Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack
GMAT Club

 It is currently 27 Mar 2017, 13:40

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# GMAT Error Log

Author Message
Founder
Affiliations: AS - Gold, HH-Diamond
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 14649
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
Followers: 3835

Kudos [?]: 24108 [77] , given: 4611

### Show Tags

02 Nov 2009, 18:26
77
KUDOS
Expert's post
175
This post was
BOOKMARKED
The Competition is finished. Here's a list of Error Logs of all times .

How to use & Purpose

The purpose of an error log is to keep track of your mistakes. You can use one of these fancy spreadsheets, you can use your own doc, GMAT ToolKit, or you can just mark the questions you got wrong in your book. The goal is the same - to build a list of questions that are problematic for you. Usually, you would exclude anything that you have missed by pure careless error (for example, confused answer choices) but you do want to have here all other questions you missed. Why? Because these questions are what you want to review at the end of the week and perhaps every month. You also want to save them for the last week (especially the ones that you missed twice).

If one of these spreadsheets is too fancy for you, just get your own error log/timer/etc - the key is to keep track of your weaknesses and mistakes and then to attack them. No spreadsheet can do the studying for you though.

Error Logs

1. Error Logs by Saruba
2. Error Logs by Saruba+Spoilt+Trianglock
3. Error Logs by Spoilt
4. Error Logs by Trianglock

There is also a built-in Error log in the GMAT Club Forum

Existing Error logs and resources you may want to use to create/revise your error log:
new-gmat-practice-grid-11448.html
gmat-club-guide-to-the-gmat-official-guide-12th-ed-85956.html
error-log-template-online-68055.html
error-log-tool-8717.html
gmat-timer-56014.html

[Reveal] Spoiler: Old files
Attachment:
Awesome Error Log_V2.xls [1.28 MiB]

Attachment:
Awesome Error Log_V2.xlsm [379.93 KiB]

Attachment:
Awesome_Error_Log_V2.1.xlsm [378.89 KiB]

Attachment:
Awesome_Error_Log_V2.1.xls [1.25 MiB]

Attachment:
GMATClub_Error_Log_V3.0.xlsm [303 KiB]

Attachment:
GMATClub_Error_Log_V3.0.xls [569.5 KiB]

Attachment:
friendly_error_log_v2_by_saruba.xlsm [152.41 KiB]

Attachment:
friendly_error_log_v2_by_saruba.xls [366.5 KiB]

Attachment:
Awesome Error Log_V2.xlsm [379.93 KiB]

Attachment:
Awesome Error Log_V2.xls [1.28 MiB]

Attachment:
Trianglock_GMAT Error Log-2.xlsx [814.57 KiB]

Attachment:
Trianglock_GMAT Error Log-2.1.xls [1.62 MiB]

_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

US News Rankings progression - last 10 years in a snapshot - New!
Just starting out with GMAT? Start here...
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Last edited by bb on 31 Aug 2011, 22:10, edited 12 times in total.
minor bug in Awesome Error Log fixed (V2.1)
Current Student
Joined: 13 Jul 2009
Posts: 145
Location: Barcelona
Schools: SSE
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 375 [20] , given: 22

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

### Show Tags

17 Nov 2009, 10:10
20
KUDOS
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Here is my contribution to this cool contest.

I focused on building a user-friendly and simple to use application , rather than cracking hundreds of functions. Honestly, an error log won't make you any better by itself, it only will tell you in which areas you must work harder and in which areas you are rocking the house. And that's what my proposal does, no more no less.

I used similar colors to those of GMAT Club in order to help people feel comfortable using it while they spend the hours cracking questions through the forums.

Finally, my gmat exam is TOMORROW(!) so I hadn't plenty of time to do this. It's not an excuse for the contest, rather a promise that I will make it better afterwards. Some areas that can get improved are:
1) More thorough database
2) CAT-Specific sections
3) Decent help section
4) You decide it!

When the contest ended I'll open a new ""official"" threat for those who will be using it and want to implement some improvements.

So that's it:

Friendly Error Log v1 by Saruba
Attachment:
friendly_error_log_v1_by_saruba.xlsx [134.76 KiB]

Attachment:
friendly_error_log_v1_by_saruba.xls [305.5 KiB]

*Several warnings prompted up when saving the 2003 version, I'm not sure if it'll work fine!

