I've always had issues with some college blocks not allowing the paper to be ripped off perfectly, since the tear line isn't thin enough.

Is there any trick I could use to never have this issue again?

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Depending on how far the block is used, try to fold the paper on the tear line. Use your nail or the back of a pen / pencil.


You can use a ruler or a rigid edge of a notebook to serve as a guide. Pressing the ruler on the tear line, then tear off the paper while pressing the ruler firmly onto the notebook. Your page will be torn off with a nice clean edge. An example of how to use a ruler to tear paper shown here:

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