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  • White paper makes all ink colors stand out
  • Durable, rigid marble colored cover
  • Secure sewn binding
  • Inside cover has schedule planner and conversion tables
  • Blue college ruled lines
  • Unperforated and unpunched sheets
  • Lined text box allows for easily labeling each book
UPC Code:087547209400
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Universal UNV20940 Specs
Shipping Weight0.68 lb.
Length9 3/4 Inches
Width7 1/2 Inches
Binding Location Left
Cover Color Black
Number of Holes None
Number of Pages100
Perforated Without Perforations
Ruling Medium / College Ruled
Shape Rectangle
Type Composition Books
Usage Writing

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What types of ruled paper are there?
The most commonly used ruled papers include wide, college, narrow, quadrille, Gregg, and Pitman ruled. Wide, or legal, ruled paper features a larger 11/32" space between horizontal lines on a sheet. Typically, wide ruled paper is preferred by users with larger handwriting, as well as in schools with younger children. Both college, or medium, and narrow ruled paper have a smaller space between lines. College rule paper has a 9/32" space, which allows for more lines on a page, and is often preferred by users with smaller handwriting. Similarly, narrow rule paper has a 1/4" space between lines.

Quadrille ruled paper is used for graphing and drawing. It features both horizontal and vertical lines evenly space across the page, creating a sheet of same-sized squares. Gregg ruled paper has historically been used for shorthand writing. It has 11/32" space between lines, and features a single margin line down the middle of the sheet. Pitman ruled paper is also used for shorthand writing, but it has 1/2" space between lines in addition to the single margin line down the middle of the sheet.
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Universal UNV20940 Details

Write down meeting notes, ideas, or just keep your thoughts organized with the Universal UNV20940 9 3/4" x 7 1/2" composition notebook. Each notebook has a durable and rigid cover with a classic marble colored cover. On the front there is a large lined text box that can help identify the subject matter within the notebook, the writer's name, or other helpful information. Additionally, the thick cover will help keep your note pages protected in backpacks, computer bags, or messenger satchels. Inside the cover is a schedule and helpful conversion tables for reference.

Each page features bright white coloring to help any color ink stand out. The blue college ruled lines provide more lines per page than wide ruled notepads. To make sure that your notepad doesn't lose pages, each notebook has a sewn binding and the pages are unperforated and unpunched.

Overall Dimensions:
Length: 9 3/4"
Width: 7 1/2"

Because this item is not stocked in our warehouse, processing, transit times and stock availability will vary. If you need your items by a certain date, please contact us prior to placing your order. Expedited shipping availability may vary. We cannot guarantee that this item can be cancelled off of the order or returned once it is placed.

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5.0 stars from 17 reviews


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This notebook is perfect to use as a daily journal or for taking notes in class. It has a tight binding and reference charts on the back inside cover, chock full of useful information.

Vince S. on 01/03/2018

Universal's black composition notebook is perfect for keeping notes when at college. The blue-ruled lines are college-ruled for many notes per page, and the sewn binding keeps the notes in the book together.

Antonia S. on 12/12/2017

Really nice classic composition notebook. Bright white pages and a very durable front cover that will be able to withstand everyday use. These are a great value.

Ashley R. on 11/05/2017

This universal composition black and white notebook is very nice the kids needed a new journal for school and this worked perfectly and at a fantastic price

Mike R. from REGARDLESS on 11/02/2017

This Universal nine and three quarter inch by seven and a half inch Black College Ruled one hundred sheet Composition book is great. The size is not ideal for keeping in your pocket but it is perfect for lists, recipes and even daily notes. I would order again.

Jason M. on 10/26/2017

This composition notebook is great for journaling or making notations. IT can be used as a ledger also or even a staff work log. It fits nicely onto a bookshelf or in a drawer

Liz J. from Pancho's on 10/23/2017

This is a really great college ruled composition notebook it's a really good price here on this site I was very happy with it it showed up in a really fast time

Bistro L. from P2B on 09/26/2017

I love having this notebook for keeping all of my favorite recipes. It makes it a lot easier than having to constantly search on the Internet. Nice college rule as well

Jason H. on 08/25/2017

Great composition notebook! Pretty much identical to what you'd find at an office supply store or a place like Walmart. Overall it's a high quality notebook.

Raymond B. on 08/21/2017

This is a great college ruled composition notebook. It comes with 100 sheets. This book measures 9 3/4" x 7 1/2". Great size and good amount of sheets.

Elijah on 08/09/2017

This universal 9 and three fourth and 7 and a half inch black composition notebook is what we use for recording and note taking purposes. It is college ruled so the horizontal spacing is good for these objectives.

Yvonne G. on 07/18/2017

Good price for a quality composition book that's comparable to books I've purchased at mass retailers in the past. The paper is great quality, and overall I'm happy with it.

Vivian B. on 06/20/2017

The Universal UNV20940 9 3/4" x 7 1/2" Black College Ruled Composition Notebook is excellent. I know its not what they are meant for but my son loves drawing in it. I am happy with it because it keeps my sons drawings together, less paper that I have to pick up. The quality is very good and the price is reasonable.

Ann A. on 06/09/2017

It's always a good idea to have plenty of paper on hand for notes and such. Compostion notebook with 100 sheets. This is plenty of room for multiple notes. Nice clean look.

Travis F. from Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe on 05/02/2017

These are durable and high quality notebooks with an inviting cover. The lines are dark enough to see but not overpowering and great for book keeping, records, journalism, studies or just anything in writing!

Twins A. on 04/30/2017

these are pretty much the standard composition book that we're all familiar with from grade school. the covers are sturdy and the paper is solid (it's standard paper, but it's not exactly *lower* quality than any other paper). it's nice and compact and works well if you take a lot of notes

Mark N. on 04/27/2017

The construction on these is fine, and the college ruling is perfect for fitting a lot of writing in without being too cramped. I think I prefer wirebound steno books for everyday note taking because they are better for ripping sheets of paper out.

Micah G. on 04/11/2017

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