_________________

Performance: Gmat | Toefl
Contributions: The Idioms Test | All Geometry Formulas | Friendly Error Log | GMAT Analytics
MSc in Management: All you need to know | Student Lifestyle | Class Profiles

Manager
Joined: 29 Jul 2009
Posts: 123
Location: France
GPA: 3.95
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 102 [18] , given: 15

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

### Show Tags

04 Nov 2009, 00:55
18
KUDOS
This is not a final version. It is just a draft version for GMATClub members.

I will include more functionalities to this excel, till then enjoy with this version.

Cheers!!!

Rate:

_________________

Last edited by Spoilt on 06 Nov 2009, 00:18, edited 2 times in total.
Manager
Joined: 29 Jul 2009
Posts: 123
Location: France
GPA: 3.95
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 102 [17] , given: 15

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

### Show Tags

07 Nov 2009, 01:23
17
KUDOS
Thanks buddy,
you are right . I am not doing this for money but for free access to gmat club tests. Otherwise i would have waited till last day of competition to submit my error log.
I got my first kudos no this post from bb and it feels great, because atleast more kudos can get me access to that test . I won't regret my efforts but i regret my gmat score 620

Posted from my mobile device
_________________
Manager
Joined: 29 Jul 2009
Posts: 123
Location: France
GPA: 3.95
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 102 [9] , given: 15

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

### Show Tags

17 Nov 2009, 02:12
9
KUDOS
Updated version: 0.0.6

Improved performance. It's much faster now. More to come (I hope).

Rate: Rate:

Attachment:
Spoilt_Error_Log_V_0.0.6.xls [733 KiB]

Office 2007:
Attachment:
Spoilt_Error_Log_V_0.0.6.xlsm [240.01 KiB]

_________________
Manager
Joined: 29 Jul 2009
Posts: 123
Location: France
GPA: 3.95
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 102 [7] , given: 15

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

### Show Tags

06 Nov 2009, 00:30
7
KUDOS
bb wrote:
Thanks.

By the way, I did a save as and was able to save it as 300kb file instead of 1MB - Office 2007 version though.

Thanks bb,

New Version of Error Log attached : I have protected source code of this excel till 17th Nov '09. I will provide final version with source code by 17th Nov '09.

I am unable to attach Office 2007 format file.
Attachments

Spoilt_Error_Log_V_0.0.3.xls [1.32 MiB]

_________________
Intern
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 8
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 14 [7] , given: 2

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

### Show Tags

16 Nov 2009, 21:04
7
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Here is my entry.

I created this Error Log to help in my own GMAT studying and the tools in it were features which were very helpful to me. I tried to keep it as simple as possible and to minimize the amount of inputs for the user but also provide maximum utility. I knowingly did not add functionality to analyze specific types of problems (algebra, arithmetic, percents, strengthen argument, etc) as I found the data entry needed to analyze the results was too time consuming. I felt that time could be better utilized elsewhere - like doing more problems. I also did not add any fancy macros as it has been my experience that sometimes those things can crash your program depending on your computer.

Instead I focused on creating something where you could quickly find the problems you should revisit based on a few criteria: 1) Accuracy; 2) Speed; and 3) Comfort Level with each answer. These were critical things to me as I obviously wanted to review problems I got wrong but I also wanted to review problems that took me too long to solve or questions where I might have just gotten lucky by guessing.

I hope many/someone out there find(s) it useful. If there are enough requests and it is easy enough I will try to provide a copy for Apple users (I own an Apple but I use the Windows side of it for all MS Office stuff - dont like the Apple versions of Excel or Word). The file is open for all to see the coding.
Attachments

Trianglock_GMAT Error Log.xls [1.87 MiB]

Manager
Joined: 29 Jul 2009
Posts: 123
Location: France
GPA: 3.95
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 102 [6] , given: 15

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

### Show Tags

04 Nov 2009, 04:17
6
KUDOS
Spoilt wrote:
This is not a final version. It is just a draft version for GMATClub memebers.

I will include more functionalities to this excel, till then enjoy with this version.

Cheers!!!

Rate:

Thanks to bb, for good suggestion!!!

