Here is something about the error log
and why i think its so important for most of us. I wrote this for one of our members and she said it helped her, so i figured i should post it here.
Think of the error log
as a list of problems you definitely want to go over
in your final week of prep. now what might those problems be? let
me offer you a list. please include/exclude according to your
1. problems you got wrong
2. problems you got right,but with some divine intervention.
3. problems you got wrong in a timed environment. <-- Very very imp.
For each of the above categories, make sure to note down the
software/book in which the problem was there and ofcourse the problem
number. This list, IF done properly, will be the BEST prep material
you will ever find because its customized to help you on your weak
areas. Work on this LIST in your final two weeks along with the
Make sure you practise in a timed environment whenever possible. thats
what eventually matters.
keep a spreadsheet and categorize your errors. at the end of every
week, you will see a trend in your errors. analyze, write down a
strategy to eliminate and stick to it.
The idea is that you should never make the same mistake twice
Prepping for long hours will NOT make any sense if we keep repeating
the same mistakes over and over.Use all the advantage you can. and
eliminating silly errors is definitely possible.
Please try to glean concepts from problems rather than worrying about
getting the problems right or wrong. make clear and i mean really clear
Doesnt sound like fun, isnt it? but my friend, a special score needs
special work. otherwise every third guy would get a 750.
i can tell you right now that in the final week of your prep, your error
log will be the single most important prep tool you can have. when i was
in the final week, i went berserk because i didnt have a good log of my
work. its very very easy to forget what problems you had when you solve
Think of how many times we make simple mistakes like overlooking an
important detail or simply misreading a problem etc.