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# GMAT Error Log

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17 Nov 2009, 19:09
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Version with source code:

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17 Nov 2009, 19:19
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TRIANGLOCK wrote:
Hey guys...made a couple changes / edits. First - had to change the dark red coloring and other formatting (was going for Harvard colors but I dont think it looks too good in excel). Second - needed to fix a formula. Third - created button to link to each source's performance report (before I dont think it was obvious that it was there). Fourth - created more tabs (reduced the default amount of questions from 2000 to 1000 to save space). Lastly, I made an xlsx version.

Enjoy.

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Re: Competition for the Best GMAT Error Log Template [#permalink]

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19 Nov 2009, 11:58
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BB - Any good news for us yet? Understand the work thing though.

In the spirit of collaboration now that the competition deadline has passed, I put together something which in my opinion takes some of the best features from each competitors log and aggregates it all into 1.

I have completed roughly half of it (only the quant side) and wanted to see what people thought before proceeding to code the verbal side as well.

Summary of New Error Log

1. I usually pride myself on being the best at making documents look pretty (former IBanker mentality) but Saruba by far had the best interface in my opinion. Great design and usability for the average person. So I grabbed a little bit of that.
2. Organizing the logs into quant/verbal made some sense to me. Mostly I liked how you had 2 logs and 2 corresponding reports. Another Saruba contribution that I borrowed.
3. Even though Spoilts Planner got bashed in a previous reply - I actually liked that feature. I know sometimes I like to set goals for myself as it pertains to the GMAT (i.e. how many questions per day, how long studying, when I take practice tests) and it helps to have it all rolled up into your error log.
4. The db I borrowed a bit from everyone.
5. I liked my highlighting tool. Helps me to quickly see the questions I need to review and spend more time on based on different criteria.

There are probably others to see but I'll leave a bit of mystery so you download it.

PS - 1 Hint. There is a lot of coding that can slow it down so i suggest turning your calcs to manual so it doesnt hinder your data entry and just press f9 whenever you need to calculate.
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Awesome Error Log.xls [1.24 MiB]

Awesome Error Log.xlsm [373.76 KiB]

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02 Feb 2010, 03:29
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Hello GMATClub members and Jasonlu1981,

I have updated the Error Log V0.0.8.

Changes:
1. Timer functionality changed.

To Start the timer, Press START button and go on selecting 'Your Answer', Time will be automatically logged. Try it!!!

I will update the GMATClub_Error_Log_V2.0.xls tomorrow.

Please don't hesitate if you need more help.

Attachment:
Spoilt_Error_Log_V_0.0.9.xls [786.5 KiB]

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Attachment:
Spoilt_Error_Log_V_0.0.9.xlsm [426.49 KiB]

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17 Nov 2009, 08:49
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17 Nov 2009, 09:21
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Thank you - these look really good.
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Saruba - Good Luck on the GMAT!
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20 Nov 2009, 01:48
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bb wrote:
I have opened up access for Spoilt and Trianglock. Let me know if you can't access the tests.

Thank you very much bb.
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09 Dec 2009, 21:28
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Hello lav,

As I promised - attached is the updated version of the Awesome Log.

Attachment:
Awesome Error Log_V2.xls [1.28 MiB]

Office 2007:
Attachment:
Awesome Error Log_V2.xlsm [379.93 KiB]

BB can you please put those at the first page.
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21 Dec 2009, 01:06
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DestinyChild wrote:
Kudos folks,

Hard to accept that this site is actually free... what quality and dedication...!
Awesome creativity with Excel!

DC

I hope I will continue to help GMATclub members in future, lack of time doesn't allow to do many things at the same time.

Thanks again.
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23 Dec 2009, 02:25
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bb wrote:
Thanks. Will do. Do you mind sharing what the changes/improvements were?

Hello bb,

Changes:

1. Serial number is auto-increment.
2. Corrected all the missing dropdown in Verbal and Quant Log sheet.
3. Corrected all the formula to calculate the %correct by area - e.g. in previous version if you solve 5 question of arithmetic and even if miss all question the report was showing arithmetic : 100%.
4. Added dropdown for Sub-area to Quant Log
5. Added Sub-area to DB, Added some blank column range for user to fill new values in dropdown.
6. Added Report and graph for Sub-Area to Quant Stats.
7. Included 'updated by Spoilt' comment
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05 Jan 2010, 03:12
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Hello Jasonlu1981 and GMATClub members,

I have updated the Spoilt Error Log V0.0.7 with timer functionality.
"TestGrid4GMAT_latest_version.xls" code was very complex and inefficient. I have used better, simple and efficient code.

To start timer you have to double click the 'Your Answer' Cell, select value and double click on 'OA' cell timer to stop. I can only attach 2 files in one post, so I have included snapshot in help page of the attached sheet. Try it !!!

