I find the most calming pen to by my Estie J! For some reason I always do well on my Algebra tests with it.... I personally don't use a pen case. All I can really say is that you probably want to have a finer nib for notes. I have had school in the North and in the South. It's a rare occasion to find notes that give you enough space to actually write with a medium nib pen. What pens do you currently own? Which one are your favorites? Do you like variety in wetness and line with? These are all questions to consider... I'm quite sure our pen situations are similar...
We will do our best to help you out with your decision.
The list of pens my family has:
2 waterman Experts (don't know which version, but we have them) medium nib
1 waterman Carene fine nib
1 waterman Edson (missing the cap, what a shame) medium nib
2 Rotring 600s medium nib
1 eye dropper pen (I can't remember the brand or model off the top of my head)
1 Montblanc Meisterstuck (the line variation on this thing is crazy, considering it isn't a flex nib) medium nib (I think)
A few jinhaos of unknown nib size
1 Parker 51 (haven't checked the nib size on it)
List of pens that I use(d):
Two of the jinhaos (hated both of them)
Pilot Varsities (pretty nice, though I don't like the disposable nature of them)
One of the Waterman Experts (a tiny bit dry for my liking, but still smooth, though with a bit more feedback than I'd like and painfully frequent hard starts, though I have just flushed the pen and hard starts appear to be happening a bit less often, always seems to be dry when I start writing with it the next day)
One of the Rotring 600s (Current daily use pen, very nice wetness)
I have no real care for line width variation, and I personally like a pen that is a little on the wetter side, though only slightly so. I haven't ever really used a fine nib before, though I know I like medium nibs a lot
Edited by Napostrophe, 30 October 2016 - 19:02.