Next version will include - Full Length Test Score analysis and some more reports.
_________________

Last edited by Spoilt on 06 Nov 2009, 00:18, edited 1 time in total.
Founder
Affiliations: AS - Gold, HH-Diamond
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 14649
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
Followers: 3835

Kudos [?]: 24108 [6] , given: 4611

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

### Show Tags

04 Nov 2009, 13:47
6
KUDOS
Expert's post
Thanks.

By the way, I did a save as and was able to save it as 300kb file instead of 1MB - Office 2007 version though.
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

US News Rankings progression - last 10 years in a snapshot - New!
Just starting out with GMAT? Start here...
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Manager
Joined: 29 Jul 2009
Posts: 123
Location: France
GPA: 3.95
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 102 [5] , given: 15

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

### Show Tags

15 Nov 2009, 22:52
5
KUDOS
Updated version: 0.0.5

Added much needed button to clear log.
Rate:

Attachment:
Spoilt_Error_Log_V_0.0.5.xls [1.34 MiB]

Office 2007 file:
Attachment:
Spoilt_Error_Log_V_0.0.5.xlsm [420.78 KiB]

_________________
GMAT Forum Moderator
Status: Accepting donations for the mohater MBA debt repayment fund
Joined: 05 Feb 2008
Posts: 1884
Location: United States
Concentration: Operations, Finance
Schools: Ross '14 (M)
GMAT 1: 610 Q0 V0
GMAT 2: 710 Q48 V38
GPA: 3.54
WE: Accounting (Manufacturing)
Followers: 59

Kudos [?]: 816 [5] , given: 234

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

### Show Tags

17 Nov 2009, 07:51
5
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
The error log I used for my prep.

Final version, it has gone through all the necessary QA.

Attachment:
File comment: error log
error log.pdf [24.49 KiB]

_________________

Strategy Discussion Thread | Strategy Master | GMAT Debrief| Please discuss strategies in discussion thread. Master thread will be updated accordingly. | GC Member Write Ups

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Current Student
Joined: 13 Jul 2009
Posts: 145
Location: Barcelona
Schools: SSE
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 375 [5] , given: 22

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

### Show Tags

20 Nov 2009, 12:32
5
KUDOS
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!
_________________

Performance: Gmat | Toefl
Contributions: The Idioms Test | All Geometry Formulas | Friendly Error Log | GMAT Analytics
MSc in Management: All you need to know | Student Lifestyle | Class Profiles

Manager
Joined: 29 Jul 2009
Posts: 123
Location: France
GPA: 3.95
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 102 [5] , given: 15

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

### Show Tags

02 Mar 2010, 23:35
5
KUDOS
Dear All,

Updated version of Awesome Error Log (V3.0):

Changes

To use Timer : Double click on cell "START TIMER" and log your answers.

bb: Can you please update those on first page? Thanks in advance.

Attachment:
Awesome Error Log_V3(Timer) .xls [1.3 MiB]

Office 2007:
Attachment:
Awesome Error Log_V3(Timer) .xlsm [391.94 KiB]

Edit: Removed attachements to correct bug

Edit: Attached corrected files

_________________

Last edited by Spoilt on 03 Mar 2010, 01:44, edited 3 times in total.
Founder
Affiliations: AS - Gold, HH-Diamond
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 14649
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
Followers: 3835

Kudos [?]: 24108 [4] , given: 4611

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

### Show Tags

12 Nov 2009, 10:54
4
KUDOS
Expert's post
Bumping this thread - looking for more takers!
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

US News Rankings progression - last 10 years in a snapshot - New!
Just starting out with GMAT? Start here...
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Intern
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 8
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 14 [4] , given: 2

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

### Show Tags

17 Nov 2009, 13:18
4
KUDOS
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.

Attachments

Trianglock_GMAT Error Log-2.xls [1.59 MiB]

Trianglock_GMAT Error Log-2.xlsx [814.57 KiB]

Intern
Joined: 31 Oct 2011
Posts: 49
Location: India
GMAT 1: 660 Q48 V32
GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V35
GPA: 3.56
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 24 [4] , given: 24

### Show Tags

26 Sep 2015, 03:09
4
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Attaching an error log that I made on Google Spreadsheet. With me using different machines at different places (work, home etc.), I thought a Google Doc will help me keep track of all of it in one single place. So, here it is : http://bit.ly/ErrorLog

Quick notes:

1. Use the "Quant Error Log" and "Verbal Error Log" sheets to enter quant and verbal error data. Since these are questions that you got wrong, your answer / OA doesn't make a lot of sense. However, if you think you should have it, feel free to add them.

