing Unit 3 - PLB and have been told we can take tippex in. Just as well because I think I'm going to need a lake of the stuff....
  • keane155keane155 Trusted Regular Posts: 404Registered
    I think you are allowed to use it in moderation. I'm taking mine with me this afternoon.
  • mini_schnauzermini_schnauzer Trusted Regular Posts: 347Registered
    Yes you are allowed, but try to use in moderation...
  • SandyHoodSandyHood Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,034Registered, Moderator
    Yes
    I'd rather cross out an error and write the correction above. The problem with tippex is it takes time to dry by which time you could interupt your train of thought.
    Sandy
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  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Posts: 6,970Registered
    Sandy whats your take on rub out pens?
  • SandyHoodSandyHood Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,034Registered, Moderator
    Some students like them
    Remember sometimes the ink can rub itself out
    I've a intermediate student who loves them.
    If it is something you've used for months to take notes with and am happy with, and is something that isn't about to run out of ink I'd think it should be helpful.

    But those of you who use them for note taking will no doubt be aware that if they are running low you writing can fade away (which is the last thing anyone would want) especially if the fading happened between the end of the exam and the time the marker started to try and read it

    Sandy
    Sandy
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  • AK002AK002 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,492Registered
    SandyHood wrote: »
    Yes
    I'd rather cross out an error and write the correction above. The problem with tippex is it takes time to dry by which time you could interupt your train of thought.

    I use the "magic" mouse lol... used a hell of a lot of it for PEV today!
  • Lynn SaundersLynn Saunders New Member Posts: 9Registered
    Thanks for your replies... I have a "magic" mouse which does away with the waiting to dry problem. I'm hoping he won't be too busy in the BTC exam tomorrow but if today's revision is anything to go by he might be!!!
  • dalydaly Just Joined Posts: 2Registered
    eraseable pens

    Forget the tippex, if you wish to use it then you can in moderation. Invest in these gel ink pens in tescos, if you do it wrong just rub it out and off comes the ink, much cleaner than tippex and much more neater than the old blue and white end erasers.
  • MargaMarga Experienced Mentor Posts: 981Registered
    i did cross out things in the exam and made a note "please apologize my untidyness"
  • SandyHoodSandyHood Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,034Registered, Moderator
    New rules
    Correction fluid is no longer permitted in exams (even in moderation)
    Sandy
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    www.sandyhood.com
  • PGMPGM Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 1,954Registered
    If its a sentance or workings its best left uncrossed out because it might earn you a point or 2 still.
  • Dipak ThankiDipak Thanki Well-Known Posts: 135Registered
    I usually write it in pencil first, then rub it out and then use pen. Tippex in an exam would be annoying.

    Good luck!
  • sdvsdv Experienced Mentor Posts: 585Registered
    SandyHood wrote: »
    New rules
    Correction fluid is no longer permitted in exams (even in moderation)

    We have just been told the same at our college.
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Posts: 6,970Registered
    what about rub out pens?
  • farmergilesfarmergiles Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 1,693Registered
    Is tippex allowed in the exams?

    I'm doing this by home study and have no-one to ask the silly little questions like this to!

    Thanks, Lynn

    Wouldn't it make a bit of a mess in a computer based exam?....lol
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Posts: 6,970Registered
    Wouldn't it make a bit of a mess in a computer based exam?....lol

    lmao
  • taskeytaskey Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 1,800Registered
    Q How can you tell if a blonde's been using the computer?
    A: There's Tipex on the screen.

    and before anyone starts, i am blond lol
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Posts: 6,970Registered
    taskey wrote: »
    Q How can you tell if a blonde's been using the computer?
    A: There's Tipex on the screen.

    and before anyone starts, i am blond lol

    and still cleaning it off?
  • taskeytaskey Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 1,800Registered
    A-Vic wrote: »
    and still cleaning it off?

    yep......
  • SandyHoodSandyHood Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,034Registered, Moderator
    I learned about the tippex rule at a recent meeting for AAT lecturers. The general view was that it had been brought in now, so everyone taking exams was used to it before the exams were all computer based.
    Sandy
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    www.sandyhood.com
  • AK002AK002 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,492Registered
    Will ALL exams be computer based at some point then?!
  • anniemanniem Experienced Mentor Pewsey, WiltshirePosts: 1,325Registered
    Is this in case people doing computer based exams don't realise that they can't use tippex?
    FMAAT - AAT Licensed Member in Practice - Pewsey, Wiltshire
  • bevhockeybevhockey Just Joined Posts: 1Registered
    sdv wrote: »
    We have just been told the same at our college.
    We were told yesterday that tippex, erasable pen and pencil are all unacceptable in exams. Not looking forward to completing June exams without it. It won't be so bad in the written elements but trying to cross out numerial errors in pro-forma pages may be a nightmare.
  • RinskeRinske Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,453Registered
    bevhockey wrote: »
    We were told yesterday that tippex, erasable pen and pencil are all unacceptable in exams. Not looking forward to completing June exams without it. It won't be so bad in the written elements but trying to cross out numerial errors in pro-forma pages may be a nightmare.
    Try using pencil first and then when you are done and it's correct, erase one at the time or write it over with pen instead?

    Just for the proformas though, I would not suggest rewriting the whole paper!
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Posts: 6,970Registered
    good grief it will be can only wear certain clothing items next
  • speegsspeegs Experienced Mentor Posts: 854Registered
    YES YES YES YES YES - Tippex is definitely allowed in AAT exams. I recommend though that rather than using Tippex you get yourself one of those pens that can be erased. The think does not become pernament for 24 hours. This will make your exam script far neater and easier to read. You can buy these pens in WH Smiths, Partners, Rymans, etc. I swore by them right throughout all of my exams.



    Speegs
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Posts: 6,970Registered
    speegs wrote: »
    YES YES YES YES YES - Tippex is definitely allowed in AAT exams. I recommend though that rather than using Tippex you get yourself one of those pens that can be erased. The think does not become pernament for 24 hours. This will make your exam script far neater and easier to read. You can buy these pens in WH Smiths, Partners, Rymans, etc. I swore by them right throughout all of my exams.



    Speegs

    Someone just said they arnt allowed either, i have used these in the past and cant see why they wouldnt allow them now?
  • speegsspeegs Experienced Mentor Posts: 854Registered
    A-Vic wrote: »
    Someone just said they arnt allowed either, i have used these in the past and cant see why they wouldnt allow them now?

    Sorry everyone I stand corrected. A-Vic and Sandy have just pointed out that Tippex are not allowed anymore. Things have changed in the two years since I qualified.

    Naughty Speegs (for getting everyones hopes up)
  • OlympicRudiOlympicRudi Feels At Home Posts: 55Registered
    speegs wrote: »
    Sorry everyone I stand corrected. A-Vic and Sandy have just pointed out that Tippex are not allowed anymore. Things have changed in the two years since I qualified.

    Naughty Speegs (for getting everyones hopes up)

    Yeah my Tutor just got the email the morning I was due to take my final level 3 skills test. Lucky I didn't need any though. :)
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