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New post 20 Nov 2009, 11:23
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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New post 26 Nov 2009, 02:16
Password is 8887

For those who don't know how to unlock : I have unlocked it !
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New post 30 Nov 2009, 13:27
do i need a password to use those logs????
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New post 30 Nov 2009, 21:13
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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New post 09 Dec 2009, 00:38
thanks for the reply
looking fwd to get my hands on the completed xls file

I was looking forward for a way to include the "question" That i tried in the excel file ... as no way to do in excel i tried using the google doc in the following way ...

I found a bug ... may be Excel bug or google doc ... I try to maintain a online google doc of all the WRONG ques .. in the excel file when i insert a hyperlink like "http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0ZGQ3MzNoem5f4Y3NyN2hqZng&hl=en#Ques_3" then ideally on clicking this link i should see the ques but i see the index in browser ... BUT the URL in the browser doesnt include the #Ques_3 is sth like "http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0ZGQ3MzNoem5f4Y3NyN2hqZng&hl=en"

It seems like a bug in MS excel ... not sure ... may be others can try similar thing and confirm

let me knwo if i need to explain more
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New post Updated on: 23 Dec 2009, 03:27
Christmas gift to all GMATClub members.

Improved and completed version of Friendly Error log.

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bb can you please put those at the first page of this post.

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' comments.


Edit: Removed attached files to correct formula

Edit: Attached updated excel files

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New post 23 Dec 2009, 00:18
Thanks. Will do. Do you mind sharing what the changes/improvements were?
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New post 30 Dec 2009, 02:32
Hi, it was clear. I understood what you want.
i am using spoilt error log v0.0.7 in my signature.
I use the notes field for this purpose. I write the question number in notes field. Add a auto filter in excel using DATA-FILTER-AUTO FILTER.
so we have source field . type field . Correct field. And number of question in notes field. Using filter i can easily filter it.
Try it it's easy.
please don't hesitate if you need more help. Sorry using my mobile otherwise i would have attached snapshot.

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New post 04 Jan 2010, 01:05
Hey Spoilt, this is awesome error-log! I'm using your v0.07 for your GMAT study.

I was wondering if you can integrate in an auto stopwatch function inside your sheet, so in that way users can have a better understanding on what types of questions he/she needs to really practice from a timing strategy perspective.

I attached an old error-log I downloaded long time ago from GMAT Club. It has the auto stopwatch function.

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Hi, it was clear. I understood what you want.
i am using spoilt error log v0.0.7 in my signature.
I use the notes field for this purpose. I write the question number in notes field. Add a auto filter in excel using DATA-FILTER-AUTO FILTER.
so we have source field . type field . Correct field. And number of question in notes field. Using filter i can easily filter it.
Try it it's easy.
please don't hesitate if you need more help. Sorry using my mobile otherwise i would have attached snapshot.

Posted from my mobile device

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New post 04 Jan 2010, 04:47
Jasonlu1981 wrote:
Hey Spoilt, this is awesome error-log! I'm using your v0.07 for your GMAT study.

I was wondering if you can integrate in an auto stopwatch function inside your sheet, so in that way users can have a better understanding on what types of questions he/she needs to really practice from a timing strategy perspective.

I attached an old error-log I downloaded long time ago from GMAT Club. It has the auto stopwatch function.

Spoilt wrote:
Hi, it was clear. I understood what you want.
i am using spoilt error log v0.0.7 in my signature.
I use the notes field for this purpose. I write the question number in notes field. Add a auto filter in excel using DATA-FILTER-AUTO FILTER.
so we have source field . type field . Correct field. And number of question in notes field. Using filter i can easily filter it.
Try it it's easy.
please don't hesitate if you need more help. Sorry using my mobile otherwise i would have attached snapshot.

Posted from my mobile device



Yes sure why not. For the moment you can use GMATtimer by sir Walker - It's a very useful tool. I will check the source code in the attached excel and update log ASAP.

I am really glad to know that my error logs are useful to many GMAT club members for their preparation.

Please feel free to provide your valuable feedbacks and suggestions.
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New post 25 Jan 2010, 03:44
Thanks for your good comments.

read the following post to know about error log:
all-about-the-error-log-11754.html#p67628

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New post 27 Jan 2010, 21:41
Hello nick,

you can use : friendly_error_log_v2_by_saruba.xls

competition-for-the-best-gmat-error-log-template-86232.html#p646420

It is updated and password is removed.

Saruba : I have already updated your error log (first page of this post)
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I just downloaded the error log! thanks a lot for this. Now I just have to figure out how to use it effectively...any tips?
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I just downloaded the error log! thanks a lot for this. Now I just have to figure out how to use it effectively...any tips?


