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I have put together a new Error for preparing for the GMAT. It is a simple excel based error log. The main difference from other error logs is that you can calculate your ability for each topic.

How to calculate weights/Difficulty level: To find the accurate ability for each section, it is really necessary to put correct weights for each questions. Sample way to enter the weights for the questions.

I have segregated the questions based on following,

Easy(500 Level)- 2
Medium(600 level)-4
Hard(700+Level)- 6.

In many test prep companies online question banks- the questions are segregated with the difficulty level. So you can use that measure to enter the weight in the Log.

If you are using GMATclub forum to answer the questions- You can find out the difficulty level of the questions using "tags" or more appropriately use the GMATclub timer feature. Since it gives the difficulty level questions based on the attempts.

If you are using OG Online tool to practice- The questions are segregated using the difficulty level as well. So use that feature to enter the weight.

Now about the log.

Ability to answer 700+ level questions gets your high score on the GMAT. The ability is also mentioned in the ESR. So, I felt it is good to have an error log to calculate our ability as a main measure instead of accuracy.

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This error log focuses on that aspect.

In egmat workshop i got the formula sheet which was used to calculate the ability on that workshop questions. So i used that logic to make this error log. Thanks Egmat!! :-D

Also the scholaranium of egmat uses this ability for the questions. Give it a try.



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Please use the error log if you feel it will help you in your preparation. Thanks.
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Thank you, Gnpth! This error log will provide me with a handful of insights.

Question: How would approach the retake of a question you previously got wrong?

For instance, you took several quizzes of medium difficulty for the same topic. Then you decide to take a quiz with the questions you got wrong. Would you either log those question in the tracker or change the status of the previous answers?

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You need to log those questions again in d log as you do normally.

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I see 141 downloads,

Guys who have downloaded provide your feedback if you have started using it :)..

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Hello,

that's a very nice idea. Is there any chance there will be a google docs version (or any other online tool) or non Microsoft Excel based version?

I know that I can import xls spreadsheets in google docs, but when they are quite complex (i.e. graphs) they may be unusable.

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Hi Gnpth,

I have been using the tracker extensively. Thank you for building it up and sharing it with us.

Quick question: What would the minimum ability % and accuracy % be if one is aiming to score a 700+?
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@diegocml : your ability should be around 80%. This is purely based on how many hard questions u r getting right. Accuracy also needs above that range!

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Hi, thanks for the log! Is it possible to also include the answer selection method and the "why I got this problem wrong" columns from the other logs in your log?

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you wouldn't happen to have an updated version for the 2017 Official Guide would you?

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Love this tool, thanks for creating and sharing!

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Love this tool, thanks for creating and sharing!

Did you study with the 2016 version, I don't think this file contains the 2017 book does it?

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Hi,

The error log is really helpful, since I discovered this post after I made my own version. Can you give the method for calculating the ability and accuracy %.

This would be of great help as it will allow me to calculate the same using my exiting error log.

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Love this tool, thanks for creating and sharing!

Did you study with the 2016 version, I don't think this file contains the 2017 book does it?


Hey,

You can go the "DB" tab and replace the source you are not using. For instance- if you are using OG 2017. Replace the OG 2016 with OG 2017.

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The error log is really helpful, since I discovered this post after I made my own version. Can you give the method for calculating the ability and accuracy %.

This would be of great help as it will allow me to calculate the same using my exiting error log.

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Love this tool, thanks for creating and sharing!

Did you study with the 2016 version, I don't think this file contains the 2017 book does it?


Hey,

You can go the "DB" tab and replace the source you are not using. For instance- if you are using OG 2017. Replace the OG 2016 with OG 2017.

Hope it helps.


I could not find the DB tab. Theres' Instruction,Time studied,Quant error log,,Quant stats,verbal error log,verbal stats and mock scores. Could you please help?

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Gnpth

First of all thank you so much for the error log, I will start using it from now on for my GMAT prep.

One doubt about the "Difficulty" of the questions, there is any place where I can check the difficulty of the question in the OG 2016? Since is on your log I thought you may knew it.

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[quote="moxie1"]Love this tool, thanks for creating and sharing!

Did you study with the 2016 version, I don't think this file contains the 2017 book does it?


Hey,

You can go the "DB" tab and replace the source you are not using. For instance- if you are using OG 2017. Replace the OG 2016 with OG 2017.

Hope it helps.


I could not find the DB tab. Theres' Instruction,Time studied,Quant error log,,Quant stats,verbal error log,verbal stats and mock scores. Could you please help?[/quote]
You need to unhide the tab. You will be able to find the db!

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You can find our guide to the official guide which has difficulty for each OG question (except RC)

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Thanks bb for chipping in. You can use the gmatclub to see d difficult level.

If u have the OG with u, u would have got the online tool as well. You can use it too. But gmatclub guide contains many replies and approach for each questions. If u click on the specific question discussion.

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Gnpth Thanks a lot for this log. I noticed that some rows are hidden in the quant log sheet that cannot be unhidden. I have no inputs under fractions yet it is showing results in stats sheet for fractions, same for 'other'. Is there a reason why? Also if we take a test using the Official GMATPrep how do determine difficulty level? Thanks.@@

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