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Re: GMAT Error Log [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2013, 21:58
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hi,

when doing problems and using an error log, how do you time yourself? do you do a problem say in 2 minutes, then immediately after the problem do you write down whether you knew the answer or if it was a silly mistake or if you were stuck between 2 choices. or do you do say 10 problems all timed, then when checking answers go back and try to remember your thought process.

i'm just trying to get the most efficient way to use the error log and keep track of stuff, but it seems like even using the error log is very time intensive and would take away from studying.

i'd be open to anyone's thoughts or techniques on maximum efficiency for error logs

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Re: GMAT Error Log [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2013, 05:37
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when doing problems and using an error log, how do you time yourself? do you do a problem say in 2 minutes, then immediately after the problem do you write down whether you knew the answer or if it was a silly mistake or if you were stuck between 2 choices. or do you do say 10 problems all timed, then when checking answers go back and try to remember your thought process.

i'm just trying to get the most efficient way to use the error log and keep track of stuff, but it seems like even using the error log is very time intensive and would take away from studying.

i'd be open to anyone's thoughts or techniques on maximum efficiency for error logs

thank you



Just use a stopwatch and write down your time and comments after every answer. It's not hard, but you're right it is tedious. The comments are invaluable however. Especially for answers you got right but were lucky and need to review the concept.
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Re: GMAT Error Log [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2013, 11:26
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how to add things to the database in the awesome error log?
I tried adding topics in quant in the DB but it is not reflecting in the drop down in the quant error log worksheet.

Kindly help.



I had the same question but I just found out:

1. Go to the db sheet (database) and in the Quant Areas column add the new topics that you want to include in the drop-down list (below the ones that are already there)

2. Go to the Quant Log sheet and select the cell that you want to add more topics to the drop-down list (you will want to select all the cells in the quant Area column)

3. With those cells selected: On the Data tab, in the Data Tools group, click Data Validation.

4.In the Data Validation dialog box, click the Settings tab.

5.In the Allow box, click List.

6.Specify the location of the list of valid entries, doing the following: click in the Source box and then select the cells that contain the quant topics in the db sheet.

7. Click OK and you're ready to go!


Let me know if it worked for you or if you have any questions.


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Re: Competition for the Best GMAT Error Log Template [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2013, 13:18
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Hello username123,

I have checked this problem on microsoft support web http://support.microsoft.com/kb/274222

The problem is because MAC OS doesn't support activex control.

I have removed the activex control : Use the attached version. Timer will start when you double click on
"Your Answer" and will stop when you double click on any other column.

Please feel free to ask for any improvement : I will try my best to implement it.

Mac Version:
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Does anyone have an idea how to adjust the drop-down list in the "error log" sheet in this file? I would like to make some adjustments in the "list" sheet.
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My error log isn`t displaying the graph of questions by sub topic in quant stats section(Error log by Saruba 2007). I don`t know anything about excel and was hoping if someone could help me with it.


It is a bit of an issue. The formulas got slightly messed due to copy/pasting/cutting. I am not super sure what Saruba intended to use that chart for. Once I fixed it, it is showing values that are 100% (similarly to how it looks in his original file). Any idea what that is supposed to be/show?

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Re: Competition for the Best GMAT Error Log Template [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 09:47
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Here is my contribution to this cool contest.


And a very good contribution at that!

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Re: Competition for the Best GMAT Error Log Template [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 09:59
Wow, sarubas work is really impressive, but I'm definitely going to check others out too
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Re: Competition for the Best GMAT Error Log Template [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 18:01
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Re: Competition for the Best GMAT Error Log Template [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 18:10
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Re: Competition for the Best GMAT Error Log Template [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 19:20
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Here is my contribution to this cool contest.

Friendly Error Log v1 by Saruba
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*Several warnings prompted up when saving the 2003 version, I'm not sure if it'll work fine!


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Re: Competition for the Best GMAT Error Log Template [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 19:47
I think Spoilt, TRIANGLOCK and Saruba have all done an excellent job. Very impressed with your work and THANK YOU. This helps all gmatters. BB and other Admins, I would hate to have just one winner. If possible, can you also include some sort of prize / free tests the other contributors too.

Again... Great job you guys.

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Re: Competition for the Best GMAT Error Log Template [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 19:48
All very good entries. Going to be difficult to decide who should win.