Ultimately you want it to be usable. If it is too hard/complicated to figure out, you won't use it.
Your goal is to have a record of all the questions you did wrong (maybe even the ones you did right but that's not as important).

There is also an auto-error log built into GMAT Club - see more here:
time-yourself-with-a-new-gmat-club-timer-v-96251.html
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New post 27 Aug 2010, 10:16
Umm..pardon my ignorance.

How to log the "questions" and the answer descriptions? Questions in verbal run along for pages. Their explanation consumes another chunk of space. Where do you guys log all this information? If I put it in the excel cell it doesn't look readable. It even doesnt work for questions with images.. Instead I've tried to write the description in a notepad and embed it into the spreadsheet. But even that gets very annoying.

I've logged OG11 and GMATPREP1 errors with just pointers to the questions I got wrong. But now I've forgotten the details about those questions. So every time I need to look back, I need to go to the open the book/software and check the questions again.

This seriously takes a lot of time and is very inefficient. I feel the best method is to keep handwritten logs but even that doesnt work for verbal. Cant write information that runs along for pages!

Can please someone shed some light on how to make efficient use of the error logs?
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what is the "db" sheet in the error logs? database? for what? :)
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Umm..pardon my ignorance.

How to log the "questions" and the answer descriptions? Questions in verbal run along for pages. Their explanation consumes another chunk of space. Where do you guys log all this information? If I put it in the excel cell it doesn't look readable. It even doesnt work for questions with images.. Instead I've tried to write the description in a notepad and embed it into the spreadsheet. But even that gets very annoying.

I've logged OG11 and GMATPREP1 errors with just pointers to the questions I got wrong. But now I've forgotten the details about those questions. So every time I need to look back, I need to go to the open the book/software and check the questions again.

This seriously takes a lot of time and is very inefficient. I feel the best method is to keep handwritten logs but even that doesnt work for verbal. Cant write information that runs along for pages!

Can please someone shed some light on how to make efficient use of the error logs?


I think with error logs, the best way to use them is to put in the question number and book name and then write down why you got the answer wrong. If not, what you CAN do is, if you're doing these questions online, just make a list of questions that you got wrong by copying and pasting them in a Word file. You can review these later.
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New post 01 Dec 2010, 19:17
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

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New post 21 Dec 2010, 20:23
Hello,
Before I posted this question, I tried to read through this thread and figure out if other people had this issue. Many do, but no clear answer (at least from that I was to see).
The way I see it, these error logs are only mostly valuable if you are solving ALL questions and logging your answers.
This does not seem to correspond to what was explained in all-about-the-error log post
all-about-the-error-log-11754.html
I was under the impression that the best practice promoted by most members of forum is to log all incorrect, difficult, and/or timely answers for future review.
As I have just started studying and am still trying to get organised, I would appreciate if the more experienced members share teir error logging best practices and how they use the above tools for that, or if you can link to the appropriate threads.
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How to Use:

I have a question and an answer for those who aren't sure. It would definitely be helpful for anyone who has used/created the error log (I am just referring to the "winner" error log for this particular post) to provide a quick insight on how they have demonstrated to use the excel. I just downloaded it and here's my take.

Simply put as you take practice exams, and check your answers as you get answers wrong you can enter them into the error log. All of the categories are pretty self explanatory, and as you build the data the graphs automatically update to give you a visual representation of how you are doing. However, taking this approach I have a big question about the columns "Choice" and "OA".

It appears that the answer you chose should go under "choice" makes sense. I'm not sure what OA stands for, but it appears it refers to the correct/actual answer? Do I have that right? If you play around with the data, it appears that way, as if you mark both colums with the same letter, the visual graphs change too (Ex. For any questions under "Area" noted as arithmetic, if you set the "choice" to a different answer than "OA" you'll notice the graph goes to 0.

HOWEVER, if this is an error log, then can someone who has used it explain why you would put an entry of something you got the answer CORRECT to on the error log? It certainly provides good stats, but would mean you'd have to go put the entry in for every question. If that's what you are supposed to do, then ok, but can someone clarify? Or does "OA" stand for something else?

LASTLY, what is confusing is that I would think the "#" column would correspond exactly to the number of the question on that particular test ("source"). Is that correct? If so its a little misleading that the numbers in that column are sequential, it would make more intuitive sense if they were random. (not criticizing of course, just looknig for clarity).

Thanks for the help, and thanks for an awesome and very clever (once clarified) error log.
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