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# How to maximize the use of Error logs

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How to maximize the use of Error logs [#permalink]  01 Oct 2018, 21:31
I have kept error logs of the question of each topic that i did wrong and alos why i did wrong and where was the lacuna in my logic or thinking. But i have noticed these error logs have increase so much to the point that i have like 20 to 30+ questions in each topic ( note i also did hard 700 difficulty gmat problems on each topic). Now how should i revise them , should i reattempt them ? Reattempting will take huge amount of time or should i just go through and sort of revise them ? Please help me as i know without revisiting error logs i will do same mistakes again as the error logs is for all the practice i did for quants in past 2-3 months.
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Re: How to maximize the use of Error logs [#permalink]  02 Oct 2018, 00:47
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Usually students use the error log to redo the topics that seem to be the weakest. Say you have the most errors in Probability, then you would dedicate more time to probability problems. That's the basic use.

Rather than repeating the whole log you could consider resolving only questions that had the maximum amount of errors, this way you get the maximum value for the investment of time.Try just solving the top 10 error producing topics first.

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Re: How to maximize the use of Error logs [#permalink]  25 Nov 2018, 10:28
what if you can't find a pattern in these error logs? =[
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Re: How to maximize the use of Error logs [#permalink]  29 Dec 2018, 17:55
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Although I’m unsure whether you are still preparing for your GRE, I’m happy to provide some advice regarding your error logs.

Usually error logs are used to easily see what topics you are struggling with and fix weaknesses in those topics. So, you want to make a point of frequently updating your error log. For instance, let’s say you review your Number Properties questions, and after reviewing/redoing what you’ve answered incorrectly, you feel that you have a better grasp of Number Properties. At that point, you’d remove the incorrect questions from your error log. By doing so, perhaps you’d reduce the number of questions from that section of your error log from 30+ questions to 10+ questions, right?

That being said, creating and maintaining an “old-fashioned” error log can be incredibly time-consuming. To save yourself from wasting unnecessary time and energy, consider using a self-study course that tracks your stats and provides a personalized error log with detailed analytics.

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Re: How to maximize the use of Error logs   [#permalink] 29 Dec 2018, 17:55
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