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# GMAT Error Log

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

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19 Nov 2009, 12:08
I will keep waiting as you guys keep improving templates - keep going

Sorry, getting hammered at work. Will open up access to the tests so you are not waiting for me, but the final decision will only happen when I have a chance to try every single error log.

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

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19 Nov 2009, 20:11
TRIANGLOCK wrote:
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.

Good . I have some suggestions : Sorry I dont have enough time to update.

1. Performace is too slow, it is because we are using some calculations that can be done in a better and efficient way.
2. For validation(drop down list) we are using db sheet reference - that is very inefficient method: Suggestion (make the range in the db with name - check Spoilt Error log "Lists" sheet ) add list validation '=<RangeName>' e.g. '=OA'.
3. use alternate colour for combination of cells.
Attachment:
Awesome Error Log.xls [1.24 MiB]

Attachments

Range.PNG [ 59.6 KiB | Viewed 8318 times ]

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

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19 Nov 2009, 23:57
I have opened up access for Spoilt and Trianglock. Let me know if you can't access the tests.
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Re: Competition for the Best GMAT Error Log Template [#permalink]

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20 Nov 2009, 00:12
First of all - I want to thank everyone who participated - Spoilt, Trianglock, Saruba, and Mohater.
I have enabled access to the tests to those of you who are still planning to take the GMAT.

Based on the criteria put forth:
- Features, Functionality, and Usability of the final product as judged by gmat club mods and admins
- Effort as judged by gmat club mods and admins
- Quality and professionalism of the template as judged by gmat club mods and admins
- Design and layout
- Simplicity (Apple iPod approach to design and usability)

It was not easy to judge these but I am happy to announce that after a lengthy review (sorry) Saruba is the official winner.
His/her error log won not by functionality but rather simplicity and design/layout. In my opinion it was the most inviting and encouraging tool to get a novice started. Other error logs may be more sophisticated or have more features, and useful to experienced users but at the same time, may intimidate those who have just started. It was also one of the smaller ones in size.

Again, thank you everyone for participation - it was great to see the joint community error log at the end.
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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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20 Nov 2009, 04:54
Congratulations Saruba and thank you for the Error Log. The most recent Spoilt's error log is pretty good too.
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20 Nov 2009, 10:23
Saruba's error log was my personal favorite... It's nicest *.xls out here and I'm going to use it right away.

I'm novice and despite all advices haven't been using any error log yet. This will definitely change.

Thank you guys for your dedication!!! +1s for you all
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20 Nov 2009, 11:32
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Great! Thank you everybody.

I got fined the other day for parking my car so badly and thought 'damn it, I hope I'll win the elog contest'

For those who are interested in the Friendly Error Log, I will make a post soon with a new version with coolest features.

See you!
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20 Nov 2009, 16:52
Sorry about the ticket - bummer. Happy to offset that though. Thank you for the effort.I am stuck in ord on a united flight to Seattle but will contact you over the weekend via PM.

Hopefully you'll have some left for gas too

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21 Nov 2009, 16:16
Saruba, can you unlock the excel sheet?
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26 Nov 2009, 01:05
Hi,
I definitely think that Saruba's error log could be very useful... if unlocked
Thank you
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26 Nov 2009, 01:16

For those who don't know how to unlock : I have unlocked it !
Attachment:
friendly_error_log_v1_by_saruba.xls [308.5 KiB]

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26 Nov 2009, 08:32
After the 7th row, I can enter data manually, but not from a drop down menu. Am I missing something? Thanks in advance!
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26 Nov 2009, 09:05
Thanks for posting this guys, it's already getting tons of use!
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26 Nov 2009, 20:47
websterbud wrote:
After the 7th row, I can enter data manually, but not from a drop down menu. Am I missing something? Thanks in advance!

Saruba's template is still incomplete, Thus you are not missing anything, we are expecting him/her to update template soon.
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27 Nov 2009, 09:41
Kudos to you guyz .. gr8 templates ..
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30 Nov 2009, 12:27
do i need a password to use those logs????
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30 Nov 2009, 20:13
brick2009 wrote:
do i need a password to use those logs????

No you don't need password for logs - except for : Friendly log

use this link for unlocked version:
competition-for-the-best-gmat-error-log-template-86232-40.html#p656275
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08 Dec 2009, 03:44
Is awesome erro log complete ?
1) On quant Log tab ... When i change the ans choice and "official ans" colum to different values the "correct ans ?" column doesnt change auto matically
2) NOt sure why the graphs on the "quant stats" not working ??
Not sure why the "accuracy" graph is not showing any value.

Is Friendly Error Log complete ??
1) On adding new value in db .. suppose is add "source1" ... i dont see it in drop down "quant log" tab
2) On adding new ques on quant log tab the quant stats tab is not updated ???

Not sure if the xls sheet is complete ? or i am using incorrectly ??
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08 Dec 2009, 20:09
lav wrote:
Is awesome erro log complete ?
1) On quant Log tab ... When i change the ans choice and "official ans" colum to different values the "correct ans ?" column doesnt change auto matically
2) NOt sure why the graphs on the "quant stats" not working ??
Not sure why the "accuracy" graph is not showing any value.

Is Friendly Error Log complete ??
1) On adding new value in db .. suppose is add "source1" ... i dont see it in drop down "quant log" tab
2) On adding new ques on quant log tab the quant stats tab is not updated ???

Not sure if the xls sheet is complete ? or i am using incorrectly ??

You are right - unfortunately both the logs are incomplete.

I have started to update awesome error log. Hope to finish it soon.
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