scratch paper


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scratch paper

n.
Paper used for taking notes, doodling, brainstorming, or writing informally, often repurposed from earlier uses, such as the reverse side of documents one no longer needs.
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Noun1.scratch paper - pad for preliminary or hasty writing or notes or sketches etc; "scribbling block" is a British term
notepad - a pad of paper for keeping notes
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To the extent that ad copy and instructions are keyboarded (rather than written on scratch paper), the system can be helpful to the artists dealing with illegible handwriting, but it's not a panacea.
Give them scratch paper to practice with before asking them to cut the shapes for their artwork.
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