2. Fields Topic, Difficulty, Reason for failure and Remarks are indexed. ie., if you want to add a new value to it other than what shows up in the combo box, add it in the appropriate column in the sheet "Master Table". I have indexed remarks because often we label questions with standard tags, such as stumped, too long, attempt retry etc. Having an indexed field for the same will make it handy for analytics / filters. For other remarks you can always use remarks 2.

3. Use the Quant insights and verbal insights sheets for quant and verbal dashboard. They show the following:
• Top reasons for failure
• Weak topics : Top topics on which you commit mistakes. Will help you understand where you must focus
• Errors over days : Plots errors made day wise. This may not be an accurate metric if you don't practice uniform number of problems over time, but might help.
• Errors by difficulty : Share of errors graded by question difficulty. May not be useful if you're adding questions from sources other than gmatclub here.
• Errors by problem type : Whether you must focus on SC/CR/RC/PS/DS.

4. There is an optional accuracy sheet that you could use. This will require the aggregate of number of problems that you solved each day in quant and verbal. Given this input, and the error data that we already have, the sheet will graph you your daily accuracy rate in Quant and Verbal. Ideally, this should be a positive slope line

You could go one level further and get question details by topic for correct answers as well. But then, I realized that once the task of entering data into error log becomes cumbersome, you stop using it. So, wanted to keep the data entry part as minimal as possible. Even the accuracy part is completely up to individual's preference. But personally, I feel happy realizing that I've solved this many problems today, at the end of the day so thought I might as well keep track of it.

and yea, press kudos if you liked it! Thanks
Manager
Joined: 08 Oct 2009
Posts: 64
Location: Denver, CO
WE 1: IT Business Analyst-Building Materials Industry
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 19 [3] , given: 4

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

### Show Tags

06 Nov 2009, 10:46
3
KUDOS
I think this is an awesome idea. Some people are very talented with excel, and some (like me are not). I think that everyone who submits a log into the competition should get kudos from whoever downloads it I know I will definitely give kudos to everyone who submits an error log in the competition. Thank you to all the excel wizards out there who can help me with my error log!!!
Manager
Joined: 29 Jul 2009
Posts: 123
Location: France
GPA: 3.95
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 102 [3] , given: 15

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

### Show Tags

13 Nov 2009, 02:18
3
KUDOS
Sorry guys a bit busy

Attached new version 0.0.4

I would really like to receive suggestions from you. Please do not hesitate to send me PM, if you have some suggestion.

Rate:

Attachment:
Spoilt_Error_Log_V_0.0.4.xls [1.34 MiB]

Office 2007 file:
Attachment:
Spoilt_Error_Log_V_0.0.4.xlsm [412.83 KiB]

_________________
Founder
Affiliations: AS - Gold, HH-Diamond
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 14649
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
Followers: 3835

Kudos [?]: 24108 [2] , given: 4611

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

### Show Tags

06 Nov 2009, 07:16
2
KUDOS
Expert's post
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

US News Rankings progression - last 10 years in a snapshot - New!
Just starting out with GMAT? Start here...
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Joined: 20 Aug 2009
Posts: 311
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Schools: Stanford (in), Tuck (WL), Wharton (ding), Cornell (in)
Followers: 18

Kudos [?]: 145 [2] , given: 69

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

### Show Tags

17 Nov 2009, 11:13
2
KUDOS
mohater wrote:
The error log I used for my prep.

Final version, it has gone through all the necessary QA.

Attachment:
error log.pdf

Maybe it is all really redundant and everything you'll ever need is a bunch of good old A4s and pair of pencils, maybe... I don't have definite answer to that
Re: Competition for the Best GMAT Error Log Template   [#permalink] 17 Nov 2009, 11:13

Go to page    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11  ...  14    Next  [ 271 posts ]

Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 Simplest Error Log for GMAT... 0 20 Mar 2016, 03:51
Error in GMAT error log. 1 21 Jun 2011, 09:04
GMAT Error Log- Confused Newby 1 05 Jun 2011, 16:59
1 Gmat strategies and error log 5 17 Jan 2010, 10:36
5 GMAT Club : Error Log by Spoilt 2 27 Nov 2009, 00:02
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# GMAT Error Log

Moderators: HiLine, WaterFlowsUp

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.