BB - Any chance of giving us 3 (Spoilt, Saruba, and myself) all access to the GMAT Club tests and just give the $$$ to the winner?
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Re: Competition for the Best GMAT Error Log Template [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 20:45
Saruba, good luck on your exam, but once you are done, do let me know how to edit the file. It keeps throwing "cannot modify protected cell" error.
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Re: Competition for the Best GMAT Error Log Template [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 22:18
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I think Spoilt, TRIANGLOCK and Saruba have all done an excellent job. Very impressed with your work and THANK YOU. This helps all gmatters. BB and other Admins, I would hate to have just one winner. If possible, can you also include some sort of prize / free tests the other contributors too.

Again... Great job you guys.



I agree on this (we need your help on this BB) . Free tests for everyone here :)
Though Saruba's Error log is not functional before the end of competition - Saruba also deserves something (at least a free test)
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Re: Competition for the Best GMAT Error Log Template [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 22:45
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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.

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Good work TRIANGLOCK.

I made a small change to this entry :
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Re: Competition for the Best GMAT Error Log Template [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2009, 03:05
Thank you guys!

I liked both Saruba's and TRIANGLOCK's work, though preferred Saruba's one. They both deserve access to GMAT Club Challenges at least

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PS I've just seen Spoilt's version too. It's very very good. All of these 3 users have made great contributions to site.
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Re: Competition for the Best GMAT Error Log Template [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2009, 03:18
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Thank you guys!

I liked both Saruba's and TRIANGLOCK's work, though preferred Saruba's one. They both deserve access to GMAT Club Challenges at least

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PS I've just seen Spoilt's version too. It's very very good. All of these 3 users have made great contributions to site.


True , TRIANGLOCK did good job for me.

I would like to quote Saruba's work is incomplete - It's just a template and don't have any fuctional value at the end of competition.

After competition is over - anyone not only me , TRIANGLOCK but any GMATcluber can update and produce better version but that will not be a fair competition - Log must be functional at the end of competition.

But I really appreciate Saruba's work - Though useless for the fair competition. (But Saruba deserves access to GMAT Club Challenges at least)
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Re: Competition for the Best GMAT Error Log Template [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2009, 08:29
hasn't the deadline already passed? Waiting for results :)
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Re: Competition for the Best GMAT Error Log Template [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2009, 10:54
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True , TRIANGLOCK did good job for me.

I would like to quote Saruba's work is incomplete - It's just a template and don't have any fuctional value at the end of competition.

But I really appreciate Saruba's work - Though useless for the fair competition. (But Saruba deserves access to GMAT Club Challenges at least)

"Error log is one of the most essential and important tools in GMAT prep. Do you use one? Have a good template? Have good ideas to create one? You may be in for some money"

Yes I use one. Yes I have one. Yes I do have some ideas. I can't see where he says that in order to participate in the contest the error log must have a functional value. By the way, what do you mean with functional value? A 'Clear log' button? How on earth will I want to erase all the entries that took me hours to introduce? A "Planner"? There are thousands of applications far better than that. Auto-increment? This is what I call useless.
A 'Hit Rate' bar graph just aside the table that shows the same information? The mess of having Quant and Verbal questions mixed together? Is this your concept of funcionality? Sorry, I don't agree with you.

Don't get me wrong, but what i think is really unfair is that you decide who is out of the competition.
My error log is usable as is, all I said is that for folks who like it and will be using it, I would improve it, AS A FAVOR, following their suggestions.

The value of my error log is its simple, clear, well-structured and user-friendly interface. If you don't value these aspects it's fine for me, but is the jury who will decide about these matters, not you.

As a bottomline, I had access to GMAT Club Tests thanks to other contributions I made to this community so I didn't participate for that and neither for the money (I have a job). I made this because I'd have never achieved a score of 700 without GMAT Club Tests and its support forums, so I feel in debt with this community.

Thanks for those who asked about my D-day, as I wrote above I got a 700. Will write a detailed debrief soon.

@HopefulOldie I protected it for the contest, I will soon publish it free but for now you can unlock it with the password '8887'.
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Re: Competition for the Best GMAT Error Log Template [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2009, 11:10
Congrats Saruba!!

I have been following this post and as a result was aware that you were giving the GMAT today. Great score and all the best for your applications!

I do hope you will continue making contributions to gmatclub for those of us who have yet to give the test!

Looking forward to reading your debrief.

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