Please don't hesitate if you need more help.

Changes:
1. Timer functionality included.
2. Updated Clear Log button. (button will be automatically deleted)

Attachment:
Spoilt_Error_Log_V_0.0.8.xls [780.5 KiB]

Office 2007:
Attachment:
Spoilt_Error_Log_V_0.0.8.xlsm [418.18 KiB]

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27 Jan 2010, 05:11
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Hi,

Great work guys! I'm just starting to study for my GMAT and decided to use the first error log (friendly error log by Saruba). I have a couple of (stupid) questions:
- What is OA? Is that the correct answer?
- How do I actually use it? Each question that I get wrong I enter into the log and then review the appropriate areas in the last 2 weeks? There is no field for page number or w/e, so how do I record that?

Thanks!
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27 Jan 2010, 13:39
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Hey nickk, thank your for using the friendly error log.

1) The OA is the Official Answer. As you say it is the correct answer.
2) The idea of the error log is to record your performance in order to get information of your weaknesses as well as to know the areas for improvement. In short, it helps to focus on the areas where you have more difficulties.
There's no page number because you don't necessarily need it, you can select the book you are using and the question you're referring. Eventually, I didn't consider correct questions to be included in the error log (in fact the name itself is just that).

This is a beta release so it's not perfect, maybe neither appropriate. There are some other error logs that seem to be more updated, maybe you find them more useful.

Good luck!
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02 Feb 2010, 22:36
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Deall All,

I have updated the GMAT Club Error Log to add Timer functionality.

BB please update those on first page:

Attachment:
GMATClub_Error_Log_V3.0.xls [569.5 KiB]

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GMATClub_Error_Log_V3.0.xlsm [303 KiB]

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05 Feb 2010, 00:46
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i read through the entire thread, but i'm still a little confused (or maybe more confused?) because there were so many updates to the error logs. these are the conclusions that i've drawn:

1) saruba's friendly error log won.
2) spoilt then created the awesome error log which improves upon saruba's friendly error log?
3) the awesome error log is now the preferred choice?

will someone please correct me if i'm mistaken? thanks!

Hi username123, After Competition, I improved all 3 logs (Friendly_by_Saruba, Awesome_by_Saruba_Spoilt_Trianglock and my entry GMATClub Error Log )

1)Yes you are right - Saruba's friendly error log won.
2) No, the Awesome Error log(Created by Trianglock + updated by Spoilt) is combined result all three logs by Saruba, Spoilt and Trianglock.
3) All logs are preferred - use the one that is good for you. (Try it!!)

All suggestions are welcome, I will keep on updating the logs.
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05 Sep 2010, 20:32
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score780 wrote:
what is the "db" sheet in the error logs? database? for what?

Yes, it is the Database. If you want to add a source that's not there in order to include it in the drop-down menus or add some sort of mistake that you make which is not mentioned, etc you update the required column in the database.
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20 Oct 2010, 01:15
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BB, here is the simplified version of the 'Friendly' log without fancy buttons, but with WORKING formulas.
I also added the 'date' column. The reason for this is that I want to take reports every two weeks (Pivot table will help) on how am I performing and if there are substantial changes in the performance.
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File comment: the simplified error log with WORKING formulas
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04 Dec 2010, 09:46
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In Saruba's friendly error log, please explain with example, the various types of "Issues" such as Careless, Guess, Not sure, Tough, Knowledge Gap, Read the Q

Thank you!!

I am sorry, but what exactly is the problem here?

I think the terms are fairly self explanatory? Careless means you messed up stupidly. Guess means you guessed and either got it right or wrong - possibly wrong, if you're putting it in an error log. Not sure means you got down to like two choices, maybe and picked one. Tough means it was hard and you took too long or something. Knowledge gap means you didn't know how to attack the problem at all and Read the Q refers to you missing a crucial detail in the question and hence getting everything wrong.

And the moderators are here. We try to answer everyone's questions but you've gotta give it a bit of time. Try thinking about stuff rather than just post things immediately. Personally, I didn't really understand what your question even was.
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03 May 2011, 19:28
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Here is the macro-enabled workbook format, which includes my modifications to the Awesome Error Log V 3.0 by Saruba, Spoilt, and Trianglock. The modifications include adding in the verbal time tables and graphs plus extra sheets to show verbal and quant subarea accuracy and timing. I hope the original macros stayed in tact, as I can't be sure because I am working on a mac. The macros are just bells and whistles anyway. I would say this should count as Awesome Error Log V 4.0 but I'll leave that up to the original creators to decide.
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07 May 2012, 06:54
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It's been more than a year I have not even visited this website. Sorry for not replying to questions and for not fixing the bugs that you may have reported.

It is good to see that people are still using the logs we created. Those may not be efficient and 100% accurate. However, I happy that our efforts are helping GMATClub members.

Cheers!!!

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