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How to use an error log? [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 20:28
I tried to understand the error log and how to use it, but the main thread titled "error log" (sorry, I can't post the link since I'm under the 4 post count) didn't actually say how to use it. I'm in my first weeks of studying and have been studying for roughly 8 hours a day on average.

Math has always been a sticky subject to me so any suggestions on how and where to start with the math section would be a GREAT help.

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Re: How to use an error log? [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 20:32
The error log is meant to be used to record your errors. While you're studying I would suggest using one of the error logs to record your answers. When you get the question make note of the question type and so on. And then if you click on the report section it'll give you a breakdown of the types of questions you need to focus on.
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Re: How to use an error log? [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 20:36
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The error log is meant to be used to record your errors. While you're studying I would suggest using one of the error logs to record your answers. When you get the question make note of the question type and so on. And then if you click on the report section it'll give you a breakdown of the types of questions you need to focus on.

I downloaded sarubas error log but it doesn't really show how to use it. Mind you, it just has an excel spread sheet.

Where would I click report?

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Re: How to use an error log? [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 22:38
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The Excel Sheet has multiple sheets in it. If you check the bottom corner or on the specific macros at the top right labeled Quant and Verbal and so on it should show you. The list of types included would be in the database sheet or the sheet labeled db. This you can find in the lower left bar where all sheets are listed.

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Re: How to use an error log? [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2010, 08:01
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I tried to understand the error log and how to use it, but the main thread titled "error log" (sorry, I can't post the link since I'm under the 4 post count) didn't actually say how to use it. I'm in my first weeks of studying and have been studying for roughly 8 hours a day on average.

Math has always been a sticky subject to me so any suggestions on how and where to start with the math section would be a GREAT help.

Thanks GMATclub!


I had the same confusion. Went through a lot of templates but got really confused and thought was wasting a lot of my time. Everyone has his own way of logging - go through the standard templates and devise your own method.

You can keep logging verbal errors in those spreadsheets but I dont think any word processor can help in noting down a quant problem. Maths problem are best done the hard way - getting your hands dirty! Write down the questions and then your answers!

Thats how I keep my quant error log. I keep handwritten notes of the wrong quant problems in the tests I take. Also keep a log of the noteworthy problems I come across in forums.

For verbal, I dont use spreadsheets. I note it down in a word document and take prints on a regular basis. Not thats its too smart but works for me. And trust me - logging is a very good thing to do. Cultivate a habit right away. My efficiency of "prep" (not necessarily tests :) ) improved a lot after I started this logging practice.

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Re: How to use an error log? [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2010, 08:41
petaa7 wrote:
I tried to understand the error log and how to use it, but the main thread titled "error log" (sorry, I can't post the link since I'm under the 4 post count) didn't actually say how to use it. I'm in my first weeks of studying and have been studying for roughly 8 hours a day on average.

I would keep a log of all of your wrong answers or ones that took you too long to figure out and redo them every week.

Math has always been a sticky subject to me so any suggestions on how and where to start with the math section would be a GREAT help.

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Re: How to use an error log? [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2010, 08:50
if you feel it is laborious to do the error log then you can simplify it to your needs. however you should at least get to the point where you know the type of questions you are getting wrong on
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