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correction tapes : allowed and used, no problem for PSLE


Oh. We were told otherwise by DS's form teacher during the meet-the-parents session at the beginning of this year. And since then I've taken away the correction tape from DS's pencil case.
So confusing, why diff statements from different schools?
Is there any clear statement from MOE on this?


My elder boy belongs to the 2009 PSLE. I wrote to MOE abt usage of correction tape - the official email reply is : NOT ENCOURAGED.

BUT many schools tell their pupils : CANNOT.

You can always write an email to MOE to confirm for 2011 PSLE. The email address is contact@moe.gov.sg


Thw logic is simple.
If correction tape is used ,
there are chances it peals off then the corrected part is lost.
some children wait for the tape to dry before writing the correction and may forget to write it as they go ahead with the work.
A few layers of uneven correction tape make writing on it unclear

So there are risks for some kids
And since schools have to use a one size fits all approach, they will use the safer option.

So be a judge about your childs need, its good to practice some austerity but if they can handle it, just let them.

DD used it last year. She neeeeds one. Scratching, cut ting out words is a blasphemy in her dictionary. :roll:


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So you are for the idea of using ink eraser (you know the blue portion of the eraser) or cancel over it ?

The best is dont make any mistake and save all the hassle! :lol:


It's okie to change especially for composition, when the crux becomes too exciting, certain phrases come to their minds, just have to change it. :wink:
The best will be like using keyboard, just need to use backkey or delete off, no trace at all....hahaha


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There is a kind of pen, FRIXION from PILOT. The tip of the pen can be used to erase any mistakes easily. (I'm not a promoter for this pen, dd used it for psle.) Correction tape can be used for psle, v sure of this. Pencils are not allowed for writing.


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There is a kind of pen, FRIXION from PILOT. The tip of the pen can be used to erase any mistakes easily. (I'm not a promoter for this pen, dd used it for psle.) Correction tape can be used for psle, v sure of this. Pencils are not allowed for writing.


Frixion pen relies on heat to disappear. If you put a whole page of words written in this ink near a heat source, it will fade.

I don't know about you, but I know that the pages are stacked and collected. They are then transported in our heat to the exam centres. For some, the papers are stored in the schools until marking days. I'm not in favour of this, even though my son uses it for his daily work for convenience. How would I know if during transportation, the transport gets very heated up? How would I know if the scripts will be put near machinery and cause the pile to be hot?

We are using both Frixion pen and when closer to the PSLE, we'll switch to pen and correction tape. In fact, closer to the date, we'll even switch to a better quality correction tape. :wink:

*wails* Oh the financial costs of mistakes! /wails.


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Have you tried putting near some heated source to see how high the temp must be before the ink gets erased. dd and alot of her classmates used it during psle, no problem at all. :D


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Why not correction pen? I prefer this to correction tape.


I thought so too.....we from same era :P :wink: ....but now the trend is not I guess.....DS says it's too wasting time , have to wait for it to dry first, time is precious....

apart from wasting time waiting for it to dry,
if u write over the correction pen, most likely yr pen will encounter problem in writing,
so better dun use correction tape or pen.


So you are for the idea of using ink eraser (you know the blue portion of the eraser) or cancel over it ?

No, i also not for the idea of ink eraser,
though for HW wise, sometimes still use.
the prob with ink eraser is that it takes quite a bit of time to erase (wasting time) and also running a risk of tearing the exam paper.

The best is of course not to make mistakes……which is quite impossible…haha

For mistakes in maths, cancel the whole maths workings and rewrite.
make sure to leave some space at the very beginning, esp for prob sums,
shd have no prob of space as usually 1 prob sum occupy 1 page.

And for words, cancel it neatly and write above or besides it…..(this is also what my gal’s pri sch teacher had told them).


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the types of ink pen used also need to be selective,
such as using waterproof, fadeless ink pen.


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Augmum wrote:
the types of ink pen used also need to be selective,
such as using waterproof, fadeless ink pen.


Hi augmum

Any brand to recommend ?

Thank you


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sall wrote:
Have you tried putting near some heated source to see how high the temp must be before the ink gets erased. dd and alot of her classmates used it during psle, no problem at all. :D


Yes, we did. It disappears even if you rub with your fingers or fades a little if you rub your warm hands over the text a few times.

From the Australian Pilot Pen website:
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Caution

Do not use the Frixion products when signing legal documents or cheques or for exams and other important writing.
Do not let the Frixion pens or any text written with Frixion ink be exposed to heat as this will cause the ink to turn invisible (this includes prolonged exposure to direct sunlight).
Pens exposed to heat can give the appearance of having run out of ink when in fact the ink is just not visible. If this does happen, place the pen or paper in the freezer for a short period of time for the ink to become visible again.


This person did an experiment with the pen:
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-108544-1.htm

She found out that the ink doesn't go away; only that it's invisible.

At 140 deg F (or 60 deg Celsius) the ink becomes colourless. This means that temperatures approaching 50 degrees will be faded.

The ink returns at -10 deg Celsius.

Like I said, ambient temperatures are something you can't guarantee once the paper leaves your hands. Temperatures in a car on a hot day can be temperature inside a parked car can be 30°C to 40°C degrees hotter than the outside temperature. Even if the papers are not transported or left in the car for long, they could be placed in a room near machinery like photocopiers, where the machines could get quite hot.

Even if the words don't disappear, if it's faded and illegible, the markers might not be able to see the answers.

It was fortunate that your daughter and her friends did not face any issues with their paper - but it's not a risk that is worth taking, especially after the kids have worked so hard.


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Brenda10 wrote:
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the types of ink pen used also need to be selective,
such as using waterproof, fadeless ink pen.


Hi augmum

Any brand to recommend ?

Thank you

oh brands huh ??
actually there shd be quite a few, easily found in popular.
can try uniball signo, zebra.......


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