Hello, I recently went back to school and am looking for a decent pen that won't skip. years ago I used a Uniball that was really good and skip free but they quit making them. I bought a pack of Zebra F-301's and I liked them at first but they started skipping randomly. That's pretty irritating especially when I'm stressed taking a test and I have to continually go back over answers so there legible. lately I have been using a Zebra 301 Mech. pencil. I would rather have a pen so its darker. I'm not looking for anything expensive, since my budget is tight. I don't mind paying 5 dollars approx. for a single pen if it will make note taking easier. Last week my hand was killing me having to rewrite things with that 301 (even after trying a new refill). Rrrrrrr! I read through some other suggestions and I thought next time I'm at the store I might try a Sharpie pen?? Any other suggestions would be appreciated.