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# What is the Ideal time to analyze Practice Questions??

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12 Aug 2018, 22:23
Hey Experts,
I have been maintaining the error log for practice but it takes a lot of time to analyze each question approx. 45 minutes to each CR & SC question. RC takes probably less time.
Is it normal because if I go at this pace It will take forever to even complete the OG?

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12 Aug 2018, 22:33
sahilsnpt wrote:
Hey Experts,
I have been maintaining the error log for practice but it takes a lot of time to analyze each question approx. 45 minutes to each CR & SC question. RC takes probably less time.
Is it normal because if I go at this pace It will take forever to even complete the OG?

It depends..... if you solve a question about geometry and you never studied geometry, then probably would take 45 mins. or in your case about Parallel structure. But then the question is why you solving parallel structure questions if you have not covered this topic?

What do you do that takes this much time? Do you see decreasing over time?
Are these mistakes you analyze or every question?
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13 Aug 2018, 02:55
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sahilsnpt wrote:
Hey Experts,
I have been maintaining the error log for practice but it takes a lot of time to analyze each question approx. 45 minutes to each CR & SC question. RC takes probably less time.
Is it normal because if I go at this pace It will take forever to even complete the OG?

It depends..... if you solve a question about geometry and you never studied geometry, then probably would take 45 mins. or in your case about Parallel structure. But then the question is why you solving parallel structure questions if you have not covered this topic?

What do you do that takes this much time? Do you see decreasing over time?
Are these mistakes you analyze or every question?

Hey bb,
I take 45 minutes mostly in analyzing CR(my weakness) Questions because I deconstruct the passage in the most simple form and understand the pattern bit by bit and Analyzing questions solved in RON's videos. Quant doesn't take much time(10 minutes max). RC takes 10-15 minutes if I try to find the solution myself without reading the explanation without a timer.
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13 Aug 2018, 11:03
Hi Sahilsnp,

1) How many practice GMATs have you taken? Please list the dates on which you’ve taken any practice GMATs, the total scores, and the quant, verbal, and IR scores, as well as how you were feeling while taking the tests. Also, please tell me where these tests came from (ex: mba.com).

2) Please describe how you have been studying. For many hours a day and for how many months? What resources have you been using?

3) To what programs will you be applying? What are the deadlines for these programs?

4) By when would you LIKE to take the GMAT? By when MUST you take the GMAT?

5) How many hours a day, on average, can you study between now and your next GMAT?

6) What is your GMAT score goal?

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13 Aug 2018, 16:41
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Hi @Sahilsnp -

Looking at your error log, it looks like you are doing a thorough job at dissecting what's going on - perhaps even a bit too thorough of a job! If the amount of time it's taking you to go through and add a question is decreasing, then it might be worth it to stick with it.

However, consider a couple things:

1. Why the individual answer choice was wrong is going to be less useful for you in the long run than the notes you're making about 1) why the question was tricky to you and 2) what went wrong.

The biggest question is, however: is it helping? If it's helping, then what part is helping? If it isn't helping, then it's time to reconsider what you're doing!
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13 Aug 2018, 23:45
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Hi @Sahilsnp -

Looking at your error log, it looks like you are doing a thorough job at dissecting what's going on - perhaps even a bit too thorough of a job! If the amount of time it's taking you to go through and add a question is decreasing, then it might be worth it to stick with it.

However, consider a couple things:

1. Why the individual answer choice was wrong is going to be less useful for you in the long run than the notes you're making about 1) why the question was tricky to you and 2) what went wrong.

The biggest question is, however: is it helping? If it's helping, then what part is helping? If it isn't helping, then it's time to reconsider what you're doing!

And, Of course, this method is helping me. The thing I am worried about the most is preparation time. I am worried whether I am too slow in my preparation because of this kind of analysis. I review them once in a week. As CR is my biggest weakness, it takes considerably more time because I try to think about the question like a case study so that I can remember its pattern. But I end up spending more time with it.

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14 Aug 2018, 07:55
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Hey sahilsnpt
I don't think there really is such a thing as an "ideal time" to analyse, and wouldn't worry about analysing "too long". Analysing your mistakes is really important - perhaps the most important thing you will do during your studies!

your error log really does seem very meticulous and impressive, but (like Laura said), I think you need to focus more on general conclusions, in addition to the specific mistake you made.

After each mistake, ask yourself: why did I get this wrong? Was the problem…
- Professional? Did I just not know the material well enough? If so, this means: go back and study it! Review the fundamentals.
- Technical? did I just mess up with something seemingly small or silly? If so, let’s figure out if there’s a tip or technique I need to adopt. (this could be writing down the answer choices and crossing them out, writing down a formula at the beginning of the section, and so on…)
- Strategic - did I choose the wrong answer strategy and waste time? If so, let’s figure out what about the question made a different strategy the right one, and how I will identify this next time.
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14 Aug 2018, 12:00
DavidTutorexamPAL wrote:
Hey sahilsnpt
I don't think there really is such a thing as an "ideal time" to analyse, and wouldn't worry about analysing "too long". Analysing your mistakes is really important - perhaps the most important thing you will do during your studies!

your error log really does seem very meticulous and impressive, but (like Laura said), I think you need to focus more on general conclusions, in addition to the specific mistake you made.

After each mistake, ask yourself: why did I get this wrong? Was the problem…
- Professional? Did I just not know the material well enough? If so, this means: go back and study it! Review the fundamentals.
- Technical? did I just mess up with something seemingly small or silly? If so, let’s figure out if there’s a tip or technique I need to adopt. (this could be writing down the answer choices and crossing them out, writing down a formula at the beginning of the section, and so on…)
- Strategic - did I choose the wrong answer strategy and waste time? If so, let’s figure out what about the question made a different strategy the right one, and how I will identify this next time.

Thank you DavidTutorexamPAL for your recommendations. I will surely apply those in my preparation.
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